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Renault's sharper new Koleos

Nissan-engineered crossover gets new look inside and out

  • wheels Staff Report
  • Published: 11:52 June 29, 2011
  • Wheels

Renault Koleos
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • The new Renault Koleos will be powered by two versions of the M9R diesel unit making 150 and 175bhp.

We’ve driven the current Renault Koleos, and apart from the fact that it’s a spacious four-wheel drive, there isn’t anything else that’s worthwhile to say about it. However all that’s going to change, hopefully.

Renault has revealed the new, sharper looking Koleos, which boasts a restyled front end featuring slimmer headlights, sideview mirrors with integrated LEDs, and beefier wheel arches.

The cabin gets a refresh as well with new upholstery and trims as well as optional gizmos such as a Tom Tom sat-nav and a Bose sound system.

The new Koleos will be powered by two versions of the M9R diesel unit making 150 and 175bhp and a 2.5-litre petrol engine producing 170bhp.

The crossover’s Nissan-developed all-wheel drive system will be complemented by features such as Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, making it a proper off-roader. The petrol-engined version is expected to be in showrooms here this November.

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