The French manufacturer Renault offers a small restyling to the Talisman. As is often the case with a facelift, the external changes are quite slight. It has been almost five years that the Renault Talisman has been traveling the French roads and to believe the Renault group, the sedan, and the station wagon needed changes.
The restyled Talisman has a new grille and a redesigned front bumper which gives the car a slightly more massive air but which does not change its appearance. In terms of optics, Renault opted for 100% LED lighting on the Talisman, from the entry-level to the Initial Paris version. Renault has modified the light signature before this model but again, it is not easy to observe the differences with the naked eye.
It is in the rear lights that we see a real difference. The designers at Renault have worked to make the rear lights refine and give a singular style to this car. Three new colors (Baltic Gray, Vintage Red, and Highland Gray), as well as three new rims in 17.18 and 19 inches, are added to the catalog.
It is surely on this point that Renault has made the greatest effort. The Talisman now has LED Matrix Vision technology. This technology improves safety thanks to better lighting performance. The visibility goes from 220 meters to 175 meters according to the manufacturer’s data. It also has the new EASY LINK Multimedia system with all the new applications like Apple CarPlay to name a few.
Like most of its competitors, the Talisman is equipped with technology allowing level 2 autonomous driving. Dynamism, comfort, and safety are improved according to Renault thanks to new devices
The restyled Talisman can be powered by 1.3 liters TCe 160 EDC FAP petrol engines which deliver 160 hp and 270 Nm of torque. But also by the TCe 225 EDC FAP and its power of 225 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque thanks to an automatic gearbox with double clutch.
Four Diesel engines will also be available with the Blue dCi 120 and 150 hp and the six-speed manual gearbox as well as the Blue dCi 160 and 200 horsepower and the six-speed EDC dual-clutch gearbox.
The only change that jumps out at us when we discover the interior of this Talisman is at the center console. It is much less massive than in the previous version. This makes the interior of the French sedan more harmonious.
Renault also offers new upholstery from the first trim level and leather is available from the second Intens trim level. As with the exterior colors, three new leather colors are available: Light Sand Gray, Castenyera Brown and Titanium Black. The Initiale Paris version also receives a new Nappa leather upholstery in Titanium Black or Light Sable Gray shades with new Cognac-colored stitching.