Renault has put an end to teasers, leaks and previews of its new D-segment SUV, the second generationKoleos, by pulling the wraps off its body, during the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.
Carrying the same styling language as the latest Megane and Talisman, it has full LED Pure Vision headlights (depending on the version), which are said to be 20 percent more powerful than halogen beam, LED DRLs, LED taillights with Edge Light technology for a bright 3D effect, door protective mouldings, aluminum roof bars and large diameter wheels, up to 19-inch.
The 2017 Koleos is significantly larger than the Kadjar, with a total length of 4,670 mm, 1,840 mm in width, a ground clearance of 213 mm and a 2,710 mm long wheelbase, promising to offer a class-leading space inside, with 289 mm of rear knee room. Higher end models will get the R-Link 2 multimedia tablet, Bose premium sound system and a heated steering wheel.
Based on the same platform as the Nissan X-Trail, the CMF-C/D, Renault’s large SUV features a 4×4 layout, allowing drivers to shift between 2WD, 4WD AUTO and 4WD LOCK modes and it will be packed with safety features including Active Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Safe Distance Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition with Excess Speed Warning, Tiredness Detection, front, side and rear parking sensors, easy park assist, rearview camera and automatic high/low beam headlights.
Besides China, where it will act as the company’s flagship model, the second-genRenault Koleos will be eventually introduced in 80 markets, worldwide. The Chinese version will be assembled in Wuhan, China, while the one aimed towards global markets will be put together in Busan, South Korea.