Prices revealed for new lower-emission Renault Koleos diesels
Renault’s revised Koleos is now on sale, introducing two higher-performance and lower-emission diesel engines alongside revised styling and upgraded technology.
Available for deliveries from November, the refreshed model replaces the former 1.6-litre diesel with a new 150hp 1.7-litre Blue dCi 150, available in front-wheel drive only and emitting 143g/km of CO2 with its standard X-Tronic continuously variable transmission.
The line-up also gets a larger 190hp 2.0-litre Blue dCi 190 fitted with Renault’s intelligent All Mode 4×4-i and delivering an official 150g/km of CO2 with the standard X-Tronic CVT.
Just two trims are offered – Iconic and GT Line – in line with the launch of the Koleos EasyLife range in October 2018, with both grades available with the new engines.
Equipment updates include upgraded R-Link 2 infotainment systems with full-screen Apple CarPlay, accessed via a standard seven-inch screen or 8.7-inch on GT Line. Both models also get hands-free parking, front and rear parking sensors with reversing camera, hands-free keycard, automatic dual zone climate control, full LED headlights, cruise control and speed limiter, automatic lights and wipers, heated/cooled cup holders and auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
For an extra £2k, the GT Line upgrades from 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels to 19-inch versions and also adds a powered tailgate, leather upholstery with heated, electrically adjustable front seats and an 8.7-inch portrait infotainment screen.
The updated model also gets a refreshed – and bolder – exterior design including a more prominent grille, new chrome trim, larger skid plates and the standard-fit LED headlamps plus additional colour options while the interior has been enhanced with new high-grade materials, satin trim inserts and a two-stage reclining seat back on all models.
Driver assistance features have been updated with the introduction of a pedestrian detection function for AEB. This follows the addition of standard adaptive cruise control late last year.