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New 2009 Renault Koleos - (Australia)

August 28th, 2008
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The soon-to-be-released Renault Koleos has been awarded a five-star safety rating following the latest round of testing by European safety authority EuroNCAP.

Koleos is the tenth model produced by Renault to obtain the maximum five-star score in adult protection and continues the corporate commitment to ensuring safety is a fundamental feature of all Renault vehicles.

Koleos benefits from Renault’s long-standing work in real-life accident analysis. In terms of passive safety, its body structure features programmed crumple zones at the front and the back. The cabin was designed as a survival cell for passengers in the event of an accident.

Koleos also boasts a comprehensive range of equipment for passenger protection, including six airbags (of which two are front airbags), seatbelts with force limiters in the front and rear side seats and pretensioners in the front seats. The headrests have a carefully engineered ergonomic design that offers maximum protection against whiplash in the event of rear impact.

On the active safety front, Renault Koleos has a stiff chassis and, to assist drivers in emergency braking, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and emergency brake assist (EBA) fitted as standard.

Koleos’ four-wheel drive system also makes a significant contribution to active safety by correcting any loss in grip.  Developed by the Alliance and first featured on the X-Trail, the system is used to immediately correct the slightest sign of understeer or oversteer by redistributing torque between the front and rear axles, even before the activation of electronic stability control (ESP).

Renault’s EuroNCAP results:
The only manufacturer to have obtained the five-star maximum 10 times.

Laguna II

5 stars (2001 and 2003), first car ever to obtain this score

Vel Satis

5 stars (2002 and 2005)

Mégane II

5 stars (2002), first M1 segment vehicle to obtain 5 stars

Espace IV

5 stars (2003)

Scénic II

5 stars (2003), first compact MPV to obtain 5 stars

Modus

5 stars (2004), first 5-star vehicle in its category

Mégane II Coupé Cabriolet

5 stars (2004), first 5-star vehicle in its category

Clio III

5 stars (2005)

New Laguna

5 stars (2007)

Koleos

5 stars (2008)

Australian Launch
Koleos will go on sale in Australian in early October.

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