Renault Koleos Phase 2 arrives in NZ this month

October 12th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Renault’s new-look Koleos compact crossover arrives in NZ later this month with fresh styling and an updated equipment list.

The Koleos Phase 2 represents the first significant facelift for Renault’s inaugural compact SUV since it was originally launched in late 2008.

The Koleos is an important model in the NZ Renault range since the franchise was reinvigorated early this year. “The mix of models – 2WD and 4WD and both petrol and diesel engines has given the market a value for money choice,” said Stephen Kenchington, General Manager of Renault New Zealand.

The most popular model in NZ has been the 4WD Koleos with CVT transmission and standard leather upholstery and remains available as a free upgrade for $43,990.

Design changes on the Koleos Phase 2 include a revised interior and a new-look front-end that takes styling cues from Renault’s other Korean produced models, the Fluence and Latitude sedans. There’s a more rounded front bumper and all-new bonnet and front quarter panels that wrap around narrower headlights and a more traditional six-sided, three-bar chromed grille.

Inside, the Koleos will feature new seat upholsteries and interior trims, while the dashboard has been revised with a more contemporary instrument panel housing and lighting. Continue reading “Renault Koleos Phase 2 arrives in NZ this month” »