The facelifted Renault Koleos is here with refreshed styling, a reworked interior, a pair of new diesel engines and a base-price of £28,195
Renault has launched a revised version of the Koleos SUV, priced from £28,195. Updates for the new model include tweaked exterior styling, a revamped interior with an upgraded infotainment system and a pair of new diesel engines. First deliveries are due to arrive this November.
Two trim levels are available. The base-model Koleos ICONIC comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a seven-inch infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, automatic dual zone climate control, cruise control and a two-stage reclining rear bench seat. It’s also offered with heated and cooled cup holders and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.
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The range topping Koleos GT-Line is priced from £30,195 and adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a larger 8.7-inch portrait infotainment system, leather upholstery, electrically adjustable and heated front seats and a powered tailgate. Both cars’ infotainment systems offer support for Apple CarPlay, and a range of new soft-touch materials feature throughout the cabin.
Styling updates for the new Renault Koleos are minor: there’s a new front grille, reworked side skirts with chrome trim, a revised rear bumper with a more prominent diffuser and a slightly tweaked rear spoiler with a larger high-level brake light. Buyers can also opt for a new two-tone alloy wheel design and fresh “Vintage Red” metallic paint.
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The first of two new diesel engines is a turbocharged 1.7-litre four-cylinder unit with 148bhp and 340Nm of torque. It’s a unit that was first used by the smaller Kadjar; here it’s mated to a CVT transmission and is only available in front-wheel-drive. Renault claims the powertrain offers a 0–62mph time of 11.8 seconds, a top speed of 118mph, economy figures of 46.3mpg and emissions ratings of 143g/km of CO2.
Renault’s second new powertrain is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel, with 187bhp and 380Nm of torque. It also comes with a CVT but, unlike the 1.7-litre unit, four-wheel-drive is standard. As such, economy and emissions figures are slightly poorer at 40.9mpg and 150g/km of CO2 respectively. Performance improves though, with the larger engine offering a 0–62mph time of 10.1 seconds and a top speed of 123mph.
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