Wednesday, July 19, 2017

THE RENAULT KOLEOS 4WD IS NOW AVAILABLE IN MALAYSIA - PRICES FROM RM201,800


TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the authorised distributor of Renault cars in Malaysia, has announced that the Renault Koleos 4WD (four-wheel drive) variant is now on sale at all dealers nationwide starting 19 July 2017. So now this handsome and premium looking SUV can handle a little more serious off-roading as well as provide even better all-weather traction. 



The new Koleos 4WD brings comes equipped with Renault's ALL-MODE 4x4-i technology, hands-free power tailgate and new colour called Marron Red. All other equipment levels are pretty similar to the already very high specified Koleos 2WD variant. All variants of the Koleos sold by TCEC comes packed full of equipment which you can read in the press release below. We especially like that large touchscreen infotainment system it has and all of its active safety systems.

Do note that the Koleos 2WD continues to be on sale and is priced from RM182,800. Both the newly launched 4WD and 2WD variants come equipped with a 171ps/226Nm, 2.5liter 4 cylinder normally aspirated engine which is coupled to a very interesting and fun CVT transmission which mimics a traditional torque convertor automatic really, really well. 

Prices for the Koleos 4WD is estimated to start at RM201,800 and comes with a five-year full manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage. 


If you are interested in what we think of the Koleos 2WD do head over to our review over here. We actually like it a lot as it offers a premium looking European SUV that is also well equipped and has decent vehicle dynamics.

TCEC will be showcasing the new Koleos 4WD selected showrooms as well as at their latest round of roadshows. The current roadshow schedule is as follows:

Date/ Location
19 – 23 July 2017
Mid Valley Megamall
Ground Floor, Centre Court
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur

24-30 July 2017
Renault Petaling Jaya
Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

16-20 August 2017
Renault Glenmarie
Jalan Penguasa A, U1/53A, Glenmarie, Selangor

21-27 August 2017
Renault Setapak
PV 128, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

30 August -3 September 2017
IOI City Mall (Putrajaya)
Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya

4-10 September 2017
Renault Puchong
Tower 1, PFCC, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, Puchong, Selangor

18-24 September 2017
Renault Setia Alam
No 2, Jalan Seia Prima (S) U13/S, Setia Alam, Seksyen U13,
Shah Alam, Selangor



News Release

NEW KOLEOS, RENAULT'S FLAGSHIP SUV, NOW AVAILABLE IN 4WD


More versatile 4WD variant of Renault Koleos now available at estimated price of RM201,800

New features include the acclaimed ALL-MODE 4x4-i technology, hands-free power tailgate and new elegant colour

Renault Koleos delivers on class-leading cabin space, uncompromising refinements and impressive features as standard

The new Koleos 4WD in Marron Red with TCEC CEO, Mr. Kuan Kim Luen


Kuala Lumpur, 18 July 2017 – TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder of Renault cars in Malaysia, today announced that Renault’s flagship SUV – the Koleos – will be available in a more versatile four-wheel drive (4WD) variant starting 19 July.

The new 4WD version of Renault’s premium D-segment SUV will be on display to the public at Ground Floor, Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall on 19-23 July, and is available at an estimated price of RM201,800*.

The new Renault Koleos 4WD variant features the ALL-MODE 4x4-i technology, an unparalleled four-wheel drive technology that permanently monitors grip levels to ensure optimal traction for more dynamic performance, greater stability and enhanced safety.

New to the 4WD version also is a hands-free power tailgate. The power tailgate can be easily controlled via buttons from within the vehicle and directly on the power tailgate, as well as using the Renault Smart Keycard. Even with arms fully laden and the keycard buried deep in a pocket or handbag, the boot can be opened with a simple swipe of the foot underneath the rear bumper while the height can be programmed according to individual needs.

Additionally, a new elegant Marron Red colour is also available for the new Renault Koleos 4WD model.

Delivering a blend of robust SUV cues, the Koleos combines athletic, assertive design with a whole host of refinement and features associated with premium cars. Designed and thought through to meet the expectations of SUV buyers in terms of styling, comfort and a spacious cabin, the Koleos fits perfectly within Renault’s range of premium vehicles.

“The Renault Koleos has been well-received since the launch of the 2WD variant last year. We are confident that with its added capabilities and the Koleos’ powerful design, the 4WD version will appeal to even more SUV buyers in Malaysia,” said Kuan Kim Luen, CEO, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd.

Versatile and user-friendly 4x4 technology

The acclaimed ALL-MODE 4x4-i technology in the new Renault Koleos 4WD variant is a technology that has been proven on millions of Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicles worldwide.

The system includes an easy-to-use control switch, which allows drivers to choose from three modes – 2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Lock, each with its specific advantages based on driving conditions.

In the 2WD mode, the new Koleos runs with a front-wheel drive for optimised fuel consumption, ideal in good to normal driving conditions.

In 4WD Auto mode, the ALL-MODE 4x4-i technology permanently monitors both longitudinal and lateral acceleration, as well as yaw rates and steering angles. Based on this information, the system calculates the ideal front/rear torque split (from 100/0 to 50/50) to provide the most efficient grip possible to eliminate understeer and oversteer.

When travelling off-road or in conditions where grip is at a premium, such as on mud and sand, the 4WD Lock mode allows the driver to engage permanent four-wheel drive at speeds of less than 40km/h to distribute available torque equally between the front and rear axles (50/50) for maximum stability.

Uncompromising standards in comfort and refinement with benchmark cabin space

Both the new Renault Koleos 4WD and 2WD variants offer exceptional cabin space, an extensive range of state-of-the-art equipment and painstaking attention to interior appointments to deliver all that is expected of a premium D-segment SUV. The Renault Koleos 2WD, which was launched last year, is currently priced at RM182,800.

Class-leading space and high-end interior for supreme comfort and a reassuring drive

The 2,705mm wheelbase – for a total vehicle length of 4,672mm – counts amongst the longest in the class and allows the Renault Koleos to boast record-breaking interior space. The front seats of the Renault Koleos is amongst the segment’s most comfortable with dimensions that figure amongst the biggest in its class. Meanwhile, rear passengers are pampered with a knee-room of 289mm, which outclasses rival models, as well as generous head room, shoulder room and elbow room. The record cabin space of the Renault Koleos also allows for a large configurable boot and numerous practical storage solutions.

The 542-litre boot features a clever removable floor positioned at the same height as the boot, which forms a flat floor. The Easy Break system, with handles conveniently located in the boot allows the 60/40-split rear bench seat to be folded in an instant, freeing up a total carrying capacity of 1690 litres.

There are also 35 litres of additional storage around the cabin of the Renault Koleos, including an 11-litre glove box and a seven-litre cubby in the centre console.

An elevated driving position, 150mm higher than a traditional sedan, offers excellent visibility, a reassuring feature that is highly prized by SUV buyers. Furthermore, the tall and wide dashboard imparts an added sense of strength and protection to drivers and passengers.

Ingress is facilitated by the wide aperture of the doors (70 degrees at the front and 77 degrees for the rear doors) – amongst the widest in the Koleos’ segment. The design of the doors protects the sills from soiling and prevents passengers’ clothes from getting dirty when they climb in or out of the car.

Close attention has also been paid to the tiniest details with a wide selection of robust and premium materials such as a stylish satin-finish chrome for the steering wheel inserts as well as gear lever and air vent inserts. The centre console is covered by a protective film that is hardy and pleasing to the touch. The cushion-backed materials selected for the dashboard and door panels also contribute to the cabin’s restful ambience, while the black leather upholstery and leather-trimmed armrests feature contrasting top stitching to complete the premium look and feel.

Travelling comfort is further enhanced by customisable LED cabin lighting, with a palette of hues ranging from green, to blue, yellow red or violet, depending on the mood of the driver and passengers.

Impressive level of standard equipment for exceptional connectivity and convenience

The Koleos is equipped with the R-LINK 2 multimedia system, which serves as a connected control centre for easy coordination of multiple functions including infotainment, navigation, hands-free telephony, radio and driver aids. Key features are:
An 8.7-inch portrait screen format
Same capacitive touchscreen functions as personal tablet (two-finger zoom, page scrolling, etc.)
Realistic navigation display with 3D representation of buildings
Connectivity and charging options include Bluetooth® for hands-free use of a telephone and audio streaming, a USB port, a 3.5mm jack socket, a 12V power supply and, depending on version, an SD card slot
Voice recognition for telephone use
Four customisable homepages with widgets for swift access to the most frequently employed functions
Driving data (speed, RPM, fuel consumption, etc.) is displayed on a personalisable seven-inch TFT screen situated behind the steering wheel, in the driver’s line of sight.

The Renault Koleos also comes standard with the following innovations and features:
Six-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat
Power lumbar adjustment for the driver’s seat
Auto-dimming rear view mirror
Keyless entry with automatic “walk away” door locking
Automatic wipers and headlamps
Electronic parking brake
Four USB ports
Cooled front cupholders
Three 12V sockets
Eight speakers
Designed and equipped to make driving safer

The Koleos benefits from Renault’s vast experience in the realm of passive safety and targets excellence in the independent NCAP tests.

Both the 4WD and 2WD versions are equipped with a raft of passive and active safety including:
The use of very high elastic limit steel for the engine frame and high-strength steel for the passenger safety cell to protect the cabin in the case of a major impact.
Two adaptive front airbags that inflate according to the type of impact and the occupant’s position in the car
Two lateral thorax/shoulder airbags for the front occupants
Two curtain airbags
Anti-whiplash front and rear head rests
Anti-submarining front seats
Rear ISOFIX anchorage for i-Size child seats
All the seat belts are equipped with pretensioners and load limiters
Blind spot warning system
Latest-generation electronic stability programme (ESP) with traction control
Braking assist and electronic brake force distribution
Hill Start Assist
Rear view camera
Front, rear and side parking sensors
Powerful, athletic and robust with distinctive high-end styling

The Koleos features Renault’s proven powertrain and technologies. Its powerful 2.5-litre petrol engine is mated to an X-Tronic CVT 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 226 Nm. It is also extremely responsive at low and mid-range engine speeds, with 200 Nm torque available from as low as 1,800rpm.

Meanwhile, unlike former CVT transmission, the Koleos’ X-Tronic transmission performance more like a multi-ratio automatic whenever the driver needs to accelerate briskly. At the same time, the transmission ensures engine revs and load are constantly optimised to deliver enhanced fuel consumption, ride comfort and low noise levels when travelling at constant speeds.

Muscular yet elegant, the head-turning Renault Koleos is an SUV that packs all the styling cues associated with the segment.

The taut bonnet lines contribute to the car’s powerful design, an impression that is heightened by several chrome embellishments, including strips designed to visually lengthen the front end and exude an impression of dynamism and elegance. Unique in the segment, this feature sets the Renault Koleos apart from other SUVs.

At the rear, Renault’s trademark style is again prominently on display. The wide, horizontal tail lights amplify the impression of width and draw the eye to the Renault logo on the tailgate. Chrome inserts set into the lower part of the rear bumper take the shape of twin exhaust tail pipes, a detail that is complementary with Koleos’ overall exterior design.

The Renault Koleos also features a full LED lighting signature that extends to the front and rear lights. At the front, the C-shaped lights with daytime running lights (DRL) provide a unique and more forceful gaze, while the fog lights offer cornering function for added safety. Meanwhile, the use of Pure Vision LED headlamps that are 20 percent more powerful than a halogen beam offer more energy savings and durability.  At the rear, permanently-lit LED tail lights feature Edge Light technology, which generates a clear, bright 3D effect.

18-inch alloy wheels and five stylish body colour options – Marron Red (4WD only), Universal White, Grey Metallic, Black Metallic and Meissen Blue – complete the high-end styling of the Renault Koleos.

Like all Renault mainstream vehicles, the 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.

New Renault Koleos 4WD vehicle display roadshow

TCEC will be showcasing the new 4WD variant of the Renault Koleos at selected showrooms. The current roadshow schedule is as follows:

Date
Location
19 – 23 July 2017

Mid Valley Megamall
Ground Floor, Centre Court
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur

24-30 July 2017
Renault Petaling Jaya
Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

16-20 August 2017
Renault Glenmarie
Jalan Penguasa A, U1/53A, Glenmarie, Selangor

21-27 August 2017
Renault Setapak
PV 128, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

30 August -3 September 2017
IOI City Mall (Putrajaya)
Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya

4-10 September 2017
Renault Puchong
Tower 1, PFCC, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, Puchong, Selangor

18-24 September 2017
Renault Setia Alam
No 2, Jalan Seia Prima (S) U13/S, Setia Alam, Seksyen U13,
Shah Alam, Selangor


For more information about the new Renault Koleos and updated roadshow schedule, please visit www.renault.com.my or www.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia.

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*Note
Vehicle prices stated are private individual registration, on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia.

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