The all-new Renault Koleos – the latest addition to the carmaker’s SUV line-up – really knows how to make a lasting impression.
The Koleos is unlike any Renault model that has come before. It’s large, with a striking chassis and a high roofline to further bolster its on-road presence. At the front, elegant C-shaped LED headlights merge into the sizeable chrome-plated front grille. At the rear, slim daytime running lights practically stretch across the width of the boot lid, separated by the iconic Renault badge. Glossy chrome detailing completes the sophisticated exterior.
On board, the Koleos’ generous size means there’s plenty of room for everyone in the five-seater cabin. With a focus on rear seat space and unrivalled practically, this five-seat SUV is sure to satisfy the family buyer.
From the entry-level trim to the top-of-the-range model, you can expect high quality at every turn in the Renault Koleos. After all, this is an upmarket SUV. The 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen seen in the new Mègane is standard in the higher trim levels (including the range-topping Initiale Paris), while others get a more compact, landscape display.
Optional extras include a luxurious heated steering wheel, a hi-tech BOSE stereo and an excellent suite of driver assistance technology. Sleek 19-inch alloy wheels and heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats are other elegant additions.
Stylish LED mood lighting gives the interior a refined ambience, as does the abundance of leather throughout. The optional airy panoramic sunroof is another high-end addition, enhancing the feeling of space in the cabin.
The powered boot lid enables easier opening and closing than ever before, while USB charging ports allow rear passengers to keep going while on the move. You’ll also find 35 litres of clever storage compartments throughout the cabin.
Basic models will be two-wheel drive, while more expensive models will be offered with a four-wheel drive system. The Koleos is ready to hit the road and head for off-road terrain, too. Gearbox choices are six-speed manual or Renault’s new twin-clutch automatic.
As for engines, two petrol and two diesel units are available, with power outputs from 128bhp to 173bhp. The 1.6-litre turbo diesel is joined by a 160bhp twin-turbo charged 1.6-litre that is also found in the Talisman. Petrol versions will also feature 1.6-litre turbos. They’ll give you all the power you need for an exhilarating ride.
With all trim levels you can expect a host of intelligent safety features. Top-end models also benefit from an advanced preventative safety suite, which includes blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision alert, autonomous braking and a driver fatigue detection system.
Other features include traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, and a handy parking assist to make getting in and out of tight spaces simple. As well as keeping you safe and secure on board, these additions are designed to make the Renault Koleos even easier to control.
We have a wide selection of Renault models on offer at our showrooms in Darlington and Northallerton. To find out more about the Renault Koleos, or to book a test drive in any of the vehicles we have on offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Don’t forget to ask about our current special offers and flexible finance packages, too. You can contact us online, give us a call, or pay us a visit at your nearest showroom.