2020 Renault Koleos Goes Under The Knife, Adds New Look, Engines And Tech

The second generation Renault Koleos has received a mid-cycle facelift, three years after production of the mid-size SUV kicked off.

Visual changes on the outside are very subtle and include a more prominent grille, larger skid plates and new chrome trim. In addition, the 2020MY Koleos gets standard Pure Vision LED headlights across the range, 3D effect taillights and a bigger brake light. The exterior updates are completed by the addition of the new Vintage Red metallic color and new two-tone alloy wheels.

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Moving on to the interior, you’ll find improved soft touch materials, revised trim inserts and two-stage reclining rear passenger seatbacks. Moreover, the R-Link2 infotainment system has been enhanced with the addition of the Apple CarPlay smartphone integration feature for iOS devices, which applies to the 7- and 8.7-inch screens. Renault also gave the facelifted Koles a new Automatic Emergency Braking system with Pedestrian Detection.

The engine lineup has been revised as well, with the French firm’s Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan X-Trail and Skoda Kodiaq rival now offering two new diesel engines. The 1.8-liter dCi pushes out 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque while the larger 2.0-liter unit produces 190 PS (187 hp / 140 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). Both of them are coupled to an X-Tronic CVT as standard with the bigger engine being offered with the All Mode 4×4-i all-wheel drive system.

Renault will kick off sales of the SUV next month, with first customer deliveries set for October. It will be available in the Iconic and GT-Line trim levels, with the base model featuring standard LED headlights, hands-free parking, reversing camera, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control and ambient lighting. Pricing will be announced in the coming weeks.


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  • Six_Tymes

    I really like this, I wish it was available in the states

    • MarketAndChurch

      Would make a nice Pathfinder.

      • Mr_Fanta_Pants

        It’s a fair bit smaller than Pathfinder. It’s based on the X-Trail.

        • Matt

          *Rogue for those in the US.

      • Six_Tymes

        turns out this might be what the new Rogue will be, I hope. Mid summer release next year

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    This version is a lot better but the Kolios doesn’t have the wow factor in the uk like the captur has I think for the next gen they need to change the name

  • ThatGuy

    They lost me again when they said X-Tronic(aka NIssan CVT) and Renault. Thye have a EDC anc that would be much better than the worst CVT in the Market.
    Thanks but no thanks

  • Melih Haboglu

    FRONT RADAR system is terrible.. all new but Fault radar and fault screen .. bad cvt

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