This French manufacturer is considered as one of the key players in Europe, but nowadays it is hugely present on other parts of the world too. With instantly-growing crossover market, it is no wonder that Renault has these types of vehicles too in its offer. One of its very first crossovers is model called Koleos. This compact crossover SUV was originally launched in 2007. Beside Europe, it is also available in markets like India or Korea. It was refreshed in 2011 and after almost nine years of production, it will be redesigned. New model is expected to come early next year, probably as 2016 Renault Koleos.
2016 Renault Koleos redesign
The 2016 Renault Koleos is expected to come completely redesigned. A second-generation model of this crossover was spotted in testing. According to the photos, we can see that new model is in advanced stage of development. However, testing mule is still almost completely camouflaged. On the other side, company keeps most of the details as secret, so it is hard to say something more precise about 2016 Koleos. Although camouflage hides a lot, some of design solutions can be seen. It terms of styling, new model will adopt company’s new design language, and we can already see a front fascia similar to Talisman’s one.
When it is about overall shape of the vehicle, it is clear that new model will be heavily based on its relative Nissan X-Trails. Both models will ride on the same platform and probably use a similar range of engines. The 2016 Renault Koleos will get completely new chassis. It will be made of light materials, so some weight savings are also expected. When it is about interior, pretty much all of the details are still unknown. We will have to wait for some more time to get some information.
2016 Renault Koleos engine
The exact details about engines for 2016 Renault Koleos are still unknown. However, we expect similar choice as for the X-Trail. Two engines that are pretty much for sure. There are 1.6 liter petrol with around 160 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque and 1.6 liter diesel unit, It is good for around 130 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque.
2016 Renault Koleos release date and price
It is still unknown when exactly 2016 Renault Koleos will come. According to some predictions, new model should come early next year. Base model is expected to cost between 25.000 and 30.000 dollars.