The new 2016 Renault Koleos was recently seen being put through its paces in Europe. This new car will have the identical underpinnings as is found on the just launched Nissan Qashqai. Since both Renault and Nissan share a good relationship, it is not surprising that the new Koleos was tested along the Nissan Qashqai. It is also not surprising that the two vehicles resemble each other in more ways than one.
2016 Renault Koleos Engine Specs
For starters, both vehicles will have the same dimensions. The Koleos like the Qashqai is 4377 mm long and 1806 mm wide as well as 1595 mm tall. They also have the same wheelbase which is 2646 mm. chances are that both vehicles might also use the same engine such as the 1.6-liter turbo diesel engine and the 2.0-liter petrol 4-cylinder engine. Chances are that a 1.2-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine may be offered in place of the gasoline engine of your choice.
Beneath the bonnet the new Koleos will have the same normal petrol and diesel four cylinder engines. The company offers you a chance to choose between a six-speed manual transmission and the dual-clutch unit. A vast majority of models will also come with features that help to keep fuel consumption down to an acceptable limit. The company also plans to offer the two-wheel drive and four wheels drive variants.
2016 Renault Koleos Exterior and Interior
The new 2016 Renault Koleos will also have the same styling as is found on other Renault vehicles. The new Koleos SUV will have a strong design in front. It will also have LED daytime running lights and the bonnet will also have strong lines over the headlights. The profile of the new Koleos is not at all awkward even with a very square roof and regular SUV proportions. The outside sees an elevated ride height and the body panels are also very sculpted. At the back, the Koleos will share many of the same features as are found on the Clio. In particular, the two vehicles have the same kind of taillight clusters.
The new 2016 Renault Koleos will also look better than the present crop of Renault vehicles. There are reports that suggest that this car will use the same platform as is used on the Nissan X-Trail. However, the new Koleos will not look as boxy as the earlier models and this is being done to make the car look like a genuine crossover vehicle. Even so, it will still retain a few MPV characteristics. The Koleos will however be bigger. This is being done to ensure that it does not look too much like the Captur, which is a smaller crossover vehicle.
On the inside, there will be a digital dashboard. The instrument cluster is also new and comprises of both analog as well as digital features. The dashboard has also been redesigned.
2016 Renault Koleos Release Date and Price
The original Koleos was introduced into the market way back in 2008 and unfortunately this model did not do too well because it did not look exclusive enough for an SUV model. The 2016 Renault Koleos will be launched in 2016. The company has not said anything about what its price will be.