• Mar 6, 2008


Click above to view high-res gallery of the new Renault Koleos

Renault pulled out all the stops for this year's Geneva Motor Show, taking the wraps off the swoopy Megane Coupe concept, as well as debuting the Twingo Renaultsport, Laguna GT and this, the Koleos crossover. Although closely based on mechanicals borrowed from sister-company Nissan, the Koleos is far more of a complete project than that other pair of French sport-utes from archrival PSA Peugeot-Citroen.

The Koleos shared center stage with the Megane Coupe this week, outlining how important the new model is to Renault. This is its first proper foray into the sport-ute segment, finally surrendering when the French automaker realized the crossover craze would not be subsiding any time soon. When you can't beat 'em, join 'em, the saying goes, but push come to snooty shove, Renault actually appears to have done a decent job.

For all the details, refer back to the preview post we featured on the Renault Koleos, and be sure to view our gallery of live shots from the show floor alongside Renault's own press shots by clicking on the thumbnails below.



PRESS RELEASE:

Koleos, the first 4x4 crossover from Renault


Renault is pleased to present Koleos, its first ever crossover. Ideal for escaping the
everyday routine, Renault Koleos is comfortable, easy to drive and boasts genuine
off-road ability. It has been designed to be versatile, too, offering the same
reassuring drive when motoring in and about town, on open roads and on
motorways as it does when it is taken off the beaten track. Meanwhile, Renault
Koleos delivers the same standard of comfort as that expected of a saloon car, as
well as cabin space worthy of a compact MPV.

Designed by Renault, developed by Nissan and manufactured in Renault Samsung
Motors' Busan plant in Korea, Renault Koleos is the fruit of extremely close
collaboration between teams from each of these Renault-Nissan Alliance brands.

Renault Koleos will be on show at the Geneva Motor Show from March 4, 2008.

The launch of Koleos marks a decisive step in the brand's development, not only in
Europe but across the world. The release of its first 4x4 crossover is a sure sign
that Renault has the capacity to take its own authentic stance and a completely
fresh approach in segments from which it has traditionally been absent.

Renault Koleos offers a unique standard of safety and comfort, a parameter that has
become a recognised Renault hallmark which is not only clear for all to see but also
highly affordable.

The release of Koleos sees Renault take the wraps off its first ever 4x4 crossover, a
vehicle designed for getting away from it all which combines an efficient all-wheel drive
chassis, the dynamic lines of a saloon car and the cabin space of an MPV.

Renault has made sure that Koleos has all the necessary genes to ensure that all
passengers travel first class and that the new vehicle is easy to use. The seating and
suspension provide a high standard of comfort and the driver benefits from outstanding
forward visibility thanks to the low-mounted dashboard, while Koleos' split-opening tailgate
greatly facilitates loading.

Renault Koleos, the easy-to-assimilate crossover

While 4x4 models are frequently associated with bulky volumes and considered complex
to use, one of the key features of Koleos is the speed and ease with which drivers feel at
home behind its wheel. The length and width of Renault Koleos are 4.52m and 1.85m
respectively and these contained dimensions ensure that it copes as effortlessly with city
motoring as it does when taken off the beaten track. Indeed, despite the presence of
styling cues from the world of 4x4s, Renault Koleos is a crossover that offers a successful
blend of dynamic and balanced lines. Meanwhile, in addition to all-terrain attributes like
high ground clearance and skid-plates, the impression of ruggedness exuded by Koleos
gives it a reassuring feel.

Inside
The cabin is very easy to assimilate. The practical dashboard design and development
logic behind the easy to operate man-machine interfaces allow drivers to swiftly familiarize
themselves with the different controls, while use of the navigation, radio, heating and
climate controls is intended to be intuitive. Controls for the navigation system, hands-free
telephone, audio system and automatic parking brake are all positioned either on the
steering wheel or within easy reach of the driver.

Information relating to the navigation system and radio is displayed centrally on the upper
part of the dashboard to make sure that it is both clearly legible for the driver and easy to
read for other occupants.

A raft of equipment aimed at taking the stress out of motoring underpins how effortlessly
Koleos fits into the Renault family. Such features include the hands-free card and keyless
starting functions, automatic headlamp and wiper activation, a tyre pressure monitoring
system and cruise control/speed limiter, while the controls for the power windows,
adjustment of the exterior mirrors and central locking are all located on the driver's door.

The drive station itself couldn't be more driver-friendly. Careful attention has been paid to
ensure that Renault Koleos boasts segment-leading head-up visibility and forward field of
vision, while its rearward angle of vision figures amongst the best available in the
segment.

The driving position can be precisely adjusted thanks to the adjustable seat and heightand
reach-adjustable steering column.

Dynamics
The sensation of being in control is felt as soon as the driver settles behind the wheel of
Koleos. The power steering is precise, progressive, and accurately feeds back information
from the road. Despite its higher ground clearance, Koleos handles like a saloon car
thanks to its chassis which was purposely developed to provide an optimal trade off
between comfort and handling, both of which are of a remarkably high standard. Special
attention was paid to cornering performance with the intention of to curb body-roll which
can often be a feature of this type of vehicle.

Versatility: a leitmotiv

Running gear
Renault Koleos is a crossover whose roots can be traced back to the worlds of the saloon
car, the MPV and 4x4-type vehicle. It successfully blends the best of all three categories to
deliver outstanding versatility and driving pleasure on all types of road. In built-up areas,
on motorways and on unsealed surfaces, the Koleos chassis conveys a real sense of
safety and being in control.

The MacPherson-type front suspension combines with the fully-independent multilink rear
suspension seen on New X-Trail. This set-up guarantees comfort and directional stability
in all situations, while the dampers and springs have been tuned to match Koleos' specific
dimensions and contribute to the targeted balance between comfort and handling.

Ground clearance of 206mm (diesel version: 188mm) and approach and departure angles
of 27 and 31 degrees respectively are further illustrations of Koleos' off-road credentials.

All-wheel drive
Koleos is the first Renault model to feature four-wheel drive from launch. The torque split
between the front and rear is automatically calculated as a function of available grip. In
normal conditions, torque is delivered to the front wheels only. Should less grip become
available, however, up to 50 per cent of torque is transferred to the rear. This front-rear
split is ensured by an electronic coupler and controlled by the latest-generation 'All mode
4x4-I' system developed by Nissan for New X-Trail.

This system, which is designed to optimize traction in all road conditions, is not only
acclaimed for its efficiency but also contributes to Renault Koleos' exceptional off-road
ability.

The same all-wheel drive management system also contributes to the vehicle's active
safety performance. The instant it detects even a small amount of oversteer or understeer,
it immediately modifies the front-rear torque split, even before a possible intervention from
the ESP kicks in. When grip is at a premium, such as on snow, mud, dirt or sand, the
driver only has to flick a switch on the dashboard to electronically lock the transmission in
4x4 mode. Alternatively, should the driver so wish, the transmission can also be locked in
two-wheel drive mode.

Renault Koleos is equipped with a Hill Start Assist function which can prove a particularly
useful asset during everyday motoring. This system is automatically activated on gradients
of more than 10 per cent with a view to preventing the vehicle slipping back down the
slope. It also does away with the need for the driver to switch rapidly from the brake pedal
to the accelerator pedal which is inherent in most vehicles.

Similarly, Renault Koleos is equipped with a Hill Descent Control system for even safer offroad
motoring. This function is activated via a button mounted on the central fascia and
automatically holds the vehicle's speed at a maximum of 7kph on downhill gradients of 10
per cent or more without requiring the brakes to be used. This function works in reverse
gear, too.

Koleos' navigation system has a number of specific off-road features, including an
altimeter and barometer. The vehicle's angle of inclination, the slope and an altitude graph
are equally displayed, while a digital compass takes the stress out of finding the correct
heading when there are no signposts about.

Renault Koleos will also be available in two-wheel drive form for those customers who are
drawn by its adventurer, crossover looks but who have no call for all-wheel drive
transmission.

The practical, modular crossover

The versatility of Koleos concerns not only its on-road ability but also a comprehensive list
of clever features and equipment in the cabin. To assist loading, Renault Koleos comes
with a split-opening, 'clamshell'-type tailgate. The upper part of the hatch permits access to
the boot in cramped spaces and allows items of more than one metre wide to be carried.

When lowered, the bottom part of the tailgate facilitates the loading of long items and
serves as a handy seat for two adults (up to 200kg) when the vehicle is parked. Last but
not least, Koleos' boot aperture of 1.07m is amongst the widest of its category.

Modular layout
Modularity-enhancing features include the so-called 'easy estate' system which enables
the 60/40-split rear benchseat to be folded from the boot thanks to two levers accessible
without having to open the rear side doors. With the benchseat in the folded position, the
boot floor becomes entirely flat to further facilitate loading. The boot volume of 450dm3
(VDA) with all five seats in the upright position extends to a very generous 1,380dm3
(VDA) once the benchseat has been folded. The available space can also be
compartmented thanks to the presence of several hooks which enable the multipurpose
retention net to be fixed in a choice of ways. In keeping with Koleos' calling as a vehicle
designed for outdoor leisure activities, its rear benchseat is equipped with a ski trap. The
back of the front passenger seat can also be folded down to either form a table or permit
the transport of items of up to 2.60m in length.

Stowage
There are plenty of cubbies all around the cabin. The dashboard includes a chilled, 15-litre
glovebox, while the stowage space in the centre console is equipped with a removable bin.

Extra space is provided in a drawer located beneath the front passenger seat, the lower
front door bins will take a 500ml bottle and the lidded stowage space incorporated in the
armrest is ideal for CDs. Rear passengers benefit from stowage space in the rear part of
the centre console, plus two underfoot lidded compartments of five litres each. The rear
door bins can house either a 500ml bottle or up to five CDs, while stowage space is
available in the rear central armrest, too.

Underfloor stowage in the boot provides a further 28 litres which takes the total stowage
capacity of Renault Koleos to a vast 70 litres (VDA).

Rear passengers benefit from folding tables complete with cup-holder incorporated in the
backs of the front seats.

Latest-generation powertrains

Renault Koleos will be available with two types of Alliance engines.

The latest-generation 2.0 dCi Euro 4 diesel engine (M9R) is available in a choice of two
power outputs, namely 110kW (150hp) or 127kW (175hp). The engine, which has already
been seen on upper-range Renault vehicles, Mégane, Nissan's Qashqai and New X-Trail
and Renault Samsung Motors' QM5, features the very latest diesel engine technologies,
including piezoelectric injectors, common-rail 1,600-bar fuel injection, a water-cooled
variable-geometry turbo and a periodic regeneration particulate filter.

The 2.0 dCi engine is available with a broad useful rev band, with peak torque of either
320 or 360Nm (depending on version) available from low engine speeds.

The 2.0 dCi 110kW engine can be ordered for either the 4x2 or 4x4 versions and mated
with either a six-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission. The 127kW version of
the 2.0 dCi engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive.

The other engine of the Koleos range is a 2.5-litre Euro 4 powerplant (the Nissan TR25)
which delivers 126kW (170hp) and torque of 226Nm. Depending on market, it will be
available with a manual six-speed gearbox and/or continuously variable transmission
(CVT).


Comfort and space worthy of an MPV

Acoustic comfort
Renault Koleos has everything required to travel in outstanding comfort, and particular
attention has been paid to one of the most essential comfort-related preconditions:
effective damping of both mechanical and road noise.

The diesel engine represents a benchmark in the domain of minimizing vibrations and
noise thanks to its balancer shafts and twin-mass flywheel damper. Meanwhile, road noise
has been slashed thanks to a package of special features and soundproofing, including an
acoustic windscreen and engine subframe filtering, a well as the presence of
soundproofing materials between the engine compartment and cabin, under the floor and
in the wheel arches. These solutions combine to give Renault Koleos a genuine edge on
the acoustic comfort front.

Cabin space
Renault Koleos passengers are also pampered in terms of cabin space, including record
headroom and kneeroom for front occupants in the SUV, 4x4 and crossover categories,
while rear passengers benefit from a pleasing balance between vertical and transversal
space. Given Renault Koleos' contained overall length, access to both the front and rear
seats is astonishingly easy, with ample room for legs and hips alike.

A bright cabin
The Renault range has long boasted the biggest panoramic opening sunroofs available on
the market and the Koleos sunroof features a total, transparent glazed area of 0.75 square
metres which is unmatched in the SUV and crossover market. For optimal thermal
comfort, the high density-weave sunblind can be pulled shut to any position. The sunroof
itself comes with an anti-pinch function and, thanks to the hands-free card, automatically
closes if the driver walks away from the car.

The combination of a brightly-lit cabin and the promise of hair-in-the-wind motoring with
clear views of the sky overhead stands out as one of Renault Koleos' truly appealing
features.

Thermal comfort
To ensure first class travelling comfort for all occupants, Koleos is equipped with an
automatic dual-zone heating and climate control system that incorporates specific vents
for the rear seats. The driver and front passenger can consequently select the cabin
temperature of their choice, while rear passengers, who also benefit from sunblinds, can
adjust ventilation using the control located at the rear of the centre console.

Audio system
Music lovers will be won over the comprehensive range of audio systems that is available
for Renault Koleos, including a top-end system developed by Bose®. Specifically tailored
to the acoustic properties of the cabin, it comprises a digital amplifier, seven loudspeakers
and a woofer. The outstanding hi-fi quality means that occupants are able to profit from
their favourite music whether it is delivered by the radio, the six-CD/MP3-compatabile
multi-changer or an external source such as an iPod connected to the fascia-mounted jack
plug.

Equipment
Driving pleasure is enhanced by an array of comfort-enhancing features, from the front
and rear proximity sensors for easier parking to the automatic parking brake which is
applied whenever the engine is switched off, and then automatically released when the
engine is fired up.

Renault Koleos is also equipped with a Carminat Navigation and Communication system
incorporating three functions: a GPS navigation system with 7-inch, 16/9 screen and DVD
atlas, a radio and six-CD multichanger and controls for a hands-free Bluetooth® telephone.

The controls for these functions are located within easy reach on the centre console.

For enhanced night-time vision, Renault Koleos is available with bi-Xenon headlamps and
fixed bending lights. These additional lights illuminate the inside of corners, thereby
permitting the driver to spot a possible hazard or obstacle much sooner. This feature
vastly improves the field of vision in risk situations (junctions, corners) and consequently
enhances night-time safety and driving comfort.


Koleos benefits from the Alliance's extensive active and passive safety expertise

Active safety
Safety is a fundamental feature built into all Renault models, and Koleos has been
engineered to provide impeccable performance on both the active and passive safety
fronts. Its active safety is based on its carefully engineered chassis and big brakes which
bring the model to a standstill from 100kph in just 42 metres, one of the shortest stopping
distances to be found in the SUV/crossover segment.

In emergency braking situations, when taking avoidance action or when grip is lost,
Renault Koleos can count on ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency brake
assist and ESP with understeer control. Even before the latter kicks in, the all-wheel drive
transmission control system intervenes to adjust the front-rear torque split as soon as the
first signs of oversteer or understeer are detected.

Passive safety
The fact that Renault's range includes eight models that have been awarded the maximum
five-star EuroNCAP crash test rating speaks volumes for the brand's expertise when it
comes to passive safety. It goes without saying that Renault Koleos has benefited from the
years of extensive research that have gone into studying real-life accidents. Its very
structure has been engineered to include programmed crumple zones both at the front and
rear, while the design of the cabin's structure allows it to serve as a protective cell in the
case of an accident. Furthermore, Renault Koleos comes with a long list of equipment
committed to optimizing occupant protection, including six airbags (including two adaptive
front airbags which adapt to the passenger's build), load limiters for the front and outer
rear seat seatbelts, front seatbelt pretensioners and Isofix child seat anchorage for the
outer rear seats.


The dynamic lines of a saloon with 4x4 styling cues

Renault Koleos' lines were designed to be both distinctive and expressive. Koleos is
unmistakably an 4x4, yet its looks are in no way aggressive and its styling is appealing
without being ostentatious. The front end features the logo of the brand flanked by air
intakes and modern elliptical headlamps, notably the module which incorporates Xenon
headlamps and additional cornering lights.

The side design of Renault Koleos – including high ground clearance and prominent wheel
arches – betrays its 4x4 calling. "Koleos has a strong personality. In our programme, it is a
unique model that stands out from its rivals thanks to its raked rear screen which is
suggestive of propulsion," notes Renault's Director of Design, Patrick le Quement. The
distinctive lines of its hatch form a movement that flows from the bottom of the rear
window to converge on the logo which sits on a gloss black finish plaque.

The cabin and drive station are purposely intuitive and the interior design is based on a
series of elegantly flowing curves. The bottom of the dashboard forms a wave-like line
which gives the impression that the cowling is actually floating on the dashboard. The form
of the centre console, which houses all the vehicle's principal functions, contributes to an
inescapable sense of well-being. This is further compounded by the quality of the
materials selected for Koleos and by the careful attention that has been paid to the play
and mating between panels and components. "The carefully-honed interior of Koleos is of
a very high quality," observes Patrick le Quement. "Its graphic design is very pleasing,
while special attention has been paid to perceived quality."
For customers who wish to personalize their vehicle, Renault has developed a range of
customization accessories, some of which underpin the all-terrain calling of Koleos.


A new-generation automobile

Evolutions in consumer demand and the world's growing awareness of environmental
issues have led carmakers to rethink their leisure vehicle line-ups. The traditional 4x4
vehicle, which tends not to be widely accepted by society, has come of age. As a
consequence, so-called 'crossover' vehicles have been gaining ground in recent years.

The presence of SUV-type vehicles can be observed in all segments, in the same way that
MPVs spread to other categories in the late '90s. Indeed, the notion of segment is no
longer clear-cut in the minds of customers. Today, SUVs account for five per cent of the
total market worldwide compared with less than one per cent 15 years ago.

A vehicle intended to win over new customers

The SUV/compact crossover market is constantly expanding in the top five Europe
countries and strong growth in the past five years has seen all-makes sales double from
222,500 to 522,000 vehicles (see appendix).

This trend can be observed across Europe: in a total market of approximately 15 million
vehicles, the SUV/compact crossover category accounts for almost five per cent, with
more than 700,000 vehicles of this type sold in 2007.

The sector is extremely competitive, too, with the availability of 25 models. The launch of
Renault Koleos, the range's first 4x4 crossover, sees Renault complete its line-up with a
new vehicle that benefits from the maturity and expertise of the market's leading players.

European SUV/compact crossover customers come essentially from the C and D
segments. The majority of them already own a vehicle of this type (25 come
from the D segment and 13% from the C segment. Former MPV owners account for eight
per cent of SUV/compact crossover buyers.

Renault Koleos is a sign of the group's ongoing international expansion. The newcomer
goes on sale in Europe in June 2008 and will be available in almost 40 countries on five
continents by 2009.


A unique industrial adventure

Five years after the Renault-Nissan Alliance was sealed, and four years after the founding
of the Renault Samsung Motors brand in Korea, Renault took the decision to launch a 4x4
project driven by a twofold objective: to complete its C-segment line-up yet remaining true
to its philosophy as a company which designs and produces vehicles that respect others.

The synergies permitted by the Alliance, such as the sharing of platforms and mechanical
assemblies, and the prospect of increased sales in Korea ensured a first class financial
context.

The different roles were allocated as follows: Renault would work on the concept, design
the vehicle, draw up a brief concerning performance and equipment and supply the diesel
powerplants. Nissan would bring its 4x4 technology to the table, supply the petrol engines
and take responsibility for validation. Finally, Renault Samsung Motors would ensure the
production of Renault Koleos for the world market.

The Alliance's C platform – which had been transformed into the C 4x4 platform by Nissan
for its X-Trail and Rogue models – lent itself perfectly to the new crossover's volumes.

Production of the vehicle in Korea rapidly emerged as the natural choice, given that SUV
and crossovers are the predominant category in the country where they enjoy a market
share of some 20 per cent. Meanwhile, the efficiency and flexibility of Renault Samsung
Motors' Busan plant was a further parameter that argued in favour of using the Korean
facility as the sole production site for Renault Koleos and a letter of intention was signed in
March 2004. Koleos was destined to be Renault's first crossover, conceived and designed
by Renault, developed by Nissan and built by Renault Samsung Motors.

A team of Japanese engineers from Nissan was despatched to work alongside Renault's
own design team at the Technocentre in Guyancourt, France, to validate the project's
technical feasibility. The pre-contract milestone was rapidly reached and, in December
2004, the decision was taken to launch the development phase of the H45 project. A
Renault project team specializing in the Renault-Nissan Alliance C platform was set up to
serve as a small-scale interface and channel requests for information from the project
teams at Nissan and Renault Samsung Motors. An equal parity, tripartite steering
committee was consequently established and the programme chiefs from each of the
three brands met regularly in France, Japan and Korea to arbitrate on the responses of
Nissan's vehicle engineering department to the demands of Renault's brief.

The following phase saw the project switch its base near Nissan's Atsugi engineering
centre in Japan where designers from Renault and Renault Samsung Motors worked on
finalizing the exterior and interior design. The first Renault Koleos was born. The design
freeze milestone was reached in July 2005 and the go-ahead was given for development
of the H45 to begin.

28 months of development

From the design freeze milestone to production sign-off in November 2007, 28 months of
active collaboration saw the programme teams of all three brands focus on achieving the
objectives set by Renault.

The combination of the project's complexity and the tripartite relationship permitted new,
increasingly streamlined practices to be put into place. To ensure that Renault Koleos
benefited from the very best that the Renault-Nissan Alliance had to offer, arbitration was
called for on several occasions, if only because customer demand has a tendency to differ
from one continent to another, making it necessary to anticipate market trends on a global
scale. Furthermore, although the operational methodologies employed at Renault and
Nissan are converging, the two entities still have strong separate cultural identities and it
was necessary to take their specificities into account.

The bulk of the work that followed the contract milestone in October 2005 concerned the
response of Nissan's vehicle engineering department to the product, performance and
equipment demands formulated by Renault.

The first prototype was produced in Japan at the beginning of 2006 in the Nissan pilot
factory where the assembly processes and necessary tooling are developed before the
production of a new vehicle can begin in the chosen factory. Renault Koleos naturally
followed the same path as the Nissan models based on the same platform – X-Trail and
Rogue – and the same manufacturing processes were adopted.

In November 2006, the first waves of physical prototypes marked the start of the H45
project's production phase. Renault Samsung Motors allocated a staff of 68 to work in
Zama with Nissan's vehicle engineering department to draw up the standard operation
sheets and optimize assembly procedures.

In parallel, a test programme was put into place to validate the performance and reliability
of Renault Koleos in extreme conditions. A total of 1,750,000km was covered, either on
location or on tests benches. Given the newcomer's broad spectrum of markets, including
Russia, Korea, the Middle East and Australia, Koleos was put through its paces in the
severest of conditions. The cold climate tests took place in Japan on the island of
Hokkaido, while the hot weather programme was organised in Australia and Spain.

Six months later, the vehicle arrived on the production line in Busan, Korea. This timeline
enabled the necessary tooling for production start-up to be completed, while the operators
themselves received nearly 50,000 hours of specific training.

On November 5, 2007, the Busan factory was given the green light to begin the
manufacture of QM5, the Korean version of the forthcoming Renault Koleos. A few months
later, the first vehicles for the Korean market rolled off the line just as production of Koleos
started in readiness for the model's release in Europe in June 2008.

8. The Renault-Nissan Alliance: a power-horse of performance
The concept of co-development, or task-sharing, between three players with such
distinctive cultures as France, Japan and Korea turned out to an extremely stimulating
challenge for the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

A capital outlay of less than €400 million

The performance of Nissan's engineering department, the synergies permitted by the
Alliance and the flexibility of Renault Samsung Motors' production plant in Busan, Korea,
made it possible to achieve considerable investment-related savings. Indeed, the total
capital outlay was a highly competitive €391 million, below the initially targeted figure.

Capital outlay was divided into:

engineering costs: €192 million,
production-related investment: €178 million, half of which was spent on the Busan
factory and the remainder invested in the set-up of specific tooling at the premises of
suppliers

start-up costs: €21 million.
The engineering costs notably covered the work put in by Nissan to adapt to the
requirements specified by Renault. The latter's particularly demanding brief stipulated that
it would supply Nissan with the technical elements and mechanical assemblies required to
develop the sort of features and functions specific to the Renault brand which its
customers have come to expect and which can be found on vehicles throughout the range.

These include the automatic parking brake, Man Machine Interface and speed limiter, as
well as the 'magic handle' function of the hands-free card and the 'voir clair' ('clear view')
demist function which Nissan succeeded in incorporating from the initial design phases.

The carryover of Renault mechanical assemblies outweighed the expense of having to
adapt them and enabled capital outlay to be kept to a minimum.

Production-related investment at Busan notably went on improving work conditions and
creating more ergonomic work-stations which are a pledge of quality and productivity.

Koleos is the 11th of the 26 models that Renault has announced to fuel its growth.

The launch of a 4x4 crossover sees Renault pursue its product offensive and
complete its vehicle line-up with a model that marks a first in the history of the
brand. In addition to the newcomer's proven 4x4 technology, Renault's brings its
expertise in the realm of safety to the table, as well as a typically Renault approach
to modularity and comfort to provide a spectrum of top-end functions and features
of a level similar to those featured on Laguna III.

From launch, Renault's first 4x4 crossover is targeting a place amongst the best in
its class in terms of product and service quality, an undertaking which is backed up
by the same three-year or 150,000km warranty that covers Renault's other upperrange
vehicles.

This approach forms part of a global strategy aimed at both promoting brand loyalty
and winning over new customers to speed up Renault's presence on the
international scene and develop the sale of top-end vehicles while at the same time
consolidating its flagship values, namely comfort, intuitive design and modularity.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Fortunately "Kole" means Ugly in Estonian.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nissan Rogue nose/butt + Hyundai Tuscon = yeah.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad for a little a-b in the snow or slush kinda CUV.
      Certainly nicer to look at then the Sportage or Tuscan.