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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