Second generation Renault Koleos in SA
We saw it at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, but now the Renault Koleos facelift is finally here.
It’s about time, too, since the original was launched in 2008. Not lacking in popularity, however, the global sales count for the first generation Koleos is over the 130 000 mark. Here’s what’s new.
The Line Up:
The Koleos derivative line up has been scaled down. Now, it is available only in Dynamique trim with a 2,5 petrol engine. Still, we’re happy with the engine size, and we know this SUV can perform off-road, so there are no complaints on that point.
Torque: 226 Nm at 4 400r/min
Ground Clearance: 206 mm
A 2,5 litre 4×4 SUV is bound to be pricey, yes? No, because you still have the option of purchasing a 4×2 Koleos at over R15 000 less. You also have the option of a six-speed manual transmission or CVT gearbox on the 4×4 derivatives, while the 4×2 comes with a six-speed manual ‘box only.
The 4×4 drivetrain comes with hill start assist and hill decent control, and have selectable modes of 4×2 or 4×4 LOCK.
New Koleos 2.5 Dynamique 4×2 Manual R289 900
New Koleos 2.5 Dynamique 4×4 Manual R314 900
New Koleos 2.5 Dynamique 4×4 CVT R339 900
(*Pricing includes the industry-defining Renault Confiance package of after-sales back-up and service. A five-year/100 000 km service plan is standard, along with a five-year/150 000 km warranty with 24-hour roadside assistance.)
The exterior has been changed, with softer edges especially around the nose. The headlights have thinned out a bit, and the door mirrors have been tweaked to be more streamlined. Mirrors now also have safety-LED turn indicators.
the Renault hands-free card
automatic parking brake
front and rear parking sensors
electric adjustable driver seat