The Renault Koleos has been given a fairly significant refresh for 2021, sneaking its way onto showroom floors just days ahead of the launch of the all-new Kiger. . .more of which coming soon.
Sporting new LED headlights to go with the more pronounced front grille and new, wider rear tail lights, dependent on the version, Koleos is also available with Pure Vision Full LED main and dipped- beam lights.
For significantly enhanced night-time visibility, this technology provides a beam that is 20% more powerful than that of halogen headlights.
The permanently-lit tail lights feature Edge Light technology that generates a clear, bright 3D effect visible both close up and from a distance.
The rear of the New Koleos has been redesigned, with a skid plate extending higher on the bumper and transverse chrome insets in synergy with the front end. The third stop lamp has been extended while the twin chrome bumper garnish have been retained for a sporty touch.
In addition to having one of the longest wheelbases in its class, the Koleos’ wheelbase of 2 704 mm and overall length of 4 672 mm frees up roominess for all occupants.
Rear passengers benefit from knee room (289mm) while there is also 464 litres of space in the boot which can grow to 1 700 litres with the rear seats folded down.
Boasting a Euro NCAP five-star rating, all Koleos models come standard with anti-lock assisted by, EBD, EBA, ESC and Hill Start Assist (HAS). Other key safety features include Blind Spot Warning (BSW), 360˚ Park Assist sensor system (all round sensors) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which are standard on the Dynamique grade.
Inside, Koleos features a satin-finish chrome for the steering wheel inserts, gear lever and air vent surrounds, along with a pleasant-to-the-touch finish for the centre console. The interior also features cushion-backed materials for the dashboard and door panels.
Version dependent, the front seats come with six-way power adjustment and lumbar adjustability and the centre console can slide 80 mm forwards, enabling the ideal driving position to be set.
The Koleos also is equipped with smartphone replication offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The R-LINK 2 Sat Nav and Multimedia is offered in two touch screen formats (Model dependent), a 7-inch horizontal screen on the Expression grade and an 8,7inch vertical screen on the Dynamique grade. It also features a voice recognition system activated from the steering wheel in order to manage sat nav, phone calls, apps, e-mails and radio.
Both USB portals are now located under the centre console, at the base of the gear lever, for greater convenience.
Koleos is powered by a 2,5-litre petrol engine with a power output of 126 kW, 233 Nm of Torque, CO2 emissions of 188 g/100km and combined fuel consumption from 8,1 l/100km.
The X-Tronic automatic (CVT) transmission performs more like a multi-ratio automatic whenever the driver needs to accelerate quickly. At the same time, this continuously variable transmission ensures seamless gear shifts when accelerating slightly, as in heavy traffic, for example.
New Renault Koleos is available in two trim levels – Expression and Dynamique, comprehensively spec’d from the base level upwards.
As is the case across Renault’s entire product range, the Koleos comes standard with a 5-year/150 000 km mechanical warranty plus, a 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, with service intervals at 15 000 km.
- KOLEOS Expression 2.5 CVT 4×2 R484 900 (incl. VAT)
- KOLEOS Dynamique 2.5 CVT 4×2 R534 900 (incl. VAT)