Talisman fans are not so lucky in the UK

Renault TalismanRenault has taken the wraps off its smart looking Talisman Estate which will stand alongside the model’s saloon version that was revealed in July, but before you get too excited there are no plans for the car to be produced in right-hand-drive format or sold in the UK.

The Talisman Estate features exactly the same dimensions as the saloon (length: 4.86 metres , width: 1.87 metres,  height: 1.46 metres, wheelbase: 2.81 metres), along with the same dynamic proportions, sleek profile and high waistline. The polished aluminium roof bars accentuate the sweeping roofline that is extended by a long lip spoiler. The C-pillar and chrome-bordered side windows contribute to the impression of finesse and sleekness. The slope of the rear window adds a dynamic touch without detracting from boot space.

The car is very practical and thanks to the powered tailgate – which is activated simply by waving your foot underneath the rear bumper – the boot boasts hands-free opening and closing to make loading all the easier. And when it comes to storage capacities, the Talisman Estate offers 572dm3 (VDA) of load space up to the parcel shelf and a maximum load length of 1,116mm. With the rear seats in the folded position, that figure increases to 2,010mm, equating to a volume of almost 1,700dm3 (VDA).

Designed with the well-being of the driver and passengers in mind, the Renault Talisman Estate – just like the saloon version – is a class leader in terms of interior space. The Estate version additionally benefits from 30mm extra headroom at the rear, extending it to 886mm. And it boasts an array of on-board technology to be explored along the way.

The car will make its first public appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show later this month and will go on sale in Europe (apart from the UK that is) during the first half of 2016.

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