Review: Renault Talisman Grandtour Initiale Paris Energy TCe 200 EDC

Renault Talisman substituting for Laguna and Latitude models, the test version Grandtour is the highest equipment Initiale Paris.

The interior

The interior uses high-quality materials and workmanship has also a quality feel.
Leather steering wheel is adjustable over a wide range of radio controls is solved the typical driver behind the steering wheel – the downside is that when driving straight ahead is hidden behind the wheel of a single button is so important to remember. The instrument panel has only a pointer thermometer and fuel gauge, the middle of the display, which has several display options. Information on current speed, speed limits and navigation can also have a field of view thanks to head-up display.
The front seats are electrically adjustable and heated ventilovatelná. Besides memory function are also getting comfortable. They also have three types of massage: tonic, relaxing and hip. Dual-zone air conditioning is only the most necessary controls, more detailed setting is only possible via the display. Infotainment R-Link 2 has a 8.9 “display that is positioned vertically. Sympathetic is that the control is not necessary to use only a touch screen, but also a knob with which you can control most functions. The sound takes 12 Bose speakers. connectivity is wide, in addition to internet content can be played from USB, memory card, AUX and Bluetooth. the system responds rapidly and has a wide scope for individualisation, the layout and appearance of the user interface can be customized according to your wishes. < / div>
Rear seat as there is enough space above the head and foot. Will come in handy USB ports for charging and blinds in the windows.
The boot has a volume of 572 l with lowered seats 1681 l . Backrest is split 60/40. Neither Talisman missing contactless opening / closing tailgate.

Engine and driving

The test car is powered by a 1.6 four-cylinder ignition performance of 200 hp . The motor behaves cultivated, vibration and noise is well filtered, the performance is sufficient for more powerful drive. Combined fuel consumption compared to the moving table 5.8 liter above, and it is very nice value with respect to the performance. This engine is only available in combination with a 7 ° EDC dual clutch transmission which transmits power to the front wheels. The gearbox can shift with emphasis on agility and comfort – by setting Multi-Sense. The engine of the seventh gear at a speed of 130 km / h revolve about 2750 rev / min.
While competing models is the option to pay extra for all-wheel drive, with Talisman yet this option is not. For Renault conversely bet System turning wheel 4Control to 60 km / h, the rear wheel rotates against the direction of the front and provide better dexterity, at higher speed swivels in the same direction and improve the stability. < / div>

Choice of driving modes Multi-Sense offers the following options: Normal, Sport, Comfort, Eco and Individual. Govern not only the setting of the engine, gearbox and adaptive shock absorbers 4Control, but also the color of the interior lighting, seat massage function or display instrument panel.
Adaptive cruise control works reliably, comfort is primarily used in combination with automatic transmission, but unfortunately a small range in which it operates, and from 40 to 140 km / h. Easy Park Assist can help with parking, not only longitudinal but also transverse and oblique.


Renault Talisman is not only visually interesting car. In version Initiale Paris next you get excellent interior and technology-packed car, where you no longer have to think too much extra equipment. Compared to other cars in this category offer the option of all-wheel drive. Squared side 4Control offers a system that facilitates maneuverability with a car on a smaller area.

+ High gear

+ 4Control

Multi-Sense +


– there is no possibility of AWD

– the limited range cruise

Price from: 649 900 CZK

The price of the test car: 1,032,900 CZK (optional Winter Pack, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Easy Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control)

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