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2016 Renault Koleos Spotted Testing Photo:
Tony O'Kane | Sep, 19 2014 | 1 Comment

Renault's all-new replacement for the seven year-old Koleos has been spied while out testing, wearing full (albeit shrouded in camouflage) bodywork.

Renault's now-familiar winged grille is a prominent feature of the new design, and echoes the front-end treament of the upcoming Captur compact SUV.

LED daytime running lamps will also ring each headlamp, but other details are hard to discern.

What's almost certain though, is that the Koleos' replacement will be based on the same chassis used by corporate cousin Nissan for its Qashqai small SUV, which will likely see the new Koleos shrink in size.

The current Koleos measures 4520mm long and 1690mm high wth a 2690mm wheelbase.

The Qashqai is much smaller by comparison, with an overall length of 4377mm, a height of 1595mm and a 2646mm wheelbase.

The naturally-aspirated 106kW 2.0 litre petrol engine of the Qashqai probably won't make the cut (a smaller-displacement turbo petrol is more likely for Renault), but the Qashqai's 96kW/320Nm 1.6 litre turbo diesel is a strong contender for the Koleos replacement.

As with the Qashqai, the next-gen Koleos may be offered in front wheel drive form only.

The Koleos' replacement is expected to make its motor show debut within 18 months, with local sales beginning sometime in 2016.

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