Renault India, launched the new face lifted Koleos SUV in the Indian market at the Star Guild Awards in India. The key to the new Koleos was handed over by Mr. Sumit Sawhney- Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault in India to Mr. Salman Khan at the recently held award function. The SUV was unveiled by Bollywood actor Salman Khan who is also the first owner of the new Koleos.
The facelifted Koleos now wears the new global Renault design language – Drive the Change. The SUV comes with an imposing new chrome front grille with the large diamond shaped logo in the centre, chrome side protectors, silver satin roof rails, LED equipped indicators on door mirrors and new 17 inch two tone alloy wheels.
The Koleos is now offered in three variants, 4×2 MT, 4×4 MT and 4×4 AT. The French car maker has added a new manual gear box option which is available on both the 4×2 & 4×4 drivetrains. The Koleos is powered by a new 2.0 dCi diesel engine which develops max power of 173 PS@3750 RPM (earlier model produced 150Ps) and max torque of 320 NM @2000 RPM. The automatic variant gets a new 6 speed gear box while the manual variants come with a 6 speed gear box.
The new Koleos offers a class leading fuel efficiency of 17.15 kmpl in 4X2 manual option, 16.26 kmpl in 4X4 manual option and 14.56 kmpl in 4X4 automatic transmission.
The Koleos is packed with comfort enhancing features like dual zone automatic air conditioning with rear vents, state-of-the-art Bose® Energy Efficient Series sound system, powered driver & passenger seats, ingenious & modular storage options, split tail gate, Rain sensing wipers and Dusk sensing head lamps. Hill Start Assistance with Hill Descent Controls, six airbags, ESP ® and a EURO NCAP 5 Star Rating makes the SUV one of the safest vehicle in its class.
The face lifted Koleos is priced at Rs. 22,32,999 – 4X2 manual, Rs. 25,13,999 4X4 manual and Rs. 26,18,999 4X4 automatic transmission – all prices are ex-showroom Delhi. With new lower priced variants on offer, Renault is looking at bigger numbers from the Koleos. The SUV will have to battle the new Santa Fe which will also be available in similar variants and will be priced aggressively. [Click here to read more about the Santa Fe (brochure leaked) ]
Many auto manufacturers are betting on the style icon to market their products. Salman Khan was also the first to buy the new Audi RS7 in India and unveiled Suzuki two wheelers, Inazuma, Gixxer and Let’s scooter earlier this month.
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