- Powerful, muscular exterior lines
- Full LED Pure Vision headlights with dynamic C-shaped daytime running lights
- Premium and powerfully designed 18-inch alloy wheels
- A refined, comfortable interior with design, seats and dimensions that figure amongst the very best in its segment
- Class-leading interior space with generous legroom in the rear for supreme comfort
- Equipment shared with other high-end Renault models, like the 8.7-inch R-LINK 2 infotainment system
- Instrument display with 7-inch TFT colour screen and ambient lighting, both of which are customisable with a palette of lighting hues to suit the mood of drivers and their passengers
- Blind spot warning
- Six airbags
Monday, August 08, 2016
The All-New and pretty good looking Renault Koleos SUV will be launched in September with order books already open
The all-new Renault Koleos will be launched soon and from what I can tell from the pictures it is quite a handsome looking SUV. From the details given, the Koleos, which is Renault's flagship SUV, will be officially launched in September but TC Euro Cars, franchise holder of Renault cars here have also announced that you can place an order for one starting today.
The all-new Koleos features a Renault-Nissan Alliance 2.5-litre petrol engine is mated to a new and improved X-Tronic (CVT) automatic transmission. This basically means that you get the same engine in a Nissan X-Trail (with tweaks to suit the Koleos). The powertrain delivers a maximum power output of 171 PS and torque of 226Nm. 200Nm torque available from as low as 1,800rpm. Torque at the right place and the right time is also very important especially in something like a biggish SUV.
I do like the looks of this new Koleos. It has the looks to succeed. The previous one, or the one that this new model replaces is a little awkward looking. The styling looks more dynamic, more elegant than the previous one and it also looks like the whole SUV looks more premium that before. Befitting its flagship SUV status actually.
The introductory price for the all-new Renault Koleos is RM172,800 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM116,800 in Langkawi (on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance and for private registration). Like any new Renault sold in Malaysia, it also comes with a five-year full manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage. This warranty is fully backed by Renault and not undertaken by any other insurance companies, which means terms and conditions as well as parts covered are consistent from the first year of ownership to the end of the warranty period.
For something European (with a proven Renault-Nissan Alliance drivetrain - so there is some Japanese reliability for those who are unsure), specced to the brim (check out the details in the press release below for the equipment inside), this price seems to be quite reasonable. Do note that the price stated above is an introductory price, I predict that eventually this SUV will sell for about RM186,000, which is the retail price for the current Koleos. So be quick about it if you're interested.
ALL-NEW RENAULT KOLEOS SUV ARRIVING SOON, NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING
Kuala Lumpur, 8 August 2016 – TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault cars in Malaysia, has opened the order books for the all-new Koleos – Renault’s latest flagship SUV.
Slated for launch in September, the introductory price for the all-new Renault Koleos is RM172,800 in Peninsular Malaysia and RM116,800 in Langkawi (on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance and for private registration).
This exciting addition to the SUV segment embodies the best of Renault’s new design philosophy to deliver the look, quality and features of a robust large SUV.
Besides the blend of robust SUV cues, the all-new Renault Koleos also offers the refinement, comfort and premium features associated with larger flagship saloon cars.
Key exterior and interior highlights of the all-new Renault Koleos include:
The all-new Koleos features Renault’s proven powertrain and technologies. Its powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine is mated to a new X-Tronic automatic transmission for enhanced performance and driving enjoyment while optimising fuel consumption. This efficient engine is capable of delivering maximum power of 171 PS and peak torque of 226Nm. It is also extremely responsive at low and mid-range engine speeds, with 200Nm torque available from as low as 1,800rpm.
The all-new Renault Koleos has been conceived to be marketed on every continent, which means its equipment specification is adapted to suit the different climates and parts of the world where it will be driven.
Like all Renault mainstream vehicles, the all-new Koleos comes with a five-year full manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage. This warranty is fully backed by Renault and not undertaken by any other insurance companies, which means terms and conditions as well as parts covered are consistent from the first year of ownership to the end of the warranty period.
Members of the public who want to know more about the all-new Renault Koleos and receive the latest updates are encouraged to register their interest at www.renault.com.my.