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Koleos Breaks Cover - (Australia)

May 13th, 2008


Designed by Renault, developed by Nissan and manufactured in Renault Samsung Motors' Busan plant in Korea, the Koleos is the fruit of extremely close collaboration between teams from each of these Renault-Nissan Alliance brands.

Due for release in Australia in September the Koleos has been designed to offer the same reassuring drive regardless of the location - around town, on the open road or off the beaten track.

“The new Koleos is the first true product of the Renault-Nissan global alliance,” says Renault Managing Director, Rudi Koenig.
“The Koleos is the result of a unique blend of global engineering, design and manufacturing resources.”

Due for launch in Europe in June the Koleos will offer a unique standard of safety and comfort, a parameter that has become a recognised Renault hallmark along with excellent value for money.

The Koleos is the first 4x4 crossover vehicle to be produced by Renault.

The elegant exterior design is enhanced by practical features such as a split-opening, 'clamshell'-type tailgate to assist cargo area access.

Interior innovations include an air-chilled glovebox and an array of storage compartments, rear passengers also benefit from folding tables mounted in the backs of the front seats.

The ‘easy estate' seating system enables the 60/40-split rear bench seat to be folded flat from the boot at the flip of a lever. The rear bench seat is also equipped with a ‘ski trap’.

Latest Generation Powertrains
Renault Koleos will be available in petrol and diesel powered variants.

The latest-generation 2.0 dCi Euro 4 diesel engine will be coupled to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The 2.5-litre petrol powerplant will be available with a manual six-speed gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Safety Standard
Safety is a fundamental feature built into all Renault models, and Koleos has been engineered to provide impeccable performance on both the active and passive safety fronts.

Its active safety is based on its carefully engineered chassis and big brakes which bring the model to a standstill from 100kmh in just 42 metres, one of the shortest stopping distances to be found in the SUV/crossover segment. ESP will be standard on all models.

Passive safety performance is also a priority with all models fitted with dual front, side and curtain airbags.

The Koleos is yet to be rated by Euro NCAP but is expected to perform extremely well.

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