India-bound 2016 Renault Koleos seen in Australia

02/08/2016 - 09:25 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

Expected to launch in India by end-2017.

Last month, Renault announced the 2016 Renault Koleos for Australia and announced that the second generation model will reach showrooms on 1 August, 2016. These images from IAB reader Benedict Pentony give a closer look at the 2016 Renault Koleos in its Australian spec.

2016 Renault Koleos front three quarters Australia
The 2016 Renault Koleos is available in three trim levels in Australia: Life, Zen and Intens.

The Renault Koleos is available in Australia in three trim levels: Life, Zen and Intens, although only the latter two are currently listed on the website and in the brochure. The Koleos Life is front-wheel drive, the Koleos Zen can be specified as a 4x2 or a 4x4, while the range-topping Intens grade has an all-wheel drive system as standard.

The AU-spec 2016 Renault Koleos measures 4,672 mm in length, 1,843 mm in width (mirrors folded) and 1,678 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,705 mm and a ground clearance of 210 mm. It is powered by a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 126 kW (168.90 hp) at 6,000 rpm and 226 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. It's paired to the X-tronic CVT automatic transmission as standard; there's no option for a manual transmission.

2016 Renault Koleos rear Australia
The AU-spec 2016 Renault Koleos is powered by a 126 kW (168.90 hp) 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.

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The second generation Renault Koleos is expected to be launched in India by the end of 2017. The previous generation model is sourced in CKD form and assembled at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai. The same should be the strategy for the all-new model to keep the pricing competitive.

2016 Renault Koleos - Prices (Australia, excluding on-road costs)

2016 Renault Koleos Life 4x2 - AU$29,990 (INR 15,19,764.9)
2016 Renault Koleos Zen 4x2 - AU$33,990 (INR 17,22,467.79)
2016 Renault Koleos Zen 4x4 - AU$36,490 (INR 18,49,157.09)
2016 Renault Koleos Intens 4x4 - AU$43,490 (INR 22,03,887.15)

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