All-New Renault Koleos SUV Expected in 2016

2014 Renault Koleos

According to Motoring.com.au, Renault is working on the second-generation Koleos which will be larger than the Kadjar and feature seven seats.

Second-generation Renault Koleos to debut in 2016

CarAdvice previously reported that Renault's Australia managing director Justin Hocevar confirmed the French brand will offer a second generation all-new Renault Koleos by 2016.

Last year the automaker introduced its latest Renault Koleos SUV in South Africa, featuring an exclusive new in-dash R-Link navigation and media system, as well as a sophisticated front grille design which features Renault’s latest styling identity.

The Koleos was first introduced in 2008, and according to Hocevar, “the Koleos is getting a little old, and it’s getting towards the tail end of its cycle.”

The next gen Koleos is also said to too sit on top of the SUV range, being approximately five metres long – making it possible to accommodate a third row of seats, further turning the SUV into a seven-seater.

Like the current model, the all-new Koleos is rumoured to ride on an extended version of the CMF platform which has also underpinned the smaller Kadjar as well as Nissan’s Qashqai and X-TRAIL. The Nissan X-Trail which is the fifth compact crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automaker and is assembled in Tennessee is also the first vehicle to be built on the jointly developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family platform architecture.

In addition, the company hopes the all-new Renault Koleos will increase sales of the SUV and will be more popular since the Captur is doing a good job at boosting the company's crossover presence.

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