Renault has added a diesel engine to its top-selling Koleos medium SUV, just over 12 months after introducing the current model
As with the rest of the Koleos range, the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel unit engine comes from Nissan’s related X-Trail SUV and produces 130kW and 380Nm with a CVT automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard.
The single-specification Koleos diesel will be priced from $46,990 before on-road costs, with standard equipment equivalent to that of the range-topping Koleos Intens, including seating for five.
Standard features include LED headlights with auto high beam, hands free parking, hands-free tailgate, panoramic sunroof, 12-speaker Bose stereo and leather heated and ventilated front seats.
The list of standard safety features includes autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and forward collision warning, with hands-free semi-automated parking also included.
Fuel consumption for the more frugal diesel is rated at 6.1 l/100km, helped in part by automatic engine start/stop, compared to 8.3 l/100km for the petrol version.
The new Renault Koleos Diesel goes on sale in Australia from September.
Koleos Life petrol 2WD - $29,990
Koleos Zen petrol 2WD - $33,990
Koleos Zen petrol 4WD - $36,490
Koleos Intens petrol 4WD - $43,490
Koleos Diesel 4WD - $46,990
Manufacturer's list price exluding on-road costs.
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