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2012 Renault Koleos

Looks are important when are ferrying the kids to/from and the Koleos now has them.

Craig road tests and reviews the Renault Koleos.

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Everyone can recall the smart kid at who was so embarrassed by their braces they hid at the back in the class That was the Renault Koleos, a soft-roader blighted by a face a parent could love.

The are now off with the mid-life makeover and owners can reverse park car without being teased. now running with the Holden and Kia Sportage in the stylish end of the compact SUV

Only 10 per cent of buyers opt for the model Expression and Renault has the price unchanged at $28,490 for the petrol with a six-speed gearbox. It picks up satnav, new and extra creature comforts. The Dynamique is up $1000 but the company it now has more than $3000 of new

That puts the two-wheel CVT at $34,490, rising to $37,990 for the drive version and $40,990 if want the 2.0-litre turbodiesel to a six-speed auto. The top-spec is only available as a petrol-powered drive and costs $44,490.

The all-wheel drive system is on Nissan#39;s X-Trail soft-roader. means a three-position dial owners choose from where torque can be distributed to the front and rear wheels as 4WD Lock that works at up to 40km/h and is intended for the occasional off the gravel tracks when for a camp site or 2WD, no-one will bother

The CVT on the petrol models doesn#39;t as well with a diesel, so the earns a six-speed auto. it also means the petrol have a greater braked capacity than the diesel 2000kg against 1300kg. The seats are rake-adjustable and can be dropped by pushing a lever, offering a big area or enough room to in the back.

Looks are important when are ferrying the kids to/from and the Koleos now has them. The elegant an SUV) outside is matched by a interior with storage that are practical and plentiful. It with a massive 15-litre and runs to to the removable plastic tub in seats and a sunglass holder in of the driver#39;s grab handle.

types will appreciate the of bins mounted in the rear and back seat passengers their own aircon vents in the with an independent fan. is standard and the stereo is better many in the compact SUV market.

Renault Australia head Hocevar says safety is an factor for families shopping in the SUV segment. If that#39;s the case, the should be outselling its sibling, the X-Trail.

ANCAP rates it as a car against four stars for the with the main differences from the Renault#39;s ability to absorb the impact from the crash test. The Koleos is with stability control and brakes to avoid a crash in the place, while six airbags at crunch time.

The steering is but not lifeless and that will to its target audience. The two-wheel models do nothing wrong on an test route on highways and roads but hefty steering or inputs will cause a bit of roll.

Progressively feed either in and a much better drive. On a loop the all-paw model was to go as hard as the engines can propel the The suspension is Euro-biased, meaning initially soft to soak up bumps but firms up as conditions

The brakes are brilliant on any surface.

The aren#39;t class leading, but people don#39;t buy these of cars to hammer. They do buy for practicality and features and the Koleos is a in that respect, from the tailgate that doubles as a (200kg limit) to the mod-cons and to stow all the kit that#39;s required to to a young family. Renault#39;s warranty won#39;t do it any harm,

Renault Koleos

Price: (Expression 4×2) to $44,490 4×4)

Warranty: Five km

Service intervals: 10,000km/annually 15,000km/annually (diesel)

Safety: (ESC, ABD with EBD and BA)

Engines: four-cylinder, 126kW/226Nm; 2.0-litre 110kW/320Nm

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