Renault Koleos 1
Renault Koleos
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2008 - present
Class Compact SUV
Body Style 5 doors, 5 seats SUV
Length 4m 52
Width 1m 89
Height 1m 70
Wheelbase 2630mm
Weight 1539kg
Transmission 6 speed Manual
5 speed Automatic, FWD/AWD
Engine 2.5L 4 cylinder Petrol
2.0L dCI Turbo Diesel
Power N/A hp @ N/A rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar Peugeot 4007
Citroën C-Crosser
Designer Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)

The Renault Koleos is a compact SUV (J) which was first presented as a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2000, and then again in 2006 at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. The first-generation Koleos was designed by Renault and developed by Nissan, with the majority of the production coming from the Busan plant of Renault Samsung Motors. Facelifted versions of the Koleos were available in 2011 and 2013. A second generation was unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show and uses the Renault-Nissan Common Module Family (CMF-CD) modular platform.

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Recent ChangesEdit

The second generation Renault Koleos was unveiled at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show.

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Current Generation: (2008–present)Edit

Overview Edit

The Koleos is an addition to the Renault compact SUV market, after selling theScénic RX4 and the Kangoo, but it has never produced a true crossover SUV. A Koleos concept car was shown in the media as long ago as February 2000,The Koleos's body design is based on the Renault Koleos and Renault Egeusconcept cars. Some of the Koleos's competitors such as the Citroën C-Crosserand the Peugeot 4007 were also presented by the time it was launched. ADACof Germany awarded five stars to the Koleos in a crash-test done in 2008. In August 2010, the Koleos was withdrawn from the United Kingdom, due to poor sales of under 2,600 units.

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South Korea Edit

For the South Korean market, the Koleos is manufactured by Renault Samsung Motors (a subsidiary of Renault) at its Busan plant in South Korea and is sold as the Renault Samsung QM5 (H45).

India Edit

Koleos made its international debut in 2008 and this is the first facelift the vehicle has received since its launch. In the Indian market Renault produced its premium SUV Koleos on September 8, 2011. The popular Koleos registered a 51% YOY growth in the first half of 2011. It is currently being sold across five continents and in markets as diverse as Europe, North (Mexico) and South America and Asia Pacific. It will be available with a 2.0 dCi diesel engine with a maximum power output of 150 PS @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm at 2000 rpm.

Engines Edit

The range of engines:

Engine Displacement Power Top speed 0–100 km/h
2.5 L 16V 2488 cc 126 kW (171 PS; 169 bhp) 180 km/h (112 mph) 9.3 s
2.0 LdCi 1998 cc 110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp) 190 km/h (118 mph) 10.4 s
2.0 LdCi 1998 cc 129 kW (175 PS; 173 bhp) 200 km/h (124 mph) 9.8 s

Second generation: (2016-) Edit

A second generation of the Koleos was introduced at the 2016 Beijing Motor Show by Renault's chief Carlos Ghosn. Despite a wide-ranging rumour that the latest Renault SUV would be called the Maxthon, the company has instead decided to reinstate the Koleos name. The larger second-generation Koleos uses the Common Module Family (CMF-CD) modular platform developed jointly by Renault and Nissan and already used on similar vehicles as the third-generation Nissan X-Trail and the Renault Kadjar. In some versions the car has three drivetrain options: two-wheel drive, four-wheel-drive mode that adapts power and torque distribution between axles to improve traction and a standard four-wheel drive. As standard, the car has a 7-inch touchscreen, while higher trim levels have an infotainment system with a 8.7-inch touchscreen (called R-Link 2). Gearboxes are manual and automatic. According to Renault, sales will start on the third quarter of 2016 in some markets.


In Australia, the Koleos started its range in 2008 with a 4X2 petrol manual at $29,990 AUD with a 4X4, diesel, automatic option that came after. It was a sales success for Renault and it won Best Four Wheel Drive Under $45,000 awarded by Drive.

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  • 2008 Drive Best Four Wheel Drive Under $40,000

See AlsoEdit

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Renault-Nissan Alliance

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Military: Sherpa

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