Renault Koleos (2008–2010)
Similar suspension to X-Trail. Ground clearance of 188mm and approach and departure angles of 27 and 31 degrees. Four wheel drive torque split between front and rear is automatically calculated as a function of available grip. Normally, front drive only. If less grip available, up to 50 per cent of torque is transferred to the rear. Front-rear split is ensured by an electronic coupler and controlled by 'All mode 4x4-i' system developed by Nissan for the New X-Trail.
Hill Start Assist is automatically activated on gradients of more than 10 per cent preventing the vehicle slipping back down the slope and does away with the need for the driver to switch rapidly from brake pedal to accelerator. Hill Descent Control is activated via a button mounted on the central fascia and automatically holds the vehicle's speed at a maximum of 4mph on downhill gradients of 10 per cent or more without requiring the brakes. Works in reverse too. Also be available with two-wheel drive at a £1,000 saving.
Split-opening, 'clamshell'-type tailgate. The upper part of the hatch permits access to the boot in cramped spaces and allows items of more than one metre width to be carried. When lowered, the bottom part of the tailgate allows loading of long items and serves as a handy seat for two adults (up to 200kg) when parked. Boot aperture of 1.07m is amongst the widest in its class.
‘Super-fold’ seat system enables the 60/40-split rear seat to be folded simply by the flick of a switch in the boot. Floor becomes entirely flat to further facilitate loading. Boot volume of 450 litres extends to 1,380 litres with rear seat has been folded. Back of front passenger seat can also be folded down to form a table or permit the transport of items of up to 2.60m in length.
Two types of Alliance engines in the UK. The latest-generation 2.0 dCi Euro 4 diesel engine (M9R) is available in a choice of two power outputs, 150hp or 175hp. The 2.0 dCi engine is available with a broad, useful rev band, with peak torque of either 320 or 360Nm (depending on version) available from low engine speeds. The dCi 150 can be ordered for either the 4x2 or 4x4 versions and mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission. The 175hp version of the 2.0 dCi engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive.
- Koleos Dynamique dCi 150 2x4 6-spd manual £17,995
- Koleos Dynamique dCi 150 4x4 6-spd manual £18,995
- Koleos Dynamique S dCi 150 2x4 6-spd manual £19,495
- Koleos Dynamique S dCi 150 2x4 6-spd manual £20,495
- Koleos Dynamique S dCi 150 2x4 6-spd automatic £21,495
- Koleos Privilege dCi 150 4x4 6-spd manual £23,495
- Koleos Privilege dCi 150 4x4 6-spd automatic £24,495
- Koleos Privilege dCi 175 4x4 6-spd manual £24,695
New specification Koleos Dynamique S available to order. New extra equipment with BOSE® sound system, 3D full colour satellite navigation, Bluetooth and metallic paint. Priced at £22,805.
The Dynamique S 2.0 dCi 150 4x4 already featured equipment such as climate control, Renault hands free key card, electrically heated and folding door mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, roof rails and automatic lights and wipers. Additional equipment for 2010 includes a BOSE® sound system that includes a digital amplifier, seven loudspeakers and a sub-woofer, a six-CD/MP3-compatabile multi-changer, 3D Satellite Navigation with a 16/9, seven-inch screen and DVD atlas, hands-free Bluetooth® telephone link and metallic paint.