On a Thursday morning, these pictures of the Renault Talisman are giving us some serious design inspiration. Sadly, this baby is not coming to India, or in right-hand-drive, but we could not let go of the opportunity to ogle at it either.
The 2016 Renault Talisman estate version gets a powered tailgate which is activated simply by waving your foot underneath the rear bumper. Most of the Talisman saloon’s (revealed earlier this year) comfort features are available for the estate too, including up to 10 possible electric settings for the front seats, four-way electric lumbar adjustment, a massage function, heating and cooling function, etc…
Power is provided by the TCe 150 and TCe 200 turbocharged petrol engines paired to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox and dCi 110 and dCi 130 diesel units, both linked to a 6-speed manual or the 7-speed dual clutch. There will also be a flagship dCi 160 twin-turbodiesel working only with a 6-speed dual clutch.
Renault officials have stated that it won't be engineered for right-hand drive due to the decline in the traditional saloon market.
The Talisman Estate will make its world premiere at the 2015 International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt. For now, here are a couple of shots Renault has released to tease the audience.