Renault previews facelifted Koleos in India

2012 Renault Koleos – Click above for images

That the Renault/Dacia Duster has reached the Indian market may be news for the Indian automotive scene, but is hardly of consequence to American readers, or really to anyone outside of India. What is of more international importance, however, is what was previewed at the Duster's unveiling in New Dehli.

While local journos were admiring the budget crossover, Renault gave a sneak peek at the upcoming facelifted Koleos.

The original Koleos – also known as the QM5 – was designed by Renault, engineered by Nissan and produced by Renault Samsung in South Korea. The new model features what looks like significantly revised sheetmetal, and will reportedly be launched in India before the rest of the world, as a Samsung in Korea and as a Renault everywhere else. Underpinned by the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai, Rogue and X-Trail, the Koleos offers a range of two-liter fours burning either gasoline or diesel.

We'll be keeping an eye out for Renault to drop the full spectrum of images and details in the near future. But in the meantime, our friends at Indian Autos Blog sent us these shots taken at the unveiling, which you can view in the gallery below, beside the current model in the gallery below that.

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