French know how to design their cars and the best example is of the Renault Koleos. This is a premium and compact SUV from the Renault stable that does stand out in its design, styling and appeal.

The interiors of the Koleos are decent and even the seating is comfortable. The Koleos is a good vehicle for long distance journeys. Renault Koleos has undergone a minor change and the new Koleos gets black trim leather for the seats. The Koleos comes loaded with several features and one of the most spoken is the Bose music system.

The quality of materials used, the fit and finish of the plastic is high quality and there has been no compromise whatsoever. The Koleos can comfortably seat four people. The front row seats are large and extremely comfortable. The Koleos has both the front row seats that are electrically adjustable, compared to the previous Koleos that only had this feature for the driver's seat. There is a rear seat control for the AC vents and the vents are mounted on the B-pillar. The boot of the Koleos is a split tail gate and it is extremely large to carry weekend luggage.

The Koleos is available with the same 2.0 litre dCi engine, but the power ratings have now been changed. It now produces 171 bhp of power and 360 Nm of torque- an increase of about 20bhp and 20Nm. There are different transmission options that are available too. It has a manual transmission on offer as well and even a 4x2 on the manual. The handling of the Koleos is just fine despite its ground clearance. The steering wheel is also light and not so tiring even on long drives. The Koleos now also has hill descent control and ESP as added features on it.

Diesel Variants:

Koleos 4x2 MT

Koleos 4x4 MT

Koeleos 4x4 AT

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
23.95 Lakhs Get on road price
27.23 Lakhs Get on road price
28.15 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict

The French carmaker, Renault’s SUV, the Koleos underwent a facelift and it is offered in both the automatic and manual variants. It bears a strong resemblance to its best-selling sibling the Duster. The updated version features good styling, neat interiors, and a performing engine. It rides well on any road condition. But its high price is close to competitor luxury carmakers base variant price which is a dampener. The Koleos didn’t do well the first time round, but the updated version and with the Duster giving Renault a name in India, the Renault Koleos can ride on that wave and make a mark.