Renault has announced the addition of a diesel powered Koleos due to join the Australian line-up in September this year.
Renault is hoping the new addition will boost sales of its top-selling medium SUV after the 2016 launch of the second-generation exceeded expectations for the brand.
To keep things simple, the Renault Koleos Diesel comes in a single variant being a 4x4 driven model with All-Mode 4x4-I technology.
The engine will be a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel from the Nissan X-Trail, boasting 130kW/380Nm. The diesel engine is promoted as quieter than other diesel offerings yet still providing a smooth drive. Another feature is the Energy Package with smart electrical management and an oil pump with a variable capacity.
The Koleos Diesel’s engine is matched with the XTRONIC CVT which is also found in the petrol-powered sibling.
A benefit of the diesel engine is the extended service intervals with servicing required every 30,000km or 12 months.
The diesel Koleos comes with many other features such as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, advanced emergency braking inter-urban), Easy Park Assist (hands-free parking), Pure Vision LED headlights with auto high/low beam, hands-free power tailgate, electric panoramic sunroof, BOSE audio system with 12 speakers, subwoofer and digital amplifier, leather upholstery with heated and ventilated front seats as well as ambient cabin lighting.
Whilst these specifications mirror the Intens variant, the Koleos Diesel adds automatic engine start/stop as well.
Renault Australia Managing Director, Mr. Justin Hocevar said of the Koleos: “It has the rugged, robust characteristics of an SUV wrapped in a stylish distinctive exterior, combined with interior refinement you’d expect from a more expensive, high-end vehicle. Its feature list is as long as your arm and its safety credentials are top-notch.”
The new Renault Koleos Diesel will be available, excluding on-road costs, for $46,990.
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