Renault Koleos

Renault Koleos

  The Renault Koleos was launched in india in 2011 and is the second car from Renault after the Fluence. It comes with a 2-litre CRDi engine and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Its competitors are the Nissan X-Trail, Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V and the Mirsubishi Outlander

Renault is offering its European customers a special edition Koleos developed in cooperation with Bose. It will be placed between the Luxe and Dynamique versions and will be distinguished by a few exterior changes. A sound system was also designed taking into account the ’specific acoustics of the French crossover.

The Koleos Bose exterior is distinguished by tinted windows, a specific badge on the front side panels and sill aluminum, a satin grille, and Austral alloy 18’ wheels. It will be offered in four exterior colors: White Pastel, Black Moonlight, Black Metallic and Grey Wash. The interior gets upholstery in mixed leather/fabric and molded dash trim, shiny black paint, leather steering wheel and gear lever, front seats with table built on the backs, Bluetooth hands-free kit, multifunction center console and dual-zone automatic climate control.

The Renault Koleos is equipped as standard with Bose TOM TOM navigator, cruise control, rear parking assist, the "Easy Access System" for opening and keyless start, and the audio connection box. The new Bose system features: a Twiddler (speaker for mid-high frequencies) at the center of the dashboard, two tweeters of 3.5 cm at the sides of the bridge, four speakers in each front door and the rear woofer.

The French automaker Renault has just unveiled a new special edition Koleos SUV. Called White Edition, the new edition is based on the Dynamique equipment level and prices range from €29,350 (dCi 150 DPF) to €32,850 (dCi 150 DPF 4x4 automatic).

Renault Koleos White Edition

The Koleos White Edition is based on the Dynamique equipment level, this special run features two-tone leather upholstery as standard, as well as Carminat Bluetooth® DVD navigation, the Bose® Sound System, new aluminium alloy 18-inch wheels and a specific Mineral Beige body colour, plus chrome skid plates, extra-tinted rear glass and a rear lip spoiler.

The interior features two-tone upholstery and gloss black dashboard trimming details, while the chrome air-vent controls and instrument surrounds add a further touch of elegance to the already chic, refined ambiance.

Press release after the jump.

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Although the Koleos was just recently launched it already received a TUV-tested accessories package from Cobra Technology&Lifestyle. The company built an elastically 60 mm glossy front guard made of stainless-steel. The high level of safety is also given by the EG operating certificate and also by an optionally auxiliary high-beam headlamp kit for the front guard. The existing roof rails of the standard Koleos can be replaced with a fully functional roof carrier system with lockable Cobra N+ cross rails. The package offers also a range of custom-tailored tire/wheel combinations for the brand new Renault, from striking light-alloy wheels for retaining the original tires to exclusive 8.5Jx20 wheels with 245/35 R 20 tires.

Renault today unveiled the 2008 Koleos its first ever crossover, a comfortable and easy to drive model. It delivers the same standard of comfort as that expected of a saloon car, as well as cabin space worthy of a compact MPV. The Koleos will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Sales will begin in June 2008.

Renault Koleos

Renault Koleos will be available with two types of Alliance engines. The latest-generation 2.0 dCi Euro 4 diesel engine (M9R) is available in a choice of two power outputs, namely 150hp or 175hp. The engine, which has already been seen on upper-range Renault Renault vehicles, Mégane, Nissan’s Qashqai and New X-Trail and Renault Samsung Motors’ QM5, features the very latest diesel engine technologies, including piezoelectric injectors, common-rail 1,600-bar fuel injection, a water-cooled variable-geometry turbo and a periodic regeneration particulate filter.

Renault Koleos

The 2.0 dCi engine is available with a broad useful rev band, with peak torque of either 320 or 360Nm (depending on version) available from low engine speeds. The 2.0 dCi 110kW engine can be ordered for either the 4x2 or 4x4 versions and mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission. The 127kW version of the 2.0 dCi engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive. The other engine of the Koleos range is a 2.5-litre Euro 4 powerplant (the Nissan TR25) which delivers 170hp and torque of 226Nm. Depending on market, it will be available with a manual six-speed gearbox and/or continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Renault will unveil the company’s first SUV at the begining of 2008. The production car will follow the same design cues as the Koleos Concept unveiled in 2006 at Paris Motor Show. The 2008 Koleos will be much less radical-looking than the Mega Mega ne. It will be built on the same Renault Renault -Nissan’s Alliance C platform, also shared with the new X-Trail and the Qashqai. That means a suspension set-up consisting of MacPherson struts up front and a four-link rear end. The Koleos will be powered by a (...)
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