As we mentioned before, the all-new 2016 Renault Koleos SUV is open for booking and it is due to be launched officially very soon.
First unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, the Koleos shares much of its underpinnings with the Nissan X-Trail, and comes with a 2.5-litre petrol engine outputting 168bhp and 226Nm that is mated to a CVT gearbox.
According to Laurens van den Acker, senior vice president of Renault Corporate Design, the all-new Koleos completes the styling renaissance of the Renault range that began with the new Clio in 2012.
He said that the challenge was to imagine an SUV that was elegant, modern and dynamic without diluting the traits that are traditionally associated with SUVs.
With exterior features such as the door protective mouldings, aluminium roof bars, high ground clearance of 210mm and approach and departure angles of respectively 19 and 26 degrees, Renault claims that the Koleos is more capable and versatile than the outgoing model.
With a 2,705mm wheelbase – for a total vehicle length of 4,672mm – the Koleos counts amongst the longest in the class, boasting record-breaking interior space to position itself as a D-segment SUV.
Another major highlight is Renault’s Full LED Pure Vision head lights that are 20 per cent more powerful than a halogen beam for enhanced night-time vision.
Other interesting features offered in the Koleos include:
- 18-inch alloy wheels (225/60/R18 tyres)
- Combination leather interior
- Dual-zone climate control
- 8.7-inch R-LINK 2 Infotainment system, 7-inch TFT colour screen instrument display
- Interior ambient lighting
- Keyless system with ‘walkaway lock’ as standard
- Arkamys 3D 8-speakers sound systems
- Blind Spot warning (BLIS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS and EBD, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) as standard.
Offered in four body colours - Universal White, Grey Metallic, Black Metallic and Meissen Blue and 18-inch Argonaute alloy wheels, the all-new Koleos is Slated for launch in September, the introductory price for the all-new Renault Koleos is RM172,800 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM116,800 in Langkawi (on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance and for private registration).