Just before the Indian Auto Expo, Renault India has finally unveiled its all-new 2014 Renault Koleos through its facebook page. The new Koleos offers, a total three variants- 4x2 MT, 4x4 MT, and 4x4 AT, priced at INR 22.33 lakhs, INR 25.14 lakhs and INR 26.19 lakhs, respectively (ex.-showroom, Delhi).
Launched in 2011, the Koleos came to India in a single '4X4' version with an automatic transmission. But in this 2014 model, apart from the out-going 4X4 AT, Koleos now offers two much-needed variants- 4×2 MT and a 4×4 MT.
Earlier, Koleos used to arrive via the CBU route in the country but now it will be assembeled at Renault-Nissan's Chennai facility.
Talking about the features, the base model gets single-tone alloy wheels, while the 4x4s get dual-tone wheels. Other features that are absent on the 4×2 version are the BOSE audio system, ESP, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, side and curtain airbags, electric seat adjustment and leather seats.
The Koleos is powered by the same 2.0-litre diesel engine coupled to a six-speed manual transmission, that churns out a maximum power output of 150 bhp and 320 nm of peak torque. The other two AWD versions get the same engine, tuned appreciably well in order to offer more power output. Both produce 171 bhp of top power and 360 nm of peak torque, while the power is transmitted to all four wheels via a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission.
The 4X4 automatic version returns a fuel efficiency of 17.25 kmpl. While the manual 4WD version delivers 16.26 kmpl of mileage and its automatic mate offers a fuel economy of 14.56 kmpl.