The Koleos was designed by Renault, developed by Nissan and manufactured in Renault Samsung Motors’ Busan plant in Korea alongside its Asian twin, the Samsung QM5. Based on the Nissan Qashqai platform, the Koleos will initially be offered with a 2.0 dCi Euro 4 diesel engine (M9R) which will be available in a choice of two power outputs, 150hp or 175hp.
Renault Koleos SUV
The dCi 150 HP motor can be ordered for either the 4×2 or 4×4 versions and mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic transmission. The 175hp version of the 2.0 dCi engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and all-wheel drive. When it goes on sale inEurope later on this year, the Koleos will compete against the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, VW Tiguan and the new Ford Kuga.