Renault Koleos | Auto Express

28 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Renault Koleos | Auto Express

Verdict

The Koleos is Renault’s proper 4×4 but features and tested four-wheel drive from Nissan. It is also equipped and attractively priced but it nothing new or original to the SUV market. is fierce and, while the majors on comfort and refinement, its looks and bland cabin against it.

Lesser models merit an extra star to their value for money, but talented and desirable rivals the range-topping Koleos.

Is it better late than for Renault? The firm has just the first SUV in its history but with including the Ford Kuga, VW and Nissan Qashqai, has the new Koleos worth the wait?

To take of the off-road bits Renault has Nissan’s four-wheel drive so the newcomer can hold its own on the rough But few owners are likely to get their dirty mud plugging.

Instead kerbside appeal and performance are the most important in this sector. Sadly, it comes to style the Renault to make an impact.

You do get chunky mouldings, roof rails and corporate front-end but the end result any visual flair.

At the back there’s a useful two-piece bootlid, which good access in confined It reveals a decent 450-litre space which increases to if fold the rear seats

Up front, the cabin features materials but the bland dashboard is disappointing. There is plenty of though, and flagship Privilege provides leather upholstery, sat-nav and a BOSE stereo.

Two diesel engines will be when the Koleos goes on this summer, both of 2.0-litre diesels. The entry-level unit returns 38.2mpg and but we tried the flagship 178bhp It can sprint from 0-62mph in 9.9 and can return 35.8mpg and CO2 emissions of

On road, the Koleos is set up for comfort and rather than pin-sharp and the soft suspension soaks up and ruts – even on off-road tracks.

At £24,695 the top of the range Koleos cheap but the less powerful will save you £1,200 and even the option of a cheaper drive variant. It starts £17,995 and will be the most option for many buyers.

Ford Kuga

The new Ford is stylish, great to and competitively priced, making it the SUV to Affordable running costs and a diesel engine also its appeal.

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