Re­nault Koleos ex­udes in­ner strength and stands out for fuel ef­fi­ciency

Muscat Daily - - AUTO NEWS -

An ath­letic pro­file, ro­bust front end, roomy seats, taut lines un­der­scored with chrome and CShape LED Day­time Run­ning Lights - Re­nault Koleos cap­tures ev­ery­one's at­ten­tion. With an as­sertive de­sign and im­mac­u­late fin­ish­ing, the SUV has been de­signed for your driv­ing plea­sure.

A spokesper­son for Re­nault Oman, from the house of Suhail Bah­wan Au­to­mo­biles (SBA), said, “Re­nault Koleos de­liv­ers a blend of ro­bust SUV cues and the re­fine­ment and fea­tures as­so­ci­ated with large sa­loon cars. The X-Tronic au­to­matic trans­mis­sion was cho­sen to meet the needs and ex­pec­ta­tions of driv- ers. Re­nault Koleos con­tin­ues to be a pre­ferred car for cus­tomers.”

Re­nault Koleos ex­udes an in­ner strength and stands out for its pow­er­ful, mus­cu­lar ex­te­rior lines, un­par­al­leled four-wheel drive tech­nol­ogy and all-ter­rain abil­ity, thanks to ground clear­ance of 210mm. Its record cabin space, the ex­ten­sive range of equip­ment it pro­poses and its care­fully ap­pointed in­te­rior po­si­tion Re­nault Koleos as a ref­er­ence in its class for com­fort and re­fine­ment.

In keep­ing with the Re­nault de­sign strat­egy, Re­nault Koleos is cov­ered by de­sign pil­lar ‘Ex- plore,’ which stands for ro­bust­ness and a taste for ad­ven­ture. It was the pur­suit of these qual­i­ties that in­spired Re­nault’s de­sign­ers to give Re­nault Koleos taut, pow­er­ful, mus­cu­lar lines. Re­nault Koleos fea­tures clas­sic SUV de­sign cues: Door pro­tec­tive mould­ings, large-di­am­e­ter twotones al­loy wheels with di­a­mond ef­fect and alu­minium roof bars.

A 2.5l petrol en­gine

The 2.5l petrol en­gine is an at­mo­spheric, four-cylin­der, 16valve pow­er­plant with dou­ble over­head camshafts. Power is 170hp (126kW) at 6,000rpm, with peak torque of 233Nm at 4,000rpm. Care was taken to min­imise fric­tion for en­hanced per­for­mance and op­ti­mised fuel con­sump­tion.

With 200Nm torque avail­able from as low as 1,800rpm, it is ex­tremely re­spon­sive at low and mid-range en­gine speeds and is par­tic­u­larly suited to tow­ing (up to two tonnes). It can be spec­i­fied with ei­ther two- or four­wheel drive and is ex­clu­sively cou­pled to the X-Tronic au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

Re­duc­ing fuel con­sump­tion

The X-Tronic au­to­matic trans­mis­sion was de­signed to en- hance driv­ing en­joy­ment and re­duce fuel con­sump­tion com­pared with con­ven­tional au­to­matic trans­mis­sions. Koleos’ X-Tronic trans­mis­sion per­forms like a multi-ra­tio au­to­matic when­ever the driver needs to ac­cel­er­ate briskly.

It en­sures seam­less gear shifts un­der ac­cel­er­a­tion by propos­ing an in­fi­nite num­ber of gears. It en­sures that en­gine revs and load are con­stantly op­ti­mised to de­liver en­hanced fuel con­sump­tion, ride com­fort and low noise lev­els when trav­el­ling at con­stant speeds. The driver has the op­tion to se­lect a sev­en­speed se­quen­tial mode to ben­e­fit

from en­gine brak­ing. X-Tronic trans­mis­sion pro­vides all the ben­e­fits of con­ven­tional au­to­matic trans­mis­sions with­out the down­sides.

Un­matched user-friendly 4x4 tech­nol­ogy

The all mode 4x4-i trans­mis­sion avail­able on the Koleos fea­tures tech­nol­ogy that has been proved on mil­lions of Al­liance ve­hi­cles world­wide. This all-wheel drive sys­tem per­ma­nently mon­i­tors grip lev­els to guar­an­tee op­ti­mal trac­tion in any con­di­tion.

Very easy to use, a con­trol switch sit­u­ated to the left of the steer­ing wheel en­ables the driver to se­lect one of the three modes: 2WD, 4WD Auto or 4WD Lock.

In ad­di­tion to re­in­forc­ing the Koleos’ off-road abil­ity, the all mode 4x4-i sys­tem de­liv­ers even more dy­namic per­for­mance, plus greater sta­bil­ity and en­hanced safety. The sen­sors per­ma­nently mon­i­tor both lon­gi­tu­di­nal and lat­eral ac­cel­er­a­tion, as well as yaw rates and steer­ing an­gles, to op­ti­mise front/rear torque split and thereby en­sure the most ef- fi­cient grip pos­si­ble, while also re­duc­ing un­der­steer or over­steer.

The stylish body colours and wheel de­signs se­lected for Koleos en­sure ele­gance. It is avail­able in seven metal­lic body colours in­clud­ing Ul­tra Sil­ver, Univer­sal White, Metal­lic Grey, Metal­lic Black, Min­eral Beige, Meis­sen Blue.

A pro­tec­tive in­te­rior

Koleos’ SUV genes are sim­i­larly promi­nent in­side the cabin. Redo­lent of com­fort, qual­ity and strength, its el­e­gant, pro­tec­tive in­te­rior is in per­fect har­mony with the model’s ex­te­rior lines.

An el­e­vated driv­ing po­si­tion of­fers ex­cel­lent vis­i­bil­ity. Com­pared to a tra­di­tional sedan, the Koleos’ driv­ing po­si­tion is 150mm higher, a re­as­sur­ing fea­ture that is highly prized by SUV buy­ers.

The tall, wide dash­board is in­tended to give driver and pas­sen­ger a sense of safety and pro­tec­tion. Hand grips on ei­ther side of the cen­tre con­sole echo the world of off-road mo­tor­ing while im­bu­ing the in­te­rior with a sporty feel.

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