New Koleos tops-off Renault’s SUV range

The new Renault Koleos.
The new Renault Koleos.

Renault launched the new Koleos to their SUV range this week in Dublin. It is a car that tops Renault’s crossover range alongside Captur and Kadjar: it is the biggest SUV and the size is emphasised by its large wheels and tyres (and low roof line.

Key features of this stylish SUV include four-wheel drive technology, off-road capability thanks to high ground clearance, a refined interior equipped with the segment’s very best journey-enhancing appointments, a big cabin and a connected experience with the R-LINK 2 multimedia tablet.

The Koleos comes with a selection of proven powertrains and technologies, with a choice of two diesel engines mated to either X-Tronic automatic transmission or a manual gearbox.

The real luxury for owners is in the space available to both driver and passengers. Koleos was designed from the outset as a five-seater, and because the seats don’t conceal bulky folding mechanisms, or have to disappear into the floor, they are sumptuously padded. As a result, as well as providing exceptional leg and shoulder room, they offer fantastic comfort over long distance drives.

In Ireland, there will be a six-version high-end line-up based on two trim levels that will be familiar to Renault owners – Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav. Both trim levels provide a truly comprehensive standard specification.

Renault’s advanced driver assistance systems, such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition with Over-speed Prevention and Hill Start Assist have been applied across the line-up. A rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors is also included on all versions as well as an electrochrome rear mirror.

Standard safety features include ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with traction and understeer control, cruise control, speed limiter, Hill Start Assist, six airbags, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners at the front, side impact protection bars and ISOFIX child-seat mounting points on the two outer rear seats.

For more, read this week’s Connacht Tribune.