The New Renault Koleos Renault’s flagship SUV arrives in SA

With its sturdy and high-end design, its comfort and its outstanding performance, the Renault Koleos has successfully established itself as a reference in the large SUV segment.

New Koleos represents the ‘ne plus ultra’ of Renault’s high-end range, with the Senior Vice-President of Corporate Design, Laurens van den Acker’s quote aptly encapsulating the essence of this vehicle –

“New Koleos completes the styling renaissance of the Renault range that began with Clio in 2012. As a designer, the challenge was to imagine an SUV that was not only elegant, but also dynamic and modern.  To achieve this, instead of diluting the traits traditionally associated with SUVs, we accentuated the segment’s familiar cues thanks to taut, powerful, horizontal lines, along with muscular haunches and high ground clearance.  New Koleos subsequently exudes an inner strength. It is every inch an SUV and every inch a Renault.”


New Renault Koleos is an embodiment of Renault’s new design language with its more assertive styling and stronger presence. While the new Koleos line has been updated, the features that favourably distinguish it from other SUVs have been retained. The assertive stance and personality of New Koleos are accentuated by several innovative design features:

  • An even more distinctive front-end

The front-end of the New Koleos features a more pronounced front grille, with luxurious chrome insets, extending to the chrome-underlined fog lamps.  In the lower part, the bumper has a new and more impressive skid plate which accentuates the vehicle’s adventurous stance.

  • Distinctive features

The New Koleos retains its distinctive and striking features like its chrome trim extending horizontally down the whole wing, making the front-end appear longer, with new chrome wing trims.  Its C-shaped lighting signature, a strong trait common to all Renault models, gives it a strong and penetrating look.  While, the high-end impression is created through its narrower body fitting and sharp creases.

  • Greater harmony between the front and rear

The rear of the New Koleos has been redesigned, with a skid plate extending higher on the bumper and transverse chrome insets in synergy with the front end.  The third stop lamp has been extended while the twin chrome exhaust pipes have been retained for a sporty touch.

  • New Alloy Wheels        

New Koleos packs all the SUV styling codes associated with the segment, including taut lines that combine a rugged stance with head-turning looks, along with side protective mouldings, and New Large-diameter 18” alloy wheels, for a more polished look.


Meticulous attention to detail has been lavished on the finish of the New Koleos cabin, including satin chrome inserts on the steering wheel, gear lever and air vents, as well as foamed materials on the dashboard and door trims. The New Koleos is still generously proportioned and roomy, while key cabin features have been improved to enhance passenger comfort.

New Koleos’ SUV breeding is evident inside the cabin, which combines elegance and occupant protection.

  • The driving position ensures excellent visibility, an important feature for SUV buyers.
  • The high, wide, upright, tee-shaped dashboard exudes an impression of strength and a reassuring sensation of protection.
  • The large, vertical, centrally-positioned dashboard display (up to 8.7”) is fully integrated and, along with the centre console, allude to power, and all-wheel drive transmission.
  • The grab handles either side of the centre console are cues from the 4×4 motoring world and add to occupant safety whilst providing a sporty touch.


The RenaultKoleos rises to the challenge by offering the best technology which enables increased on-board safety, connectivity and driver ease and pleasure. New Koleos boasts a comprehensive suite of driver-assistance systems, including Blind Spot Warning and 360 Park Assist  .


New Renault Koleos is available in two trim levels – Expression and Dynamique, with comprehensive specs from the base level upwards.

New Koleos is powered by a 2.5 Petrol Engine CVT (4×2 & 4×4), with a power output of 126kW, 233Nm of Torque, CO2 emissions of 188g/100km and controlled fuel consumption from 8.8litres/100km.

Peace of Mind is guaranteed with the New Renault Koleos.  As is the case across Renault’s entire product range, the New Renault Koleos comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty; plus, a 5-year/ 90 000km service plan and a 6-year anticorrosion warranty, with service intervals at 15 000km.


  • KOLEOS Expression 2.5 CVT 4×2               R424 900 (incl. VAT)
  • KOLEOS Dynamique 2.5 CVT 4×2              R474 900 (incl. VAT)
  • KOLEOS Dynamique 2.5 CVT 4×4              R514 900 (incl. VAT

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