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Rendering wiz Theophilus Chin has offered his take on what the new Renault Talisman would look like interpreted as a two-door coupe – the Renault Talisman Coupe is certainly bold and imaginative, but won’t see the light of day; the poor-selling Laguna Coupe was dropped from the automaker’s lineup a few years ago and another venture down the path is unlikely.

The imagined coupe is of course based on the new D-segment Renault Talisman, which made its debut last week. Based on Renault-Nissan’s Common Module Family architecture and sitting on a CMF-CD platform, the Talisman replaces both the European-centric Laguna and the ‘rest of the world’ Latitude as a single global D-segment offering in the brand’s line-up.

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We won’t be seeing the 4.85 metre long sedan, which is assembled in Douai, France, in our part of the woods – word is that with limited market demand, Renault has reportedly decided it doesn’t make economic sense to build a right hand-drive version of the Talisman.

As for the Talisman name itself, that’s not new; the moniker was previously used on a Latitude for the Chinese market in 2012, and further back in history, a forward-thinking concept from 2001 also bore the same name.