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Two new diesel engines, more standard equipment and improved interior refreshed large SUV

The updated Renault Renault Koleos large SUV will cost from £28,195 when it goes on sale in the UK in November.

The new version of the model was first revealed at the Shanghai motor show, and receives a number of changes to bring it into line with the recently refreshed Kadjar sibling.

External changes are as subtle as they are on the Kadjar and include an altered grille, new skid plates front and rear and additional chrome. LED headlights are now standard fit across the range, while new two-tone alloy wheels and a Vintage Red paint scheme are added.

Interior upgrades include new soft-touch materials, trim details and two-stage reclining rear seats on all models. A new pedestrian detection function has been added to the active emergency braking system, while the infotainment now gets full-screen Apple CarPlay capability. 

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Renault has also added two new diesel engines to the Koleos. The first is a 148bhp 1.8-litre unit, replacing the 1.6-litre diesel in the outgoing model. It’s front-wheel-drive only, puts out 250lb ft of torque and is claimed to emit 143g/km of CO2 emissions. A new 2.0-litre also features with 187bhp and 280lb ft of torque, claiming 150g/km of CO2. 

The marque has seemingly taken the opportunity to make both engines CVT-only, reflecting the decreased popularity of manual transmissions in this class. Greater refinement is also claimed, while the more powerful diesel comes with an intelligent all-wheel-drive system. 

Alongside the material changes, Renault has also simplified the Koleos range. Two trim levels are now offered: Iconic and GT-Line.

Iconic models receive kit including a 18in alloy wheels, a 7in touchscreen, front and rear parking sensors, a rear parking camera, LED headlights, automative lights and wipers, and heated and cooled cup holders. Prices start from £28,195 for the 148bhp dCi 150, and £31,195 for the 187bhp dCi 190.

GT-Line trim adds 18in alloy wheels, an 8.7in touchscreen, an electric tailgate, leather seats and heated electrically adjustable front seats. That model costs £30,195 and £33,195 for the dCi 150 and dCi 190 respectively.


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FastRenaultFan 6 June 2019

A very classy car

They are very classy and have sold relativly well here in Ireland. I think the revamp makes it look even better. 

xxxx 16 September 2019


but not in the UK, 251 in 2019 Q1. Slightly fewer than the Bentley Continental

si73 6 June 2019

All this gearbox arguing, it

All this gearbox arguing, it states Renault have seemingly taken the opportunity to make both engines CVT only reflecting the decreased popularity of manuals in this class. So Renault has done it's homework and decided that most want autos, however it's the both engines bit that I want to highlight as that refers to the two new diesels Renault has added to the koleos, so I assume that means that the existing engines are still available as manuals?

I also agree re CVT being nowhere near as bad as reviewers make out, in fact I have always found CVT gearboxes to be quiet, responsive and smooth, and unlike a lot of double clutch autos they're also reputedly very reliable.

This is a handsome looking car and should sell as well as it's competition providing the PCP numbers work.

Thekrankis 6 June 2019

Why bother?

This will be way down most SUV shoppers list.

si73 6 June 2019

Thekrankis wrote:

Thekrankis wrote:

This will be way down most SUV shoppers list.

Why? I think it looks pretty good, for an SUV,  so providing the PCP is competitive I see no reason why this should be way down anyone's list.