IAB Report – Renault Koleos facelift priced from INR 22.36-26.25 lakhs; Details inside

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014 - 10:16am IST

Ahead of its Indian premiere at the Auto Expo, prices and details of the refreshed Renault Koleos are available. The Koleos has not been a volume seller for the French carmaker in India. Hence, Renault hopes to increase sales of the crossover by introducing a cut-price entry-level variant.

Refreshed Renault Koleos studio images
Apart from the new grille, there are two new variants that are available on the refreshed Koleos.

Until now, the Koleos in India was available as a 4×4 only, that too with an automatic transmission. The facelifted model will see the addition of a 4×2 MT and a 4×4 MT variant apart from the 4×4 AT variant. All variants are powered by a 2.0-liter diesel engine, which for the first time will be assembled at Renault-Nissan’s Chennai plant.

While the 4×4 variants have their power and torque outputs at 173 PS and 360 Nm respectively, the 4×2 will only produce 150 PS and 320 Nm. Power is handled by a 6-speed manual transmission in the manual variants, and a 6-speed automatic transmission in the top-end variant.

The 4×2 will do 0-100 km/h in 11.5 seconds, the 4×4 MT will do it in 9.9 seconds while the AT does it in 11.9 seconds. The ARAI rated fuel economy stands at 17.15 km/l for the 4×2, 16.26 km/l for the 4×4 MT and 14.56 km/l for the 4×4 AT.

Refreshed Renault Koleos studio images interior
The Koleos will be available with a manual transmission and with 2WD as well.

In terms of features, the base model gets single-tone alloy wheels, while the 4x4s get dual-tone wheels. Other features that have been deleted on the 4×2 are the BOSE audio system, ESP, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, side and curtain airbags, electric seat adjustment and leather seats.

Renault Koleos Facelift Prices

  1. Renault Koleos 4×2 MT – INR 22.36 lakhs
  2. Renault Koleos 4×4 MT – INR 25.19 lakhs
  3. Renault Koleos 4×4 AT – INR 26.25 lakhs

[Note: Prices mentioned are ex-Showroom, Mumbai.]

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