When Renault offered its new crossover Kadjar, their current Koleos SUV has changed its position in the model range. In addition, the Koleos has a ground clearance of off-road models, while new Kadjar received the epithet of urban crossover. Now, 2018 Renault Koleos can already be purchased on the market in Europe. Some may sound illogical, but the new model is first offered to the markets of Australia, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Only after all of these markets, the new Renault Koleos arrived in showrooms across Europe.
In its new generation, Renault Koleos is significantly different from its predecessor. The new model is 4,670 mm long and 1,840 mm wide, while the wheelbase increased to 2,710 mm. Compared to the previous model, is considerably ‘increased’. The 2018 Renault Koleos fighting the battle with new rivals in the D segment.
The layout and design of the vehicle is ‘borrowed’ from other Renault models, while one of his rivals in the class Nissan X-Trail, although belonging to the same alliance. Great influence on its design have mentioned Renault Megane and Renault Talisman. From these models is taken directly design LED headlights and taillights, while the design and style builds on these models.
2018 Renault Koleos Exterior and Interior
The new model is set to CMF-C/D platform. On the same platform are based and other Renault models Espace, Talisman and Kadjar. In addition, the platform used Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Qashqai. Simply because a large number of model shares a platform and other components, models of Nissan-Renault alliance are easier and cheaper developed. However, as we mentioned, this model lacks the visual identity and uniqueness, because the majority of elements borrowed from other models.
The above-mentioned drawback, Renault Koleos 2018 compensated originality inside the vehicle. The interior is decorated with multi-function touch screens, the size of 7 inches and 8.7 inches. Also, the seating position in the vehicle is unique. More specifically, it is higher by about 6 inches. Thus, transparency is better. As for comfort, the new Koleos excels in its class. In fact, this model offers the most space for rear-passenger knee. Passengers on the other bench with nearly 12 inches of his knees, which is a leader in the SUV class. On top of that, the trunk volume is 624 liters, while the volume increases to 1,690 liters when the rear seats can be folded.
Power Specs and Mechanics
Because it is placed on the same platform as the Nissan X-Trail, Koleos took 4×4 drive system of the Japanese SUV. When it comes to the new Renault Koleos, the ALL MODE 4×4 system offers 2WD, 4WD AUTO and 4WD LOCK mode. Also, there are other proven assistance systems. The aforementioned drive system provides a solid off-road vehicle features. In addition, assistance in running out of asphalt roads, and provide 19-inch wheels, protective panels below the bumpers (front and rear), and perfectly designed leading and trailing corners of the vehicle.
2018 Renault Koleos is available with two diesel and two petrol engines, ranging in power from 130 to 175 horsepower. In addition to a choice between diesel and gasoline engines, customers have a choice of transmissions. There are six-speed manual or Xtronic CVT transmission.
On the European market, the new model is only offered with diesel engines. These are the 1.6-liter dCi engine with 130 horsepower and 320 Nm and 2.0-liter dCi engine with 175 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. It has been announced that will be available later versions with petrol engines for European customers.