Renault introduced its first crossover a few years ago and it was the Koleos model. Since 2017, Koleos is a full-size SUV and it is a product of the Renault-Nissan cooperation. The upcoming 2019 Renault Koleos brings plenty of refreshments, even that the second-generation is basically all-new.
Koleos will arrive as a larger vehicle than its predecessor, the interior is modern and the exterior looks pretty unique. The performance is great as this is one capable SUV. According to speculations, there will be three new engines in the offer. It can fit up to seven persons and it is a five-door model. Moreover, the 2019 Koleos offers plenty of driver assistance amenities and all-wheel-drive setup.
2019 Renault Koleos exterior changes and upgrades
Except for the dimensional change, the upcoming 2019 Renault Koleos comes with no significant exterior changes and upgrades. Both longer and wider, Koleos sports a more modern and aggressive styling. The front part comes with a bulging hood with more muscles than before and the body lines are looking superb.
The LED strips and LED headlights are in the offer, and the front grille holds four vertical slats, along with the company’s emblem. The side profile adds more beautiful creases and lines that are connecting the headlights and the rear upper corner. The rear end features a traditional SUV-like styling with the short overhangs and swooping taillights
2019 Renault Koleos comfort is high with leather materials
The forthcoming 2019 Renault Koleos offers a simple but upscale interior. Many of you will agree that the interior is the Koleos’ strongest point. The comfort is great as the leather seats are included. Moreover, the leather materials are included in the rest of the cabin, mostly around the center console and the dashboard.
White contrast stitching is available as well, and the seats are available with the heating and cooling system. The interior is very easy to customize and it offers plenty of interior color schemes. The leather materials are available in brown, black and white colors and ambient lighting is providing an upscale feeling.
Amenities and safety system
Amenities such as navigation, Bose audio system, Bluetooth and R-Link2 infotainment system are all available too. The safety of this SUV is on the high level and it will get electronic and rollover stability control, adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, child lock and many airbags/curtains over the cabin.
2019 Renault Koleos engine options
As the latest news are suggesting, the 2019 Renault Koleos will get new drivetrain option. We are yet to find out what type of engines will French carmaker bring in the offer. However, the most likely outcome is borrowing engines from other company’s models, so 2.0-liter unit from Renault Kadjar is the most probable choice.
This unit produces up to 143 HP. A gasoline variant will be a 2.5-liter engine taken from the Nissan X-Trail model. This output generates 170 HP, and the 1.6-liter diesel is another speculated drivetrain that can burst 130 HP. All-wheel drive setup is optional and both manual and automatic transmissions are available.
2019 Renault Koleos price and release date
This full-size SUV will present a fresh start of Renault’s plan to enlarge the SUV lineup. The 2019 Renault Koleos will cost around $35,000 while the top-range Signature Nav model costs over $50,000. Expect to see Koleos SUV on the roads in the first quarter of 2019. The most of the rivals are models VW Tiguan, Nissan X-Trail, Toyota RAV4 and Audi Q5.