Renault’s new Koleos to get first airing at Knockhill Renault has joined Ford in choosing the annual Scottish Motor Show at Knockhill this weekend (May 10th/11th) to show off its latest model for the first time in public.
While Ford will lift the wraps on its new Kuga and facelifted Focus ST170, Renault will give an airing to its brand 4×4 crossover, the Koleos.
The Koleos is the first Renault to feature four-wheel drive from launch — though a two-wheel-drive version will also be included in the range — and prices will start at £17,995 rising to £24,695.
Available in three trims, Dynamique, Dynamique S and Privilège, the new Renault — which doesn’t go on sale in the UK until July 4 — is also offered with two diesel engines, dCi 150 and dCi 175 and with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Koleos is Renault’s first-ever entry into the growing crossover segment, boasting MPV levels of comfort and interior space combined with robust exterior styling and genuine off-road ability. Its practicality is evident in its split-opening tailgate, 70 litres of stowage space and impressive boot volume of up to 1380 litres with the rear seats folded. Off-road, Koleos excels with innovative features such as Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control system, the ‘all mode 4x4i’ system developed by Nissan for the X-Trail (which shares the same platform with Koleos), and approach and departure angles of 27 and 31 degrees respectively.
As well as the four-wheel drive, Koleos will also be available in permanent two-wheel drive form appealing to those who enjoy its distinctive, crossover looks and spacious MPV-like versatility complete with high visibility driving position, but have no need to use the vehicle off-road.
Koleos’ standard equipment list is also impressive, including fog lamps and enhanced comfort features. Renault’s continual improvements in the quality and durability of its products are further enforced with Koleos’ three-year, 100,000 miles warranty offering complete peace of mind.