Renault’s top-selling model – the Koleos medium SUV – is now available in Australia with a choice of two engines, with a powerful yet frugal diesel joining the line-up in September.
Available in one variant with all-wheel drive and Renault’s All-Mode 4X4-i technology, the Koleos Diesel features a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, delivering 130kW of power and 380Nm of torque, with fuel economy of 6.1 litres/100km and CO2emissions of 159 g/km.
Featuring Energy Package with Smart Electrical Management and variable capacity oil pump, the 2.0-litre diesel engine is claimed to be smoother and quieter than rivals’ diesel engines.
The engine is mated to the same Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) as the petrol-powered Koleos. According to Renault, the transmission avoids the ‘rubber band’ feeling of conventional CVTs through a wider ratio spread. A manual mode is also available to further enhance its dynamic drive. It is calibrated differently to work with the torque characteristics of the diesel engine.
The Koleos Diesel also benefits from extended service intervals of up to 30,000km or 12 months, just like its petrol-powered cousin.
The Renault Koleos Diesel mirrors the specification level of the top-selling Intens variant of the petrol-powered Koleos. It features the 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/ventilated front seats and ambient cabin lighting, just to name a few.
The Koleos Diesel has the addition of automatic engine stop/start, however does not feature remote engine start.
The new Renault Koleos Diesel is now available for $46,990, excluding dealer delivery and statutory charges.