Renault Koleos successor illustrated by print media – Rendering
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Expected to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
A couple of renders of the Renault Koleos successor (codename – Renault HZG/Renault HZJ) by Quattroruote magazine has surfaced online, giving a better look at the final design of the Nissan X-Trail-based crossover. It is expected to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The 7-seat Koleos replacement will feature the company’s latest design philosophy that influences the Renault Espace, Renault Talisman and the Renault Megane. The rear-end has a shark-fin antenna, roof-mounted spoiler, and Talisman-like C-Shaped LED taillamps.
The magazine snippet speculates that the next generation crossover will measure 5 meters in overall length, which is longer than the Renault Kadjar (4.45 m). It will not only ride on the Nissan X-Trail’s CMF platform, but also share engines with its Japanese cousin. Reports suggest that the engine lineup could include the 1.6 TCe 150 hp and 200 hp petrol engines, 1.5 dCi 110hp, and a 1.6 dCi with 130 hp or 160 hp.
As for the Indian market, Renault India has not confirmed plans of selling the Koleos’s successor. Instead, they will introduce the Duster-based Renault Grand Captur, which will offer contemporary Renault styling and 7 seats to rival the Mahindra XUV500.
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