Renault Koleos 2019: pricing and specs revealed ahead of November deliveries
The Renault Koleos SUV has been given a mid-life refresh with prices starting from £28,195 OTR rising to £33,195.
As Renault’s largest SUV, the Koleos is an imposing vehicle, and now features new engines, an enhanced interior and improved safety tech.
On the outside tweaks have been kept to a minimum. It builds on the success of the original version with the introduction of LED headlights as standard, while it now bears a larger grille along with some bash plates under the front bumper.
Enhancements to the rear of the Koleos mirror those at the front, with a bigger skid plate, extra chrome trim and a bigger high-level brake light that complements the 3D effect Edge Light tail lamps. Range-topping models will benefit from chrome trim, while new alloy wheel options and paint colours have been added to the options list too.
The Koleos range has also been simplified and now consists of two trim lines – Iconic and GT Line. Standard features include adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, ambient interior lighting and a reversing camera. The sporty GT Line also adds a powered tailgate, leather upholstery with heated, electrically-adjustable front seats.
Inside, there’s a 7in or 8.7in touchscreen depending on trim, and both use Renault’s latest R-Link infotainment system which is now compatible with Apple CarPlay. The Iconic range features new 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, while new 19-inch versions are standard on the GT Line.
The Koleos leads its class in terms of passenger and boot space, and it’s the same story with the refreshed model. You’ll now find a host of improved soft-touch materials along with satin trim inserts while the rear seats also recline, improving passenger comfort.
Performance, economy and emissions are optimised with the arrival of a duo of new Blue dCi engines, which are significantly more powerful and efficient than the units they replace. The new 1.7-litre Blue dCi 150 engine is available in front-wheel drive only, while the larger 2.0-litre Blue dCi 190 is matched to Renault’s intelligent All Mode 4x4-i system for surefooted off-road ability.
Both units are paired with Renault’s automatic CVT gearbox and have been tuned to deliver maximum torque at only 1,750rpm, with the Blue dCi 150 producing 340 Nm and the Blue dCi 190 developing 380 Nm.
Having been unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year, customer deliveries are expected to begin in November.