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Renault KOLEOS DIESEL ESTATE 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic

Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
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Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic
Renault KOLEOS 1.7 Blue dCi GT Line 5dr 2WD X-Tronic

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG45.60
  • 0-62mph11.8 secs
  • Top Speed118 mph
  • C02143 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque251 lbs/f
  • P11D35%

Review

If you need plenty of space and want an affordable family-sized Crossover or SUV, your range of options is widening. Here's a contender you might want to have on your list, Renault Koleos, which features in the French maker's line-up just above the successful Captur and Kadjar Crossover models. In this improved guise, it offers a higher quality package.

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Renault's Koleos is a luxurious-feeling SUV Crossover model that offers a very credible package for family buyers. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved model.

Background

If the Koleos name rings a bell, then that's because Renault has used it before - with an ill-fated Qashqai competitor that sold for just two years between 2008 and 2010, quickly withdrawn from sale because buyer interest in it was so low. Things have proved to be a lot better this time round. The Koleos is based almost entirely on a Nissan X-Trail, an SUV which has proved to be a strong contender in the D-segment. It doesn't aim to compete directly on price with volume versions of the X-Trail, but that's only because Renault has kitted this car out with enough equipment to embarrass pricier competitors in this class from Kia and Hyundai.

Driving Experience

Koleos buyers now choose between a couple of diesel engines; a 1.7-litre 150PS Blue dCi 150 unit with front wheel drive and a 2.0-litre 190PS Blue dCi 190 unit with 4WD. Both powerplants come mated to a seven-speed automatic X-Tronic gearbox. The auto is a CVT set-up that adjusts itself continuously whilst maintaining optimal engine speed and can also simulate gear shifts, producing more powerful acceleration. The four-wheel-drive Koleos model comes equipped with ALL MODE 4x4-I technology borrowed from its X-Trail design stablemate. This enables you to select your driving mode - AUTO, LOCK or 2WD - and keep complete control of the powertrain on any terrain. For tarmac territory, there's also what's called 'Active Trace Control'. By using on board sensors to monitor speed, steering angle, throttle opening and braking effort, Active Trace Control brakes wheels individually, as required, to reduce understeer and help the driver steer a safer path through bends: it is particularly effective on slippery, wet roads.

Design and Build

Subtle styling changes to the front and rear of this improved Koleos give it a more assertive presence on the road, while the brand's distinctive Pure Vision LED headlamps are now standard across the range. There's a more prominent grille, smarter chrome trim and larger skid plates. Enhancements to the rear of the Koleos mirror those at the front, with a bigger skid plate, extra chrome trim and a bigger high-level brake light that complements the 3D effect Edge Light tail lamps. Finally, there are restyled two-tone alloy wheels. Inside, the Koleos retains its class leading passenger space and refinement, while improved soft touch materials and revised satin trim inserts add further premium appeal. Rear seat passenger comfort is also improved, with the addition of a two-stage reclining seat back on all models. For back seat folk, rear knee room remains amongst the best in its class at 289mm with rear passengers also benefitting from dual air vents, dual USBs (with two more in the front), a central armrest with cupholders and extra tinted rear windows. Though the Nissan X-Trail SUV this Koleos is based on can be ordered with 7-seats, this Renault is a five-seat-only model. The spacious interior hasn't been designed at the expense of boot space. There's 458-litres of that with all seats in place and 1,690-litres with the rear seats down. Achieving maximum boot capacity is made easier thanks to the standard 'One-Touch' easy folding rear seats which can be folded (individually or all at once) via a button in the boot.

Market and Model

You'll need a budget starting at just over £28,000 for Koleos ownership; there's a choice of 'Iconic' and 'GT-Line' trim and standard features across the range include LED headlamps, adaptive cruise control, dual zone climate control, keyless entry, ambient interior lighting, hands-free parking and a reversing camera. Renault's intuitive R-LINK 2 touch screen infotainment system has been further improved by the addition of a full screen function Apple CarPlay. This applies to both the seven-inch and 8.7-inch screens. Outside, the Koleos 'GT Line' sports 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels and electrically adjustable heated and folding door mirrors. Longitudinal roof bars provide a hint at the rugged off-road capabilities of the SUV. Safety and technology receive a boost with this improved model, with the Koleos' already comprehensive suite of driver aids strengthened with the introduction of a pedestrian detection function for the Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS). This follows the previous addition of standard adaptive cruise control to the range.

Cost of Ownership

Let's get to the figures. The 1.7-litre 150PS Blue dCi 150 emits 143g/km of CO2, while the larger 2.0-litre 190PS Blue dCi 190 returns 150g/km of CO2 (both NEDC). With both variants, over 40mpg on a regular basis should be possible. The official WLTP stats for base 'Iconic' variants are 46.3mpg for the dCi 150 and 40.9mpg for the dCi 190. To achieve these figures, Renault's engineers did more than just focus on the efficiency and performance of the engine and transmission. By reducing weight and optimising the car's aerodynamics, the engineers were able to make the Koleos particularly clean and frugal. Another aspect of purchase that should please you lies in the fact that you won't be fobbed off with the basic three year / 60,000 mile warranty that most rivals offer. All Koleos models come with a much more complete four-year / 100,000-mile warranty that includes emergency breakdown recovery. There's also three years' worth of European cover as part of this package. Servicing is required once a year or every 18,000 miles.

Summary

The Koleos is an often-overlooked contender in Renault's Crossover SUV line-up. Proven Nissan X-Trail design and underpinnings make it worth a look and Renault has chosen to equip its contender to a level that positions it some way above the price of its Japanese cousin. If you wanted a lot of kit anyway and you like the way that this Koleos looks, you'll probably like most of the rest of what's on offer here. This is a plush, capable contender that'll save you plenty on a number of key rivals when you spec them up properly and firmly establishes Renault as a brand to be taken seriously in this segment.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic light and wipers
Body colour door handles
Body colour upper bumper
Chrome radiator grille
Chrome surround for front fog lights
Electric front and rear windows
Electric heated folding door mirrors
Electrochrome rear view mirror
Exhaust deco
Extra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate
Front and rear skid plates
Front LED fog lights with cornering function
Full LED Pure Vision headlights
Heated rear windscreen
LED automatic high and low beam headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED door mirror integrated indicators
LED rear stop light
Lower bumper with transversal chrome line
One touch electric front/rear windows
Rear lower bumper
Rear windscreen 3rd stop light
Side embellishers
Interior Features
Part leather upholstery
3 height adjustable rear headrests
3 seat rear bench
60/40 split folding rear seat
Accessory power point
Ambient lighting
Automatic dual zone climate control
Black leather steering wheel
Driver/passenger reading lights
Easy life quick folding rear seat
Electrically adjustable driver seat
Front armrest with storage compartment
Fully adjustable front headrests
Heated and cooled front cupholders
Heated front seats
Illuminated luggage compartment
Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
Isofix child seat anchor points
Manual height adjustable passenger seat
Passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket holder
Pollen filter and air recycling
Rear passenger footwell heating vents
Two step reclining rear seats
Driver Convenience
Automatic powered tailgate
Boot open warning light
Cruise control + speed limiter
Eco mode
Exterior temperature indicator
Front and rear parking sensors
Full ADAS with hands free parking, blind spot warning, rear view camera, AEBS, lane departure, over speed prevention with traffic sign recognition
Low fuel warning light
Power assist steering
R-Link Multimedia + 8.7" touchscreen,Tom Tom Nav,Apple CarPlay/Android Auto,DAB,Bluetooth,USB&Aux,voice recognition,western european map,vehicle app
Rev counter
Trip counter
Entertainment
4x35W speakers with 3D sound
Fingertip remote control
USB port
Safety
3 point centre rear belt
ABS with EBD and emergency brake assist
Door open warning light
Driver side thorax airbag
Driver's two stage auto adaptive airbags
Electronic parking brake
ESP + ASR + UCL understeer logic control
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front and rear seat belt warning
Front lateral airbags
Front passenger's two stage auto adaptive airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Anti-drill door locks
Category 1 remote alarm and immobiliser
Hands free Keycard
RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) automatic door locking
Superlocking
Wheels
19" Kavea two tone alloy wheels
Tyre inflation kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 162
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 162
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1749
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 80
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 87
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 45.6
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb 45.6
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.7
Badge Power 150
Coin Description Blue dCi 2WD
Coin Series GT Line
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 20E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.8
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 251
Engine Torque - MKG 34.7
Engine Torque - NM 340
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 118
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Tyre Size Front 225/55 R19
Tyre Size Rear 225/55 R19
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 19" ALLOY
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 60
Gross Vehicle Weight 2240
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1795
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 579
Max. Loading Weight 529
Max. Roof Load 80
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1711
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.4

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £324.96 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £333.54 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £354.97 p/m Call Us
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £380.83 p/m £44.47 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £390.03 p/m £44.82 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £397.93 p/m £69.52 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £297.71 p/m £21.57 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £302.82 p/m £25.70 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £317.44 p/m £35.27 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £333.26 p/m £52.88 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £345.68 p/m £60.49 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £357.45 p/m £91.83 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £274.48 p/m £31.19 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £278.22 p/m £37.10 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £301.96 p/m £61.36 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £387.08 p/m £478.26 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £323.48 p/m £98.92 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £457.00 p/m £53.36 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £468.04 p/m £53.78 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £477.52 p/m £83.42 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £357.25 p/m £25.88 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £363.38 p/m £30.84 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £380.93 p/m £42.32 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £399.91 p/m £63.46 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £414.82 p/m £72.59 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £428.94 p/m £110.20 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £329.38 p/m £37.43 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £333.86 p/m £44.52 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £362.35 p/m £73.63 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £464.50 p/m £573.92 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £388.18 p/m £118.70 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £660.00
Panoramic opening glass sunroof £900.00
Interior Features
Additional part leather upholstery £500.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Admiral blue £660.00
Metallic - Dusky black £660.00
Metallic - Nomad beige £660.00
Metallic - Platinum grey £660.00
Metallic - Stingray silver £660.00
Metallic - Universal white £660.00
Metallic - Vintage Red £660.00
Solid - Fresca white FOC
Trim
Part Leather - Carbon Black FOC
Part leather - Sierra brown £500.00
* option prices shown are estimated