The all-new 2017 Renault Koleos
Adding the French fashion flare and Tightening the compact Crossover SUV gap.
Even though the most common car from the house of Renault is a little toughee SUV called Duster, here in the UAE there are six other cars filling the relative segments of the auto industry.
Recently Renault launched a beautiful sleek Nissan Altima sized Talisman sedan and now Renaut found a gap in the compact crossover SUV and launched the all-new 2017 Renault Koleos. Interestingly, the Koleos shares the platform with Nissan’s X-Trail that was launched in 2015, yet the new 2017 Koleos looks refreshingly stylish. Thanks to prominently bulging fenders and large beautiful fascia with LED Pure Vision head lights and Daytime Running Lights (DRL) that exudes a unique, piercing gaze. In the rear LED tail lights feature Edge Light technology, with bright 3D effect.
Renault Middle East also indicated that the market has experienced a 20% drop, still, Renault has achieved a 10% rise in the market and that’s because of the continual introduction of the new models in the market.
Speaking at the event, Marwan Haidamous declared: “New Renault Koleos is the perfect flagship of our new brand identity. Built from the ground-up, it features a new design, a new platform, new dimensions, new positioning in the range and new technologies.” He concluded: “The car combines the refinement of a large saloon car with the robust styling of an SUV.”
The SUV features
To suit the varied road and terrain conditions in the Middle East the new 2017 Koleos underwent 1,100,000 km of intensive testing to assert its durability and confirm its adaptability to all drivers’ expectations, for every type of roads and weather conditions.
The 2.5-litre petrol engine is a non-turbo, naturally aspirated, 4-cylinder, 16-valve DOHC producing 170hp (126kW) at 6,000rpm, with peak torque of 233Nm at 4,000rpm. Renault says particular care was taken to minimize friction for enhanced performance and excellent fuel consumption, from 6.7L / 100km (extra-urban cycle). With 200Nm torque available from as low as 1,800rpm, it is extremely responsive at low and mid-range engine speeds and is particularly suited to towing (up to 1,650 Kg). It can be specified with either two- or four-wheel drive and is exclusively coupled to the upgraded X-Tronic transmission.
The ALL-MODE 4×4-i transmission available on the 2017 Koleos features technology that has been proved on millions of Alliance vehicles worldwide. This all-wheel drive system permanently monitors grip levels to guarantee optimal traction in any condition. it can be driven 2WD in normal city drive conditions. Or else when needed in the activity environment, the transmission can be switched to 4WD AUTO mode. The ALL-MODE 4×4-i system permanently analyses conditions and grip levels and uses the information provided by its sensors to calculate the ideal front/rear torque split. Up to 50 percent of available torque can be transmitted to the rear wheels if necessary.
Renault has also paid an extra attention to the high ground clearance (210mm) and approach / departure angles of respectively 19 / 26 degrees ensure the go-anywhere ability. When traveling off-road or in conditions where grip is at a premium, such as mud, dirt or sand, the 4WD LOCK mode allows the driver to engage permanent four-wheel drive at low speed to distribute available torque equally between the front and rear axles (50/50).
The Best-in-class Cabin features.
Starting from the driver’s seat which benefits from six-way power adjustment, and power lumbar support. The front seats also provide cold and hot ventilation as per the weather conditions and thanks to remote starter key the cabin can also bee cooled even before entering the car. An elevated driving position offers excellent visibility. Compared to a traditional sedan, the New Koleos’ driving position is 150mm higher, a reassuring feature that is highly prized by SUV buyers.
The all-new 2017 Renault Koleos looks bigger than ts mechanical-twin Nissan X-Trail, However, with Renault has added extra dimensions into the body. The 2,705mm wheelbase – for a total vehicle length of 4,673mm – counts amongst the longest in the class and allows Koleos to boast record-breaking interior space to position itself as a D-segment SUV. With knee room of 289mm, and the rear wide door opening of 77°, New KOLEOS not only outclasses its rivals but also provides rear passengers with a generous head room, shoulder room, and elbow room.
Just like the eye candy exterior, the interior looks pleasant as well. with the usage of digital instrumentation and adding ambient lighting, Koleos cabin is an interesting place. Available with 8.7” touchscreen tablet and R-LINK 2 multimedia & navigation system. New Koleos delivers a blend of robust SUV codes as well as the refinement and features associated with large premium sedans.
Koleos is built on the Alliance CMF-C/D architecture that is shared by several vehicles, including the Renault Espace, Talisman and Kadjar, and Nissan’s X-Trail/Rogue and Qashqai. This new 2017 Renault Koleos is assembled in Bussan, Korea. Here in the UAE Renault Koleas is available by Arabian Automobile exclusive dealership. The indicated price for the UAE market starting from AED 74900 to AED95900 is highly competitive along with a 3 years / 100,000 Km standard manufacturer’s warranty. Additionally, customer can choose from:
- Six metallic body colors: Ultra Silver, Universal White, Metallic Grey, Metallic Black, Mineral Beige, Meissen Blue.
- Three alloy wheel designs: silver grey “Esquis” (17 inches), silver grey “Taranis” (18 inches), and two tones with diamond effect “Argonaute” (18 inches).
PE equipment level – 2.5L 4×2 or 4×4: the statutory design is recognisable from its entry level, and when it comes to comfort, technology & safety, the latest generation of specs is provided.
|• ABS + Emergency brake assist||• Automatic 2-zones AC with rear air vents|
|• Driver and passenger airbags||• Central console with sliding armrest|
|• Tyre pressure monitoring||• Cooled cupholders|
|• ESP with Hill Start Assist||• Rear parking sensors|
|• ISOFIX in rear side seats||• One touch front driver power window|
|• LED turn signal on door mirrors||• Radio AM /FM, USB, AUX, audio streaming,|
|• Central door locking||• Bluetooth® and voice command|
|• Rear armrest||• Cruise control & speed limiter|
|• C-SHAPE LED daytime running lights||• Leather steering wheel|
|• Rear LED lights with bulb turn signal||• Light grey fabric upholstery|
|• Front fog Lamps with cornering function||• 1/3 – 2/3 folding rear bench seat|
|• Electric folding & defrosting door mirrors||• Alloy roof rails|
|• Automatic lighting & rain sensors||• 17’’ ESQUIS alloy wheels|
|• Eco-mode / Eco advice with gearshift indicator|
SE equipment level – 2.5L 4×4: the SE grade has been conceived to deliver a higher level of multimedia experience, class-leading comfort for driver & passengers, and a complete safety offer. Enjoyable rides can be carried out thanks to the remote engine start, the rearview camera, the panoramic sunroof, and off-course the 7” touchscreen tablet with R-Link 2.
|• Driver & passenger side airbags||• Radio 3D Arkamys, 8 speakers, 2 USBs|
|• Front & rear curtain airbags||• 7” touchscreen tablet|
|• Remote Engine Start||with R-Link 2 multimedia & navigation system|
|• Autodimming rearview mirror||• Smart Card + walk away closing|
|• Eco-monitoring||• Panoramic sunroof|
|• Rearview camera||• Silver front skid|
|• Front & rear parking sensors||• 18’’ TARANIS alloy wheels|
LE equipment level – 2.5L 4×4: to top it all, New Koleos LE is fully packed with topnotch innovations, high standards of comfort, and specific design elements. New KOLEOS future drivers will be seduced by the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) such as Easy Park Assist and Blind Spot Warning. Besides, many other equipments will make each journey unforgettable.
|• Blind Spot Warning & Flanck Protection Warning||• Bose sound system|
|• Automatic parking brake||• Instrument panel with ambient lighting|
|• Ambient lighting on front central storage||• Platinium grey leather seats|
|and front & rear door panels||• One touch easy folding rear seats|
|• Full LED headlamps (low + high beam)||• Electric Ventilated driver & passenger seat|
|• Powered easy trunk access / hand-free function||• 18’’ AGONAUTE 2-tone alloy wheels|
|• Hands free parking / Easy Park Assist||• Chrome on lower door protection|
|• Rearview camera||• Driver power seat with lumbar adjustment|
|• 8.7” touchscreen tablet||• Shark antenna|
|with R-Link 2 multimedia & navigation system|
The Virtual Showroom
Here’s the new way to interact and visit the showroom. Renault now provides the option of engaging in a live sales demonstration of the car through the use of its all-new virtual showroom. Customers can then proceed towards pre-booking their new Renault vehicle, all from the comfort of their home. Live sessions of the virtual showroom are being hosted on October 23rd, 25th and 27th. Visit https://www.virtualshowroom.renault-me.com/#/