Updates to the 2018 Renault Koleos SUV have been announced, the big news is autonomous emergency braking and Apple CarPlay are now standard inclusions across the range.
The Koleos is Renault Australia’s best-selling model with 739 sales as at the end of March.
As part of Renault’s Advanced Emergency Braking System, the autonomous emergency braking has two phases of operation depending on the situation. Firstly, there’s audible and visual warnings to alert the driver of a potential collision risk. The second phase utilises emergency braking through the car’s electronic stability control system.
Along with the addition of autonomous emergency braking, the 7 and 8.7-inch R-Link 2 infotainment system is now compatible with Apple CarPlay. Previously, only Android users were catered for.
Engines are carried over, buyers can opt for a 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre petrol engine in either front or all-wheel drive configurations or a 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo diesel which is only available as an all-wheel drive variant.
Regardless of the variant, power is put down through a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
Prices also remain unchanged for the 2018 model year. The entry-level Life specification is currently advertised for $29,990 drive-away.
2018 Renault Koleos pricing (excluding on-road costs):
Life 2WD - $29,990 currently drive-away
Zen 2WD - $33,990
Zen 4WD - $36,490
Intens 4WD - $43,490
Intens Diesel 4WD - $46,990
Initiale 4WD - $49,490
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