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Diesel engine for 2018 Renault Koleos

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.

Available from $46,990, the diesel starting point for the Renault SUV is significantly above the Koleos cousin, Nissan’s X-TRAIL, and that offering’s $35,490 starting price.

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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.

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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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