The Talisman is the first and possibly last of its name, a big sedan/wagon created to contend for the reducing attention of D-segment car buyers in Europe, however also South Korea. Besides the periodic discounts, you don’t hear about it much, but Renault wants to change that with a mid-life facelift.
We’re pleasantly surprised by how much attention this car has gotten, far more than the Laguna that it changed. The wagon came out in 2016 however got an extensive series of new engines in 2018. But addressing the cosmetics might prove more complicated.
2021 Renault Talisman Wagon Spy Shots
These spy shots show the Grandtour wagon sporting the facelift for the very first time, its camouflage permitting us to see some features, however obscuring others. The most obvious change is fresh projectors for the headlights, which look thinner and, therefore, more “premium.”.
The grille is being modified at the very same time the lower bumper looks sportier, thanks to frames around the consumption, which are slightly similar to the Megane RS. Meanwhile, the back sports narrower taillights and a new diffuser.
2021 Renault Talisman Wagon Interior
We believe the interior is going to be the main focus of the facelift. While we hope they will not set up a tablet drifting over the dash like in the Clio, this seems to be the new requirement for Renault. Likewise, we could see a couple of textured elements to match the Peugeot 508.
2021 Renault Talisman Wagon Engine
As we have mentioned, the Talisman already has fresh engines, fascinating ones that you hardly find out about. For instance, VW’s 2.0 TDI is matched or even outshined by the 1.7 dCi with 150 HP and the flagship 2.0 dCi making 200 HP. For those trying to find speedy acceleration, Renault also makes a version with the 1.8 TCe from the Megane RS but de-tuned to 225 HP. Our company believes that a hybrid is what the French are seeking to include. We’re simply unsure what it is right now, perhaps something from Nissan’s bigger models.