Koleos: greater style, comfort and power for Renault’s large SUV
Two years after entering the European market, the New Koleos has been improved at all levels with a more assertive exterior design and enhanced interior comfort. It also features more powerful and efficient new engines and more on-board technologies. Sold in more than 93 countries all over the world, Koleos has been a huge success ever since its launch. More than 100,000 units were sold in 2018, making it one of Groupe Renault’s best-selling models worldwide.
The Renault Koleos’s design remains the primary purchasing criterion for customers. With its elegant appearance, muscular shoulders and stylish bodywork, it ticks all the boxes of a large SUV and fully meets its customers’ expectations and requirements.
Meticulous attention to detail has been lavished on the finish of the new Koleos’s passenger compartment, including satin chrome inserts on the steering wheel, gear lever and air vents, as well as foamed materials on the dashboard and door trims. The new Koleos is still generously proportioned and roomy, while key cabin features have been improved to enhance the comfort and well-being of passengers.
Koleos is equipped with a new generation of Blue dCi Renault engines which feature the latest pollution-control technologies, including a selective catalytic reduction system (SCR). Manufactured at the Cléon plant in France, the engines offer two power levels: Blue dCi 150 X-Tronic 150 HP engine offered in two-wheel-drive version and Blue dCi 190 X-Tronic All Mode 4x4-i 190 HP (offering 15 HP more than the previous generation) mated with an all- wheel drive transmission. The new Koleos’s Blue dCi engines are combined with state-of-the-art X-Tronic automatic transmission.
The New Koleos features a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance systems. It already included Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Automatic High/Low Beam Headlights, 360° park assist and Easy Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Tiredness Detection Warning. The Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS City and Inter- Urban) includes a new Pedestrian Detection system for urban pedestrians.
The R-LINK 2 sat nav and multimedia system is offered in two screen formats (depending on the version), a 7-inch horizontal or an 8.7-inch vertical screen. Compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the on-screen smartphone replication feature is now vertical for easier reading, with a full-screen Apple CarPlay display. The New Koleos features a voice recognition system activated from the steering wheel in order to manage sat nav, phone calls, apps, emails and radio.
A catalogue of apps specifically designed for automotive use is also available on the R-LINK Store, including the community- based and very popular Waze navigation system.