2.0 litre diesel for Koleos
The Renault Koleos will available with a 130kW/380Nm turbo-diesel engine from next month, albeit only in a high-spec variant.
However, the Renault gets an array of standard gear (in line with the petrol-powered Koleos Intens), including:
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
- Advanced Emergency Braking
- Park Assist (hands-free parking)
- LED headlights
- Powered tailgate
- Electric panoramic sunroof
- BOSE audio system
- Leather upholstery
- Heated/ventilated front seats
The new engine joins the existing 126kW/226Nm 2.5 litre petrol unit available in the Renault Koleos, like the petrol, a CVT auto will be the only transmission offered.
While the diesel engine comes mounted exclusively to an all-wheel drive powertrain and also boasts extended service intervals of up to 30,000km or 12 months.
Claimed combined fuel consumption for the diesel is just 6.1L/100km.
Renault boss, Justin Hocevar, expects strong demand for the new offering.
“The Koleos has always been our top-selling model in Australia and with the arrival of a diesel engine to complete the line-up, there’s no question that Koleos will continue to go from strength to strength.
“It has the rugged, robust characteristics of an SUV wrapped in a stylish distinctive exterior, combined with interior refinement you’d expect from a more expensive, high-end vehicle.”
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