2017 Renault Koleos Review, Price

When Renault Koleos was initially launched, it came as the
first crossover from the company. Now, the latest iteration
will serve as a flagship SUV of the brand. Being an SUV, this
vehicle is now larger and even offers a seating capacity for
seven passengers. The 2017 Renault Koleos comes as a totally
re-engineered model with complete SUV capability. The model was
debuted by Renault at Beijing Auto Show.

2017 Renault Koleos - front

2017 Renault Koleos – Changes
Brought to the Exterior and Interior Features

This new model offers several major changes when compared to
the previous model. Clearly, it is wider, longer and evidently
more attractive than its predecessor. Original crossover didn’t
have a bad look, but this new appearance is what must have been
on offer in the first place.

The front fascia features a muscular hood with four
characteristic body lines. New headlights are used as well with
LED technology. There are four vertical slats on the grille
along with a Renault diamond emblem in the middle. At each
corner, there are rectangular cutouts instead of the fog
lights.

Coming to the side of 2017 Renault Koleos, it
features a prominent body line running headlight to side door
vent. Side skirts and bottom of doors are given more character,
thanks to the body cladding. This re-engineered SUV has an even
more pleasant look on its rear end. Above hatch, there lies a
short overhang, which houses brake light. Also, taillights run
across the hatch from rear quarters. These taillights are
positioned in a manner that they highlight Renault emblem.

Interior:

An initial glance at the interiors of 2017 Renault Koleos
suggests an upgraded cabin that can certainly offer strong
competition in its segment. Leather upholstery is available,
with leather being used on armrests, center console, and seats.
Seat back and seat cushions are perforated in the center,
suggesting the availability of heated seats.

Different interior color options are available, black or brown
leather is offered with white used on roof and pillars. Blue
ambient lighting has been used in different places. An R-Link2
infotainment system is offered as standard and it controls
features like navigation, Bose audio system, hands-free phone
use and other driver aids. Also, it comes with a 10-inch
horizontal screen.

2017 Renault Koleos - interior

2017 Renault Koleos – Powertrain Configuration

As of now, Renault hasn’t revealed any information regarding
the engine of its flagship SUV. There are possibilities that
2017 Koleos could share its engine options with Nissan X-Trail.
So, this would mean three drivetrain options:

  • A 2-liter unit with 143 hp of output
  • A 2.5-liter gasoline unit with 170 hp of output
  • A 1.6-liter diesel variant with 130 hp of output

Also, here are even possibilities that this SUV could borrow
engine options from
Renault Kadjar. The only certainty as of now is that it
offers a reliable four-wheel drive system.

2017 Renault Koleos - rear

2017 Renault Koleos – Price, Release Date, and
Competition

The Renault Koleos 2017 will launch later in 2016 with a price
ranging from $20,722 to $28,490, depending on the country where
it is marketed. Finally, among other SUVs, Nissan X-Trail and
Mitsubishi Outlander serve as the major competitors for this
2017 Renault Koleos.