The other day I saw this car for the first time. A shortage of time stopped me from giving it a close look. It’s the Renault Talisman, in the metal.
The French justifiably have protection for their film and television media. I wonder if something similar is needed for French cars. Ceci n’est pas une voiture francaise. I don’t have a cedilla on my keyboard, before anyone writes in. It’s quite professional and also dotted with a few oddities such as the faint swerve of the base of the side glass over the rear wheel, the eccentric shutline that dives from the base of the A-pilllar to the front lamp and the useless vent under the A-pillar. The rest is generic Eurocar.
This is to 2016 what the Renault 9 was to 1981. Isn’t it to do with “premium” being slathered all over the design when something else was required. Maybe not French but definitely Renault. The customers of the cars this vehicle is derived from are not going to look twice at this, nice as it is (it’s actually quite nice). Shame about the big wheels. Can wheels get too big, I wonder? When will we reach peak wheel diameter?