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2016 Renault Koleos set for Australian debut

By Kellie Buckley, 15 Jul 2016 Car News

Renault Koleos

Renault’s latest Australian push begins this month with the debut of its updated Koleos SUV.

Renault’s heavily updated Renault Koleos will make its global retail debut here in Australia in just two weeks’ time.

The move cements the French brand’s intent on gaining a larger share of the Aussie car market.

Priced from $29,990, the all-new mid-sized SUV is the firm’s most robust offering yet, sharing its chassis and engine configurations with the Nissan X-Trail as a result of the 17-year-old strategic partnership between the two manufacturers.

Details surrounding exact specifications heading the Aussie market remain scarce ahead of its

August 1 launch, but Renault has confirmed the all-new Koleos will be considerably larger than the outgoing model, offering increased space for passengers and cargo.

Renault Koleos

Expected with the update will be a list of technologically-advanced features, both in terms of electronic driver aids and in-car infotainment.

At the car’s world premiere in China earlier his year, Renault said the update car’s cabin “outclasses its rivals”.

The firm did confirm a 2.5-litre petrol engine matched to a continuously variable transmission will power the new mid-sized SUV and give it a maximum towing capacity of 2000kg.

Renault Australia said it’s particularly excited about the car’s imminent arrival and its potential to make a dent in Australia’s increasingly competitive SUV market.

“Australia is an important market for the new Koleos, which is why we are the first to launch it,” Renault Australia’s Mel Cross said.

“Renault has achieved the right blend of practicality and style and the new Koleos will be a well-priced and well-appointed vehicle.”