As you approach, the Talisman recognises you, the daytime running lamps turn on, the cabin is illuminated, the door mirrors are deployed and the lighting environment is activated.
The most striking quality about the all-new Talisman from Renault is that in addition to its beautiful and
quality design, both inside and out, it is very smart. Smart in making life at the wheel more comfortable,
more to your individual taste.
The ergonomics of the driving position are designed for you. The Multi-Sense® dial is easily accessible and offers full control of your experience. Whatever mode you select, your universe is transformed, from the dashboard display to the lighting environment and the activation of massage seats; you will experience premium driving experience with greater comfort and road holding with electronically controlled variable damping suspension, an exclusive in the segment. Control all aspects of the Talisman from the large anti-glare R-Link2 capacitive touchscreen tablet, the central jog dial multi-function controller or Multi-Sense shortcut button. Enjoy a unique Hi-Fi experience with the Bose Surround audio system with 13 speakers and digital amplifier.
The stresses of driving in Doha’s traffic fade away when inside the Talisman’s comfortable and smart
cabin and the positive sensations only increase on Qatar’s highways where the new suspension and engine technology come into their own. The Energy TCe 190 engine has been developed from engines
designed by Renault Sport Technologies, benefitting from the expertise that Renault has in Formula 1 racing. Linked to the double clutch 7-speed EDC automatic gearbox, it offers flexibility and response at all speeds and, equipped with Stop & Start and energy recovery during braking, is equally effective
for driving enjoyment and fuel economy.
Lots of storage in the cabin includes a refrigerated compartment for drinks. There is access through
the rear centre armrest to the boot which you can open automatically from the outside, perhaps when carrying your groceries, by simply moving your foot under the rear bumper.
Talisman makes life more interesting – and easier!
ENGINE Energy TCe 190 16-valve, 4-cylinder, with turbo direct injection (2.0L version also available)
MAX POWER 190 hp (140 kW) @ 5,750 rpm
MAX TORQUE 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) @ 2,500 rpm
TRANSMISSION Seven-speed automatic dual-clutch
EXTERIOR Renault Talisman has a sporty edge that adds zest to this category. The front end is striking, with a sleek profile, impressive shoulders and an assertive stance. Offering well-balanced,
generous volumes, Talisman is an attractive, dynamic saloon car whose design is enhanced with elegant 18 inch wheel rims and refined chrome side fins plus the distinctive styling of the C-shaped daytime running lights
INTERIOR The all-new Talisman has a spacious interior focused on wellbeing; rear passengers also have generous leg and shoulder room; at the front, perforated and quilted leather seats with air conditioning, ventilation, heating and massage functions provide an ‘executive lounge’ feel; innovative on-board technology provides an ergonomic driving experience fully customisable and designed for you; excellent touchscreen infotainment and Bose Surround System.
SAFETY/SECURITY Renault driving assistance systems are into a new dimension with, among
others, Head-up Display, Easy Park Assist and front, rear and side parking distance control, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection, Easy Trunk Access, smart card totally hands-free system.
Saleh AlHamad AlMana Co will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Renault Talisman or any of its cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4428 3333 or visit their showroom on Salwa Road (see map below). Also check out their website, Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
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