An all-new generation of Renault’s flagship SUV is now available in South Africa. Sporting a thoroughly modern design, a premium interior and impressive tech, the Koleos is a powerful presence in the local family-car segment.
The newcomer's exterior design incorporates pure vision LED headlights and C-shaped daytime running lights, while the tail lights are also LED units. The car rides on 18-inch alloy wheels as standard and, overall, has a muscular, true-SUV aesthetic.
Inside, the Koleos' fascia is dominated by an 8.7-inch touchscreen multimedia infotainment system, while the instrument cluster is also digital. With GPS navigation, Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility, as well as voice recognition as standard, the infotainment system is comprehensive indeed. There are even nice touches, such as cup holders that heat or cool your drinks, and a reverse camera makes parking manoeuvres easier.
The Koleos is designed to add comfort and convenience to your lifestyle. Renault claims best-in-class seat comfort: the front seats are 6-way electrically adjustable and aft passengers are afforded generous kneeroom. The rear seatback splits 60:40 and can easily be folded forward to create additional luggage space if required.
True to Renault’s history, the Koleos offers uncompromised safety with a 5-star EuroNCAP safety rating, 6 airbags and a host of active safety technologies. Standard features such as blind-spot warning and front and rear parking sensors help keep you safe out on the road.
And of course, it wouldn’t be an SUV without the ability to head offroad. With 210 mm of ground clearance, drivers can tackle the rough stuff with ease with the help of All Mode 4x4-i Transmission with 3 drive modes.
The all-new Koleos is a spacious and comfortable mid-size SUV and the first of a host of new Renault models due in South Africa over the upcoming months.
Check out Cars.co.za for detailed information on specs and pricing and for a written review from our first drive at the local launch of the Koleos.