Introduced last week, Renault Koleos is officially unveiled at Beijing Motor Show throughout a styling cues and capabilities associated with the segment. The new KOLEOS boasts a powerful stance, with muscular exterior lines that set it apart from rivals, and it provides a refined, comfortable interior with class-leading cabin space, including 289mm of rear knee room for occupants. Featured tailored by market include a heated steering wheel and easy defrosting for cold climates and a cabin air filter that cuts pollen, dust and unpleasant odours.
The new KOLEOS offers an elevated driving position with excellent visibility. Compared to a traditional sedan, the new KOLEOS’ driving position is 150mm higher than traditional sedans, a reassuring feature that is highly prized by SUV buyers. Hand grips on either side of the centre console echo the world of off-road motoring while imbuing the interior with a sporty feel.
Best in class, user-friendly 4x4 technology features all mode 4x4-i technology, an all-wheel drive system that makes it easy to switch back and forth between 2WD, 4WD AUTO and 4WD LOCK modes. The new KOLEOS 4x4 transmission also guarantees enhanced safety and stability by neutralising understeer and oversteer and by optimising grip in difficult conditions. The new KOLEOS also delivers all-terrain ability, with ground clearance of 213mm.
The new KOLEOS features record interior space and a comprehensive list of equipment also found on Renault’s latest high-end models. The carefully-appointed interior features colours and materials selected for the quality they exude, in a bid to become the category’s benchmark in terms of comfort and refinement.
A key feature of the new KOLEOS interior and travelling comfort is R-Link 2, a connected, personalisable experience. This system serves as a connected control centre to coordinate functions like BOSE audio, infotainment, navigation, hands-free telephony, radio and driver aids.
Depending on the market, the new KOLEOS comes with a large array of driver assistance capabilities and options, all of which can be controlled via the R-LINK 2 tablet.
The new KOLEOS will be available in more than 80 countries across all the continents, drawing on the expertise of the Renault-Nissan Alliance in the SUV segment. The new KOLEOS will go on sale in the third quarter of 2016 in Australia, Turkey, the Gulf States and some markets in Africa and Latin America. The car will hit showrooms in China in the last quarter of 2016. When it reaches dealerships in Europe and Russia in early 2017, the new KOLEOS will be one of the most geographically distributed Renault models.