When Renault Koleos was initially launched, it came as the first crossover from the company. Now, the latest iteration will serve as a flagship SUV of the brand. Being an SUV, this vehicle is now larger and even offers a seating capacity for seven passengers. The 2017 Renault Koleos comes as a totally re-engineered model with complete SUV capability. The model was debuted by Renault at Beijing Auto Show.
2017 Renault Koleos – Changes Brought to the Exterior and Interior Features
This new model offers several major changes when compared to the previous model. Clearly, it is wider, longer and evidently more attractive than its predecessor. Original crossover didn’t have a bad look, but this new appearance is what must have been on offer in the first place.
The front fascia features a muscular hood with four characteristic body lines. New headlights are used as well with LED technology. There are four vertical slats on the grille along with a Renault diamond emblem in the middle. At each corner, there are rectangular cutouts instead of the fog lights.
Coming to the side of 2017 Renault Koleos, it features a prominent body line running headlight to side door vent. Side skirts and bottom of doors are given more character, thanks to the body cladding. This re-engineered SUV has an even more pleasant look on its rear end. Above hatch, there lies a short overhang, which houses brake light. Also, taillights run across the hatch from rear quarters. These taillights are positioned in a manner that they highlight Renault emblem.
An initial glance at the interiors of 2017 Renault Koleos suggests an upgraded cabin that can certainly offer strong competition in its segment. Leather upholstery is available, with leather being used on armrests, center console, and seats. Seat back and seat cushions are perforated in the center, suggesting the availability of heated seats.
Different interior color options are available, black or brown leather is offered with white used on roof and pillars. Blue ambient lighting has been used in different places. An R-Link2 infotainment system is offered as standard and it controls features like navigation, Bose audio system, hands-free phone use and other driver aids. Also, it comes with a 10-inch horizontal screen.
2017 Renault Koleos – Powertrain Configuration
As of now, Renault hasn’t revealed any information regarding the engine of its flagship SUV. There are possibilities that 2017 Koleos could share its engine options with Nissan X-Trail. So, this would mean three drivetrain options:
- A 2-liter unit with 143 hp of output
- A 2.5-liter gasoline unit with 170 hp of output
- A 1.6-liter diesel variant with 130 hp of output
Also, here are even possibilities that this SUV could borrow engine options from Renault Kadjar. The only certainty as of now is that it offers a reliable four-wheel drive system.
2017 Renault Koleos – Price, Release Date, and Competition
The Renault Koleos 2017 will launch later in 2016 with a price ranging from $20,722 to $28,490, depending on the country where it is marketed. Finally, among other SUVs, Nissan X-Trail and Mitsubishi Outlander serve as the major competitors for this 2017 Renault Koleos.