New SUV: muscular, off-road capable, luxurious

Beijing, 25 April 2016

The French car manufacturer Renault shows at the fair 'Auto China' Beijing the completely newly developed SUV Koleos (29 April to 4 may 2016). The vehicle is positioned above the Kadjar and should play an essential role in the brand's global growth strategy. For orientation: the Kadjar corresponds to the well-known model Qashqai the Renault Alliance partner Nissan, the new Koleos is a close relative of the larger Nissan X-trail. Despite two facelifts the past Koleos offered since 2008, at least on the German market could not prevail in 2011 and 2013.

Muscular design language

A muscular design language to withdraw the new Koleos significantly from its competitors. The Interior, comfort in the foreground is the question. So, the SUV is designed to provide the largest Interior in its class. Renault leads a knee room 28.9 cm for the rear-seat passengers to the evidence. A heated steering wheel, quick warm up at low temperatures, and an activated carbon filter pollen, dust and odors are complemented by comfort features like an electric 6-way adjustment for driver and passenger seat, an electric lumbar support, heated cushion and headrest, as well as through a built-in ventilation. Seat heating is also available for the Fund places.

Sporty off-road feeling

Real off-road feeling to arise by handles mounted on the outside of the center console, while the Interior is otherwise rather athletic, so Renault. The trunk volume of 4.67 m long Koleos, which rolls on 19-inch wheels, is stately 624 litres

Suitable for off-road four wheel drive

With regard to the all-wheel drive "all mode 4 x 4 I" Renault raves also highly. Make the driver's very easily between front-wheel drive, to switch to an automatic four wheel drive and four wheel drive with lock mode. Parent - and understeer to be neutralized by the system to ensure the grip even in difficult situations. The ground clearance of the Koleos is 21.3 centimeters. The angle of the slope are specified with 19 degrees back front and 26 degrees.

Infotainment with high or cross monitor

Linked"R-2", the latest Infotainment system has been integrated by Renault in the Koleos. It combines including navigation, phone and handsfree, audio with the driving assistance systems. As in other Renault models, it is available in two variants. There is a version with a cross format 7-inch touch screen and one with a 8.7 inch touchscreen in portrait mode. The system can be controlled by touch, but also by voice control or steering wheel remote control. Integrates an audio system from Bose.

Large amount of driving assistance systems

Depending on the sales markets various driver assistance systems are used. These include an emergency brake, a track leaving Warner, a distance detector, a traffic sign recognition using speed Warner, a blind spot assist, a high-beam Assistant, a Einpark Wizard and a drowsiness detection. In addition, an adaptive speed pilot is available.

Renewal of design at Renault

With the Koleos Renault rounds combined in accordance with the statement of the company for Espace, talisman and talisman luxury brand. It completes the design renewal of the French car manufacturer. The new Koleos are produced in the factory of Busan (South Korea) for all markets except China and Wuhan (China).

Engines from 130 to 172 HP

To the technical data of the new Koleos, Renault makes only vague information: engines are two petrol engines and two diesel generators to choose which cover the spectrum from 130 to 172 Horsepower and combined with a six-speed manual gearbox or the infinitely variable CVT transmission X-tronic can be. More details were to bring experience from Renault. (ph)