Since its launch in 2021, the Renault Taliant, which replaces the current Logan, is sold only in Turkey. Now it can reach many countries, but not here.
It was May 2021 when we first met Renault Taliant, a sedan based on the latest generation Dacia Logan. For obvious reasons, it appears as successor to the current Logan for Latin America and other regions. However, in these parts, the French company decided that Your most popular sedan will say goodbye without a replacement at the end of its commercial life.
Sad decision, though Renault’s ambitious plans with models like Kardianthe upcoming hybrid pick-up based on Niagara concept y an unprecedented SUV Coupé for the region. At least in Colombia, where cheap sedans are They remain a fundamental part of the market.
Meanwhile, Taliant serves as an economical diamond sedan in Türkiyethe only country where it is marketed so far and where it is made, but also where it comes from will be exported soon. Now this car reach some African countries, as in the case of Egypt and Ghana. And it may reach new markets later.
Renault Taliant: review of the new affordable rhombus sedan
The technical basis of the Renault Taliant is platform CMF-B of the Renault Group, which also supports the existing Dacia Logan, Sandero and Stepway, Renault Clio and Captur. It is like serves as the basis for the new CMF Global architectureWHAT supports the Latin American Renault Kardian and many models prepared by the brand in this part of the world.
It’s a big car for its category, with 4.39 meters tall and one 2.65 meter wheelbaseas well as a height above the ground of 16.1 cm. These are the steps that are interesting compared to its rivals, which here are Chevrolet Joy and Onix, Nissan Versa, Suzuki Swift and Kia Soluto. The tree is coming 528 liters of spacemore than 510 liters in the current Logan.
The design uses the old formula: Promote a Dacia model with Renault emblems. On the front, inside and back there is a rhombus above it, no major changes compared to the new Logan sold in Europe. We think that if it comes to Latin America it will look closer to Kardian.
Also, its team includes 8-inch touchscreen multimedia centerAndroid Auto and Apple CarPlay, front and rear proximity sensors, reversing camera, automatic climate control, cruise control, light and rain sensors, stability and traction controls and 4 airbags. The cabin It’s very simple and doesn’t have many different elementsbut it looks good.
The mechanics are also close to the European models. The offer focuses on a 1.0-liter three-cylinder Turbo engine, with 90 hp and 160 Nm of torque with a 6-speed manual transmission, or 142 Nm of torque with a CVT automatic transmission. There is also a gas version with 100 hp. true, the proposal of our Kardian (125 hp and 220 Nm) is better.
Why don’t you go to Latin America?
Many would say, and rightly so, that This type of car has a large market in Colombia, and therefore it should be sold here. But the big problem is that Renault is one of the companies that decided to centralize its operations in Latin America in Brazil. And that’s where regional models are developed.
Usually, in these cases, it is sought that the models for the region have that country as their main market. And contrary to the case of countries like Mexico and Colombia, In Brazil, subcompact sedans are increasingly losing sales. That leaves Renault without a replacement for the Logan in the region. And so, we don’t have Taliant here.