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New Renault Koleos 2020 pricing and specs confirmed: Diesel dropped in facelifted SUV range

The Koleos was available with a 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, but it is no more.

Renault Australia has reshuffled its Koleos line-up as part of a mid-life facelift that is now in showrooms, raising entry-level pricing by $1500 and removing the sole diesel variant.

A Renault Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide that “the deletion of diesel from the range is part of the ongoing process of simplifying the Renault line-up in Australia and ensuring the products we have on offer are relevant to the Australian market”.

“The current figures for diesel sales in this segment have been declining and did not justify a release of the diesel model for 2020,” they added.

As such, the new four-variant Koleos range is exclusively powered by a 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The Life now opens the line-up from $32,490 plus on-road costs, while the mid-range Zen has jumped in price by $500, to $35,990. Both grades are exclusively front-wheel drive following the deletion of the latter’s part-time all-wheel-drive variant.

Seven paintwork options are available (Millesim Red, Meissen Blue, Black, Grey, Mineral Beige, Universal White and Solid White). Seven paintwork options are available (Millesim Red, Meissen Blue, Black, Grey, Mineral Beige, Universal White and Solid White).

Conversely, the flagship Intens grade is now offered in FWD guise for $42,990, while its carryover AWD form is $500 cheaper, at $45,490.

As reported, the Koleos facelift ushers in a more pronounced grille, LED foglights, tweaked bumpers, larger front and rear skid plates, redesigned alloy wheels and extra chrome trim.

Inside, the Koleos picks up an updated R-Link 2 multimedia system, while its USB ports have been relocated in front of the gear selector.

Standard equipment in the Life includes C-shaped LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a horizontal 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 7.0-inch multi-function display, dual-zone climate control and cooled front cupholders.

Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, cruise control, a manual speed limiter, hill-start assist, tyre pressure monitoring, a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.

Inside, the Koleos picks up an updated R-Link 2 multimedia system. Inside, the Koleos picks up an updated R-Link 2 multimedia system.

The Zen adds 18-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, satellite navigation with live traffic, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leatherette upholstery, blind-spot monitoring and front and side parking sensors.

The Intens also includes two-tone 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, a power-operated tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, a vertical 8.7-inch touchscreen, an 11-speaker Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, park assist and high-beam assist.

Seven paintwork options are available (Millesim Red, Meissen Blue, Black, Grey, Mineral Beige, Universal White and Solid White).

The Mazda CX-5-rivalling Koleos comes with a five-year/unlimited-kilometre and five years of roadside assistance.

Service intervals are every 12 months of 30,000km, whichever comes first. The first five visits cost $2715 combined under Renault Australia’s capped-price plan.

2020 Renault Koleos list pricing before on-road costs:

ModelPrice
Life FWD – automatic$32,490
Zen FWD – automatic$35,990
Intens FWD – automatic $42,990
Intens AWD – automatic$45,490
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