Renault Taliant (2021): the new small saloon with a diamond trunk

Renault Taliant (2021) the new small saloon with a diamond trunk

Renault has unveiled the Taliant, a new small notchback sedan … which will never be offered in France since it is intended for so-called “emerging” markets.

Box sedans are not dead! If in France this type of bodywork is no longer really popular, elsewhere it still manages to attract customers. This is particularly the case in so-called “emerging” markets.

Renault therefore logically exploits the vein and unveils the Taliant in Turkey. The latter replaces the Symbol , a sort of Dacia Logan notchback decked out with the diamond that was until now sold in some international markets.

A real personality

And little surprise, unlike the Symbol, this new Taliant is not content to be a simple rebadged Logan . She has her own personality.

Based on the CMF-B platform already used for the new Logan (and the Clio V in particular), the Taliant sports specific taillights and displays the look of the latest Renault models, notably with a “C” shaped light signature.

What about the interior and the engines?

The interior has not yet been revealed to him but should however be modeled on that of the Sandero and Logan 3. We also do not know what will be the engines that will animate the beast but it is still a safe bet that the diamond mark will rely, among other things, on its 3-cylinder 1.0 TCe petrol.

The Taliant will never see France

The Renault Taliant is due to be marketed in Turkey in mid-2021 . It will then be launched on other markets, notably in Asia and Latin America, but will never arrive in France .

 

New Dacia Sandero (2021): what are the delivery times?

New Dacia Sandero (2021) what are the delivery times

Launched a few weeks ago, the new Dacia Sandero has been a real success in dealerships. The other side of the coin: delivery times are getting longer …

Arrived in December in dealership , the new and third generation of Dacia Sandero has already marked the spirits . The versatile city car from the Renault group has indeed risen directly to second place among the best-selling new passenger cars in France in January 2021.

With 7,249 registrations registered , it comes just behind the Peugeot 208 II and its 7,915 units sold but is ahead of the Renault Clio V which has attracted 6,323 new buyers.

The Romanian can even claim the title of the best-selling car in France at the beginning of the year if we count the 1,636 registrations of the previous generation Sandero, still offered for sale.

What price for the new Dacia Sandero?

A success that the car owes to its assertive and modernized design (sharp lines, unique light signature …), to its enhanced interior (dashboard strip covered with fabric), to its enhanced equipment (automatic lighting of the lights and speed limiter as standard …)

But also and above all at its price, still contained and fixed at 8,690 € with the SCe 65 engine (BVM5) and the entry-level finish “Access” (or 12,590 € for the Sandero Stepway in ECO-G 100 BVM6 Essential version). It’s only € 400 more than the old Sandero.

How long does it take to get my new Sandero?

Suffice to say that at the moment, Dacia salespeople are busy filling their order books, especially for the Stepway adventurer version, which is particularly popular with customers.

A real box that exceeds the most optimistic forecasts of the manufacturer. So much so that the models are starting to “run out”. Faced with such demand, stocks are gradually melting and delivery times are lengthening .

Thus, any customer who would fill out an order form today would have to wait several months before being handed the keys to their brand new Sandero, regardless of the model chosen. Currently, delivery times would be four months. For any new order, no delivery would therefore be scheduled before June .

 

Dacia Bigster: what price for the future big brother of the Duster?

Dacia Bigster what price for the future big brother of the Duster

Recently announced through the Bigster concept, how much will Dacia’s future large SUV cost, expected in the coming years?

On January 14, during the presentation of its Renaulution plan supposed to give it new impetus, the Renault group surprised its world by unveiling the Bigster , an SUV concept which announces at Dacia the future big brother of the Duster .

A vehicle all the more surprising as it seems at first glance somewhat removed from the “low-cost” spirit of the Romanian manufacturer.

Robust, spacious and … electrified?

With its 4.60 m long , its robust appearance (substantial ground clearance, large wheels, massive front face, marked bonnet, widened fenders …), its new “high tech” “Y” light signature and its spaciousness generous interior, the Bigster promises to be a more upscale model than previous Dacia creations. Especially if, thanks to the modular platform CMF-B of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, it is available in an electrified version (E-Tech hybrid of 140 hp as on the last Clio?).

The “Bigster Concept embodies the evolution of the Dacia brand to greater heights”, seems to confirm the brand in a press release.

The Bigster “at the price of a lower segment vehicle”

However, of rising prices, it will obviously not be question with this Bigster because the Renault group quickly announced that the vehicle will make “the segment C accessible”. It will indeed be offered ” at the price of a lower segment vehicle “, says the firm.

What will be the price range of the machine? Difficult to say at the moment since the production model is not expected before 2025.

Under 20,000 €

However, the entry price of the Dacia Bigster should be between € 15,000 and € 20,000, with the Duster currently being charged from € 12,490. On the other hand, the electrified versions would be much more expensive since they could flirt with the 30,000 € mark, or even exceed it, which would in any case remain much more affordable than the equivalent models of the competition …

 

Renault Talisman (2021): arrival of the “Limited” series

renault talisman (2021) arrival of the limited series

Renault is launching the “Limited” limited series within the Talisman range. Available in sedan and station wagon versions, it is displayed from 38,000 €.

Renault is trying to support sales – at half mast – of the Talisman by launching in February a new limited series : the ” Limited ” edition , widely used in the diamond range since it is already offered on the Clio , Mégane and other Scenic in particular.

A well-equipped limited series

Available on the Talisman sedan and its station wagon variant , it redesigns the “Zen” access equipment (LED front fog lights, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, cruise control / speed limiter, rear parking assistance, fatigue detection, assistance emergency braking, digital handset and 7-inch touchscreen, Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility …) and adds a reversing camera, GPS navigation, a blind spot warning, front parking aid and side, mixed fabric / imitation leather Limited upholstery and Limited mats.

On the styling side, we also find specific 18-inch alloy wheels, Star Black exterior mirror caps and Limited badges.

Under the hood, two units are available: the 160 hp TCe petrol, associated with the EDC7 and the 160 hp Blue dCi diesel in the EDC6 automatic gearbox.

A price from 38.000 €

In the first case, it will be necessary to count at least 38,000 € against 39,300 € in the second. It’s 700 € more than the Zen finish. The Talisman station wagon (Estate) asks for 1,200 € more than the sedan.

 

New Dacia Sandero (2021): already a real hit!

New Dacia Sandero (2021) already a real hit

Recently arrived in dealerships, the new Dacia Sandero is already a real success. In January 2021, the Romanian city car is the second best-selling new passenger car in France!

At Dacia , the Sandero confirms its status as a bestseller. The brand’s best-selling model with more than 2.1 million units sold since its launch in 2008, the versatile city car, which until now was the preferred vehicle for individuals, has just risen to second place among passenger cars new products the most sold in France at the start of 2021, all channels combined, thus also counting sales to rental companies and company fleets.

The Dacia Sandero 3 debunks the Renault Clio V

In January, the new and third generation of Sandero, freshly arrived in dealerships, sold 7,249 copies, which places it just behind the Peugeot 208 II (7,915 units) but ahead of one of the queens of the market, the Renault Clio V (7,249 registrations).

If we add to this the 1,636 sales of the second Sandero of the name, the Romanian can even claim the title of the best-selling car in France!

Increased services and an unbeatable price

A success that the car owes to its assertive and modernized design, to its enhanced interior, to its enriched equipment but also and above all to its price, which is always contained.

On the French market, the Sandero III is indeed displayed from 8,690 €, it is only 400 € more than the previous model. Its Stepway backpacker version starts at € 12,590. What actually to crack more than one …

The Top 10 new car sales in France in January 2021

Discover immediately the Top 10 new passenger cars the most sold in France in January 2021. In addition to the arrival in second place in this ranking of the new Sandero, let us also note the surge of Peugeot SUVs , the 2008 and 3008 , respectively 4th and 5th in the Top 10, as well as the downfall of the Renault Zoé , which dropped from 9th place at the end of 2020 to 31st position at the end of January 2021 (1,013 registrations).

  • 1 – Peugeot 208 II: 7,915 registrations (6.3% market share)
  • 2 – Dacia Sandero III: 7,249 registrations (5.7%)
  • 3 – Renault Clio V: 6,323 registrations (5%)
  • 4 – Peugeot 2008 II: 6,003 registrations (4.8%)
  • 5 – Peugeot 3008 II: 4,879 registrations (3.9%)
  • 6 – Citroën C3 III: 4,869 registrations (3.9%)
  • 7 – Renault Captur II: 4,412 registrations (3.5%)
  • 8 – Toyota Yaris: 3,842 registrations (3%)
  • 9 – Peugeot 308 II: 2,470 registrations (2%)
  • 10 – Renault Twingo III: 2,443 registrations (1.9%)