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Renault Koleos 2019 revealed, confirmed for Australia

While there are no huge design changes here, Renault says the updated Koleos has a “more assertive presence”.

Renault Australia has confirmed that its facelifted Koleos medium SUV, which features tweaked exterior styling and technology upgrades, will hit Australian showrooms before year's end.

In overseas markets, the vehicle will be offered with two new diesel powertrains, however, Renault's local wing will instead carry on with the current 26kW/226Nm 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine and 130kW/380Nm turbo-diesel mill.
 

The rear-end of the updated Koleos features new chrome trim pieces and a larger skid plate. The rear-end of the updated Koleos features new chrome trim pieces and a larger skid plate.

Changes to styling include a new LED headlight signature, a more prominent grille, new chrome trim pieces, larger skid plates and redesigned tail-lights.

The update also sees new two-tone alloy wheels, and a Vintage Red metallic paint option.

On this inside, Renault engineers have set out to improve passenger comfort with new soft touch materials, revised satin trim inserts, and two-stage reclining seats for the rear pew. 

Carrying over are 7.0- and 8.7-inch multimedia screen options, which now support a full-screen version of Apply CarPlay.

The Renault's portrait-oriented infotainment display now supports a full-screen version of Apple CarPlay. The Renault's portrait-oriented infotainment display now supports a full-screen version of Apple CarPlay.

In European markets, the vehicle will come standard with adaptive cruise control, dual zone climate control, keyless entry, ambient interior lighting, park assist and a reversing camera

Local pricing and specifications have yet to be confirmed, however, a big departure from the current line-up is unlikely.

At the moment, six Koleos variants are available, starting with the Life 4x2 ($29,990), followed by the Zen 4x2 ($33,990), Zen 4x4 ($36,490), Intens 4x4 ($43,490), Diesel 4x4 ($46,990) and the flagship Initialie 4x4 ($49,990).

What would it take for the Renault Koleos to compete with big players like the Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Rav4? Let us know in the comments.