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    All new Renault Koleos may launch in India

    by Mahesh Yadav on Tuesday, Jul 18 2017

    French automaker Renault has recently introduced the new generation Renault Koleos to the European car market. The company had first showcased the flagship SUV model at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. This French SUV is now speculated to come to the car market of India early in 2018, although there is no official confirmation yet.

    French automaker Renault has recently introduced the new generation Renault Koleos to the European car market. The company had first showcased the flagship SUV model at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show. This French SUV is now speculated to come to the car market of India early in 2018, although there is no official confirmation yet.

     

    The Renault Koleos flagship SUV model comes with a 7-seater configuration. The new generation model of the Koleos SUV flaunts the French car maker’s latest design language that is getting endowed on all its range of new car models. The front fascia of the vehicle gets a stylized radiator grille and sleek attractive headlights. The SUV also flaunts the company’s patent full LED daytime running lights that are integrated to the front bumper. Being a full-sized premium SUV, it has a befitting silhouette of a proper SUV with a commanding road presence with its large SUV proportions. The aggressive stance is further enhanced with its bold strong shoulder line that stretches all the way to its back end. The flagship SUV heightens its visual appeal with styling elements on its fender with chrome accents. It also gets a range of alloy wheel design options, and gets 17 inch, 18 inch and 19 inch alloys depending on the model trim.

     

    The rear design of the Renault Koleos SUV features attractively designed wraparound tail lights that stretch up to the centre of the SUV’s boot lid. The SUV gets a neatly styled rear bumper with a good amount of chrome garnish and a concealed diffuser.

     

    The Koleos comes with a well-designed and spacious cabin which is loaded with impressive premium features. The flagship SUV offers a conventionally designed dashboard, which is dominated by a 7 inch infotainment system. The French car maker has ensured that its flagship SUV’s owners get superb in-car entertainment with a Bose music system that comes along with 12 speakers. The vehicle’s seats are draped in Nappa leather upholstery.

     

    Under the hood, the Koleos SUV gets equipped by two diesel motor options, namely a 1.6 litre mill and a more powerful 2.0 litre unit. The 1.6L oil burner has the capability to churn out a peak power of 130 bhp, while the 2L diesel motor is good to pump out a max power of 170 bhp. Both the diesel engines comes mated to a standard 6 speed manual transmission gearbox, while a CVT gearbox is offered as an option. The higher trim models of the Koleos come empowered with All 4 Wheel Drive system in order to offer all terrain handling abilities.

    The Renault Koleo’s price range is approximately Rs. 21, 54,000 to Rs. 31, 20,000. Rumours are rife about this premium SUV’s Indian debut at the 2018 Auto Expo, followed by its official Indian launch. If and when launched in India, the Renault Koleos will fight it out will premium models like Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan and the highly awaited Jeep Compass and Skoda Kodiaq.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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