Renault has launched its new rounds in South Africa. Here's all you need to know about the new SUV.
Renault said: "The new Renault Koleos is an embodiment of Renault's new design language with a distinctive style. It belongs to Renault's high-end line, visibly visible in its sleek, but exquisite outer lines."
The dynamics of the Koleos are highlighted by large alloy wheels and a low roof line (1.68 m). The car's assertiveness and personality are highlighted by a number of innovative design features, the car manufacturer claims.
GALLERY: 2019 Renault Koleos
The front and rear lights replicate the signature of complete LED lighting, now recognizable as part of the new Renaulta design language.
C-day daytime running lights extend beyond the front headlamps to create a more powerful look.
Depending on the design, it is available with the Pure Vision Full LED headlights and short beams.
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For significantly improved night vision, this technology provides a beam that is 20% stronger than halogen headlamps.
The permanently illuminated backlights have Edge Light technology that creates a clear, bright 3D effect visible both close and far away.
Available in two levels of equipment – Expression and Dynamique, all-round from the basic level upwards.
It is powered by a 2.5-liter CVT engine (4×2 and 4×4), delivering 126kW / 233Nm, 188 g / 100 km CO2 and 8.8 l / 100 km fuel consumption.
As with the entire Renault range of products, Koleos comes standard with a 5-year mechanical warranty or 150,000 km; plus a 5-year or 90,000-km service plan and 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, with service intervals of 15,000 km.
The wide horizontal rear lights enhance the impression of the width (1 840 mm) and draw attention to the central Renault's diamond.
Furthermore, Koleos packs all SUV styling codes associated with the segment, including tensed lines that combine a solid attitude with a head-turning look.
Experience on board
Careful attention is taken to ensure that the interior of Koleos provides the welfare of passengers.
It is distinguished by an elegant chrome satin finish for insertion of the steering wheel, gear lever and vent holes, as well as durable and comfortable finishing of the center console. It also contains materials with instrument and door pads.
Comfort is additionally enhanced by the adjustable LED cabin lighting, with shades of green and blue, yellow, red or purple, to complement the mood of the driver and / or passenger.
Another innovative feature of top-of-the-range models is the front glass holder that can be cooled or warmed up.
Not only are the front seats extremely comfortable thanks to their design and variable densities, but are also considered the largest in the class of the model, says Renault.
Plenty of space
Depending on the version, the front seats come with six-speed power and lumbar adjustment. The center console can move 80 mm forward, allowing you to set the ideal driving position.
The curved shape of the front seat backrest releases an extra room for passengers on the rear seats and enhances the feel of the open space.
Obviously, there was no compromise between passenger comfort and model looks. Its external features are designed to provide the highest standards of travel comfort for all five passengers.
This record cabin space is additionally complemented by a large adjustable luggage compartment and numerous practical storage solutions.
The 464-liter compartment has a convenient detachable floor that is set at the same height as the sill that makes the flat floor with a full-size spare wheel.
Handrails that are easy to hold in the trunk allow easy break system, allowing the rear bench 60/40 to overlap in order to release an impressive total bearing capacity of 1 795 liters.
It has 35 liters of additional storage space in the cabin, including the 11-liter glove compartment and 7-liter space in the center console.
It also offers attractive top-of-the-line equipment in the form of an extra large capacitive touch screen (up to 8.7 inches) with exclusive Renault R-Link2 functionality for enhanced driving experience.
Voice recognition for GPS navigation, hands-free telephony and radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing smartphone and rear camera mirror compatibility for easy maneuverability and intuitive driving features – ie speed control and speed limitation.
Security without compromise
Drivers can be assured that New Koleos offers the highest level of safety, with a 5-star Euro NCAP Safety rating.
It offers a multitude of features to ensure passive and active safety for drivers and passengers.
Passive safety is ensured through the innovation of the adult protection structure, to limit the impact of energy on passenger collisions.
Standard security features include:
• ABS + EBD + EBA + ESP + ASR + HAS
• Seamless fog lights
• Electromagnetic rear view mirror
• Warning on blind spot
• Parking aid
Ability to field a ride
In line with Renault's design strategy introduced by Laurens, it can be launched by Acker in 2010. It is also covered by the Design Pillar "Explore", which represents the robustness and taste of the adventure.
The All-Mode 4×4-powered portable drive features a technology that has been proven by millions of Renault vehicles around the world.
This all-wheel drive system continuously monitors the level of grip to guarantee optimal traction regardless of conditions.
Unlike many competing models, Koleos continues with a control switch that allows drivers to choose the transmission mode.
Very easy to use, it is located on the right side of the steering wheel and allows the driver to choose one of three modes: 2WD, 4WD Auto or exclusive 4WS Lock.
In addition to improving field driving abilities, All Mode 4×4's transmission delivers more dynamic performance with greater stability and improved safety.
Choice and transfer of color
The X-Tronic automatic transmission is designed to provide greater driving pleasure and lower fuel consumption compared to conventional automatic transmissions.
Its benefits range from instant response to fast acceleration, smoothness, smooth ride, and optimized fuel consumption at constant speeds.
The natural elegance of the car is additionally complemented by sophisticated body color choices, namely Ultra Silver, Metallic Gray, Metallic Black, Mineral Beige, Cosmo Blue and Solid White and Wheel Design Available – Silver Gray Esprit 17 "Wheels and Silver Gray Taranis 18" Wheels.