Renault Unveils New Talisman Estate
Aug 26 15
Renault has taken the wraps off the Talisman Estate which will stand alongside the model's saloon version that was revealed on July 6. This new large estate car delivers the same technological features as the saloon, along with extra load-carrying ability: Assertive styling with a sleek silhouette and dynamic proportions in keeping with the segment's status-enhancing cues, an unprecedented level of driving enjoyment thanks to the combination of the 4Control chassis and active damping, while Multi-Sense technology provides a truly personalised experience, generous interior space and unrivalled comfort, with front seats that benefit from integrated ventilation, almost 1,700dm3 of load space (VDA), plus the R-Link2 multimedia tablet, BOSE Surround Sound and a comprehensive range of driving aids and equipment designed to enhance travelling comfort. The Renault Talisman Estate will go on sale in Europe during the first half of 2016. The new Renault Talisman Estate carries over all the benefits of the saloon version, while adding the stylish lines and practicality of an estate. 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 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. Front headroom: 902mm, rear headroom: 886mm, front elbow room: 1,512mm, rear knee room: 262mm, more than 25 litres of cabin stowage. The accommodating front seats combine the very best characteristics in the class: Up to 10 possible settings (eight of which are electrically adjustable) and a seat cushion length that can be adjusted fore/aft by up to 60mm (Initiale Paris equipment level only), four-way electric lumbar adjustment (height/depth), a massage function that can be adjusted in type and intensity (two programmes /five sequences), aviation-style six-way adjustable head rests, heated seat cushions and backs, settings memory for up to six individual profiles, integrated ventilation for greater comfort in hot weather, and nNw 'Cover Carving Technology': strong, semi-rigid, lightweight shells incorporated into the front seat backs, freeing up extra space, including more than three additional centimetres of extra knee room for rear passengers. The Talisman Estate is also available in Initiale Paris trim, offering even greater refinement and comfort, plus an exclusive Amethyste Black exterior finish, special full-grain Nappa leather upholstery and improved soundproofing, thanks notably to laminated side windows. The Renault Talisman Estate offers Renault's R-Link 2 connecte d multimedia tablet, available in either a 7-inch landscape format or an 8.7-inch portrait format. R-Link 2 oversees the vehicle's driving aids as well as all of the standard duties such as the navigation, audio and climate control functions. In addition to the touch-screen display's features are shortcut buttons, a multi-function rotary control on the centre console and additional steering wheel-mounted controls. The Renault Talisman Estate offers the same range of engines as the choice that is available for the saloon version. Two petrol engines: The Energy TCe150 and the Energy TCe 200, combined with seven-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission. Three diesels: The Energy dCi 110, mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission. The Energy dCi 130, similarly available with the six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed dual clutch EDC transmission. The twin turbo Energy dCi 160 which drives exclusively through six-speed dual clutch EDC transmission. The Renault Talisman Estate will be available with a choice of four different equipment levels and will additionally be offered in the range-topping Initiale Paris trim. It will make its first public appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale in Europe during the first half of 2016.
Renault In Talks To Acquire Stake In Force India Formula One Team
Aug 25 15
Renault Société Anonym (ENXTPA:RNO) in talks to acquire stake in Force India Formula One Team Limited. Over the course of last week’s Belgium GP, new developments have emerged, indicating that Renault is looking to acquire controlling stake in Sahara Force India F1 team, owned by Vijay Mallya. The company had reportedly held two rounds of talks with the Indian team’s management so far regarding the terms of a potential deal. After talking to Renault’s ambassador Alain Prost, Vijay Mallya told media that no decision has been taken yet and there is a proposal about board of Renault on the table. Vijay Mallya added that the points such as details of shareholding, Sahara Force India’s willingness to become a minority shareholder in the team, and the team’s vision were discussed in the recent meeting. He also confirmed that Renault is talking with multiple teams with a similar proposal.
Government To Sell Stake In Renault
Aug 3 15
The French government intends to sell some stake in Renault Société Anonym (ENXTPA:RNO). The government plans to sell 5% stake in Renault that it had bought in April, 2015, according to economy minister Emmanuel Macron.