Renault is revealing the new KOLEOS at the 2016 Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, the newest addition to its global portfolio. The new KOLEOS delivers all that is expected of a D-segment SUV and hallmarks Renault’s know how.
The new KOLEOS delivers a blend of robust SUV cues and the refinement and features associated with large saloon cars.
In addition to a package that positions the new KOLEOS as the reference of its class in terms of comfort and refinement, it completes Renault’s high-end range that now includes a large saloon car (Talisman) and a brand new D-SUV (new Koleos).
Commenting about the design, Laurens van den Acker – Renault Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, said:
The new KOLEOS completes the styling renaissance of the Renault range that began with the new Clio in 2012. As a designer, the challenge was to imagine an SUV that was not only elegant, but also modern and dynamic. To achieve this, we didn’t seek to dilute the traits that are traditionally associated with SUVs. Instead, we accentuated the segment’s familiar cues thanks to taut, powerful, horizontal lines, muscular haunches and high ground clearance. As a result, the new KOLEOS exudes an inner strength. It is every inch an SUV and every inch a Renault.’
The new KOLEOS is an SUV that packs all the styling cues and capabilities associated with the segment.
In keeping with the Renault design strategy introduced by Laurens van den Acker, the new KOLEOS is covered by design pillar ‘EXPLORE,’ which stands for robustness and a taste for adventure.
An elevated driving position offers excellent visibility. The tall, wide dashboard is intended to give driver and passenger a sense of safety and protection. The wide centre console ensures there is a comfortable distance between the driver and front passenger.
Unparalleled, user-friendly 4×4 technology
The new KOLEOS’ ALL MODE 4×4-i technology has already proven its capability in millions of Alliance vehicles around the world. The new KOLEOS’ 4×4 transmission also guarantees enhanced safety and stability by neutralising understeer and oversteer, and by optimising grip in difficult conditions.
Inspired by the Talisman
The styling similarities with the Talisman – Renault’s new large family saloon, coming to Qatar soon, that was recently awarded the Most Beautiful Car of the Year accolade at the 2016 Festival Automobile International in Paris, France – are immediately apparent, and with good reason. The exteriors of these two vehicles were designed in parallel by teams led by the same designer: Alexis Martot.
At the rear, Renault’s trademark style is again prominently on display. The wide, horizontal tail lights amplify the impression of width (1,840mm) and draw the eye to the Renault diamond logo on the tailgate. Chrome inserts set into the lower part of the rear bumper take the shape of twin exhaust tail pipes, a detail that is complementary with the KOLEOS’ overall exterior design.
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