The French auto maker, Renault has introduced a compact SUV designed with exquisite elements and appealing contour named as Renault Koleos. This SUV was first revealed as a concept car in 2000 at Geneva Motor Show, and after that, it was officially launched in 2006 at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. Indeed, the Koleos was designed by Renault, but it was developed by Nissan. Recently, the manufacturer has presented its facelifted version in 2011.
The latest Koleos is a combination of high performance and robustness. This SUV is powered by an efficient 2.5 litre engine that produces 170 hp of maximum power at 6000 rpm, along with maximum torque generated as 226 Nm at 4400 rpm. This powerful petrol engine is mated to an X-tronic automatic transmission (CVT) gearbox, which provides an exceptional driving pleasure to the driver. Its high power and performance results in good acceleration, as it takes 9.3 seconds to breach the 100 km/h speed mark. The top speed of this SUV clocks at 195 km/h. On fuel economy, this stylish car delivers a fair mileage of 100km by consuming 9.6 litres.
Renault has given its best effort to offer a distinctive and functional craftsmanship in the form of its compact SUV named as Koleos. Its sporty stance is visible with its appealing exterior inserts. At front, this SUV is adorned with a chrome finished radiator grille mounted with Renault insignia in the center. The body colored front bumper with a stylish pair of headlights and oval shaped fog lamps enhances its front facade effectively. This vehicle is equipped with roof rails and wide wheel arches that brings a true sense of sportiness for this SUV. The manufacturer is offering this vehicle with 17-inch alloy wheels that accentuates the robustness and toughness. Further, it comprises specific exterior dimensions measuring as 4520mm x 1860mm x 1700mm (LxWxH) and the wheelbase stands at 2690 mm.
With its eye-catching and striking interior design, the latest Koleos takes its identity to the next level. Various parts inside the cabin, are adorned with premium quality upholstery and chrome detailing. One of the most phenomenal element inside is Bose audio system offering superior sound all over the cabin. This audio system features high-performance 8 speakers, sub-woofer, touchscreen display, AUX-in and USB port that matches with the standard of Koleos. Further, the classy interior inserts includes multi-function steering wheel mounted with various controls. It also has AC unit along with vents that regulates the temperature inside. Its wide and deep cabin, offers a large boot space of 450 litres.
The French auto maker has designed and developed this SUV with numerous cutting-edge technologies providing a safe and secure ride to its occupants. This technology helps in avoiding collision with a vehicle traveling in the same direction. Further increasing the safety factor, the Koleos is bestowed with ABS accompanied by EBD and ESC. The active braking system of this SUV comprises of disc brakes for both front and rear wheels. For stable ride, this SUV is employed with McPherson strut suspension for front axle and multi-link type suspension for the rear.
Koleos is the first crossover of Renault that is benefited with outstanding interior styling complementing its functionality and employed technologies. However, its masculine looks outlaws the inner space and reflects machine over man.