|Bold front with bi-xenon light and fixed cornering lights|
Many of you that know me will also know the current car i am driving and my desire to get a truck. While it is good to dream, it never hurt to wish too ;-)
|Contemporary rear adds to the dynamic stance|
|Command Centre with the Cminat TomTom Navigation system at the (in-dash, Top) and the control below the gear shifter (toggle/joystick style, Bottom)|
|Nothing impressive until...|
|The whole boot opens up. Swallowing you up, literally|
|How many bicycles can it fit?|
|The French and their Space|
passenger seat, as well as two lidded five-litre cubbies set into the floor. The rear part of the central armrest incorporates stowage space and can-holders, while the underfloor stowage space in the boot amounts to 28 litres. Rear passengers benefits from folding tables - complete with cup-holder - mounted on the front seat backs.What you will do with these space is for your own imagination; just do not forget what you put, and where.
The Renault Koleos has a high ground clearance. The manufacturer claimed that it will not effect the car handling and mentioned that it will drive like a car with MacPherson-type front suspension combines with the independent multi link rear promises a firm and comfortable ride. Being an All-Wheel Drive vehicle, It has three-mode of "drive": Auto, LOCK or 2WD. Despite its higher ground clearance, New Koleos handles more like a saloon car but benefits from the additional active safety of all-wheel drive. Three ‘drive’ modes can be selected: Auto, LOCK or 2WD: 8 Auto mode, front/rear torque split is automatically calculated as a function of available grip. In LOCK mode: the driver only has to flick a switch on the dashboard to electronically lock the transmission in 4x4 mode for travelling on roads where grip is required such as gravel, muddy or dirt road. This mode directs 50 percent of torque to the rear wheels. In 2WD mode: the transmission can be locked in two-wheel drive mode. In normal conditions, torque is delivered to the front wheels only. Should less grip become available, or in conditions where traction is difficult, some of the torque is diverted to the rear. In extreme conditions, torque is shared equally between the front and rear wheels. When pulling away from standstill, the system delivers engine torque to all four wheels. Torque-split is ensured by an electronic coupler which is controlled by the Nissan-developed ‘All mode 4x4-i’ system.
Where safety are concerned, potential owner will be happy to know that the Renault Koleos has a 5-stars Euro NCAP rating.Equipped with a 320mm diameter front discs and 292mm rear discs bring Koleos to a standstill from 100kph in just 41 metres. In emergency situations, when taking avoidance action or when grip is lost, Renault Koleos drivers can count on ABS with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist. Standard include 6-airbags and anti-whiplash seats to protect even the rear passengers in event of rear-collision.
Priced at RM223,810.70 without insurance, this Crossover certainly is at the premium price.
Here are some photos taken during the launch. I admit that i did not get all the photos i needed, hopefully, i will get a chance to test drive one for a day or two to fully experience the full features.