The Renault Koleos range has been revised for the South African market with a number of changes to the features as well as mild styling alterations. As part of the revision, the French manufacturer has also dropped its all-wheel drive option.
The entry point for the range remains the Renault Koleos Expression 2,5 CVT 4×2 at R484 900 which includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED DLRs, fabric upholstery, rear parking sensors, cruise control with a speed limiter, auto headlamps and wipers, dual-zone climate control, cooling and warming cup holders and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The flagship Renault Koleos Dynamique 2,5 CVT 4×2 tops the range off with a price tag of R534 900. With this, you get two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, a satin chrome front skid plate, leather upholstery with an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, blind sport warning, front, rear and side parking sensors with a rear-facing camera, Pure Vision LED headlamps, ambient lighting, an electrochromatic rearview mirror and electrically folding door mirrors. Keyless entry, a hands-free tailgate and an 8,7-inch touchscreen infotainment system further enhances the package.
Powering both models is the naturally aspirated 2,5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a power output of 126 kW and 233 N.m of torque. This is sent to the front wheels via a CVT. The Renault Koleos comes standard with a five-year/150 000 km mechanical warranty, six-year anti-corrosion warranty and five-year/90 000 km service plan.
As detailed last year, the updated Renault Koleos boasts a “more pronounced” grille featuring extra chrome trim and the foglamps have been redesigned, too. Furthermore, the front bumper has been revised, while also gaining a more prominent skid plate. Metallic paint finishes are optionally available for both trims for R2 522.
Renault says the rear of the Koleos has been tweaked, too, with its skid plate extending higher into the bumper. In addition, the third brake lamp has been altered.