At the Renault Fluence media drive yesterday in Pondicherry, a Renault India representative said they have been carrying out testing of the Koleos in India for "a while now." The camouflage on the mules is very little with just pieces of duct tape stuck to the badges and logo. Sharing underpinnings with the Nissan X-Trail, the Koleos is equipped with a bigger 2.0-liter diesel engine producing about 150PS power. This will be the company's second and last launch for 2011.
Renault will bring the Duster, the second SUV to its portfolio, next year at the sub-10 lakh price point. The Duster is based on the Logan (Mahindra Verito) platform, a no-frills car that will lock horns with the Mahindra Scorpio.