Renault's Laguna replacement, the Talisman, has been revealed at the Frankfurt motor show. The Talisman will go on sale in Europe in the first half of 2016 in both saloon and estate forms, but won't be coming to the UK.
Design cues around the front end echo those of the next-generation Renault Megane, which is also due to arrive in 2016, while the Talisman’s overall shape is similar to traditional saloons like the Mazda 6 and Volkswagen Passat.
Renault says the Talisman nameplate was chosen as it “conjures up notions of both protection and power. At the same time, Talisman is an easy word to pronounce and understand the world over”.
The Talisman will come with a choice of two petrol and three diesel engine. The 108bhp 1.4-litre diesel engine is the most efficient of the range, with emissions starting at 95g/km when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox. A 1.6-litre dCi 130 and a dCi 160 are also offered, alongside a 147bhp and 197bhp petrol option.
Renault says that the new car will come with 4Control - a four-wheel steering system - and active dampers, which allow the driver to switch between Comfort, Sport, Eco and Neutral modes.