I’m not sure what I was expecting from a Renault, but the Koleos beat those expectations. It’s a smooth drive with little effort required from your foot on the accelerator, thanks to the 2.5-litre petrol engine. It gets up hills quickly and doesn’t feel heavy on the take-off for this size car.
It was raining all week and I had no issues with the way it handled. The Koleos Zen is a 2WD but there are AWD versions in the range if that’s what you’re after. Even with the rain, I had no complaints about traction on the road.
It has a decent reverse parking camera and parking is fine as long as you allow for the length of the car.