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Upcoming Renault Koleos unveiled through leaked pictures

Upcoming Renault Koleos unveiled through leaked pictures
Ninad Ambre Ninad Ambre Thursday 21 April 2016, 14:53 PM

The Renault Koleos is due for a replacement and its successor will be officially unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show next week. However, thanks to a Chinese forum, the pictures of the production version have been leaked revealing the appearance of the car.

From the fascia it is clearly evident that the much-awaited Koleos replacement looks similar to the Talisman series. The chrome grille extends towards the headlamps with DRLs, while the rear boasts of new wraparound tail lamps with LED units. The high ground clearance complements the butch stance of the SUV. The interior has not been revealed yet, but it would interesting to see if Renault will introduce a new digital instrument cluster and the big portrait-style touchscreen paired with the R-Link 2 infotainment system.

The new Koleos rides on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Common Module Family (CMF) platform. It shares its underpinnings with the Nissan X-Trail and will be bigger than the X-Trail. Both the cars have the same 2,705mm wheelbase, but the Koleos is longer at 4,672mm than the X-Trail, which has a length of 4,641mm. As against the X-Trail, which is 1,820mm wide, the new Koleos will be wider at 1,843mm.

Renault will offer the Koleos in two petrol trims for the Chinese market. It will be offered in both - FWD and AWD layouts. There will be a 150bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder mill and a 186bhp 2.5-litre unit. The transmission options include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.

The carmaker recently kicked off with the promotions of the upcoming Koleos. So we can expect more information to be revealed in the coming week, before the car makes its debut at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show.

 

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