Renault Koleos refreshed for 2010Extra kit makes Renault Koleos SUV better value

09 June 2009

Renault Koleos

There's only one model to choose from, but the latest Renault Koleos is well equipped 

Renault has updated its Koleos SUV to a new 2010 specification by adding extra equipment.

There is now just a single version of the Renault Koleos available in the UK. Badged Dynamique S, it comes with a 2.0-litre dCi turbodiesel engine and a four-wheel drive system based on that developed by Nissan for the X-Trail.

Though it seems unlikely many Koleos owners will choose to venture off-road in what is chiefly intended as a lifestyle vehicle, the Renault has been designed so it has better cross-country capability than the Nissan.

Exceptional equipment levels

Renault has designed the Koleos to offer MPV-style convenience, and this is reflected in the high-level of standard equipment. The current Dynamique S already offers climate control, keyless entry, heated folding mirrors, all-round parking sensors, roof rails and automatic lights and wipers.

The new version adds a seven-speaker Bose sound system, six-CD changer with MP3 compatibility, satellite navigation, Bluetooth and metallic paint.

Koleos is good value 

This impressive level of kit is complemented by a competitive asking price.

At £22,805, Renault is keen to point out the Koleos undercuts the top specification Ford Kuga Titanium turbodiesel and the off-road-orientated Volkswagen Tiguan Escape by £3,000 once the extra value of the added equipment is taken into account.

However, with CO2 emissions of 191g/km, the Koleos is a poorer environmental performer than both rivals.


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