New spy shots from the upcoming Renault Talisman, a new large sedan for the Chinese car market, it will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April and it will be listed soon after that. The Talisman will be imported from South Korea, it is based on the Renault-Samsung SM7 that by itself is based on Nissan’s J31 platform.
The J31 underpins, among others, the Nissan Teana that is made in China by the Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. Renault has been trying for many years to start local production in China, preferably with Dongfeng, but so far without result. The Talisman will be powered by a 2.5 V6 0r a 3.0 V6, both from Nissan, mated to a CVT or a six-speed tiptronic.