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2015-07-09 07:57

BOLD TALISMAN: Renault has shown their latest design philosophy in the new Talisman sedan. It will make its public debut at the September 2015 Frankfurt auto show. Image: Newspress

PARIS, France - Renault's new family sedan has been revealed and it has a rather weird name: Talisman. The definition is described as "an object believed to have supernatural powers".

Two versions - sedan and estate - will be shown at the September 2015 Frankfurt auto show.

While the Talisman is unlikely to have mystical powers we can tell you it will showcase a new era of design for the automaker's cars cars.

WHAT'S MOVING THEM?

The Talisman will be powered exclusively by turbocharged engines: expect the petrol TCe 150 and TCe 200 and the diesel dCi 110, dCi 130 and dCi 160.

IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Renault Talisman

Gearbox options? Petrol engines will be offered only with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission; the diesels will have either a six-speed manual and the dual-clutch deal. The range-topping dCi 160 is only available with a third-pedal.

Renault is placing big money on the Talisman's trump card: interior space. The French automaker promises a 608-litre boot and cabin for 25 litres.

Renault showed a 10cm touchscreen (basic) or a 21cm (high-spec) to make the in-car entertainment easy to use.  

Renault SA said it had no plans to introduce the Talisman to the market at this stage.

A STEP-UP: The interior of the new Renault Talisman features a touchscreen, electric handbrake and a myriad of storage binnacles. Image: Renault

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