Test drive the 2018-2019 Renault Koleos crossover



Even after a slight restyling of any car makes such an impression, as if he had “grown up”.
That’s right – a bright and confident in yourself – looks 2018-2019 Renault Koleos th model year.
With the new false radiator grille crossover looks much more expressive.
High ground clearance adds to the driver confidence in the capabilities of the machine.
At the same time, flowing body lines and rounded lights indicate, rather, on the quiet nature reliable family car.
Confirmation of this find inside the 2018-2019 Renault Koleos.
We can not say that there is in the interior of a luxury, but overall the quality blows.
The front panel is in the cabin pleases the eye with smooth lines and a high-quality plastic.




Torpedo dark color decorated decorative inserts with the “metal” tone.
The driver in the car would be convenient, high ceiling allows to fix the seat in the highest position, so you get excellent visibility and full control over the car.
With such a landing parking sensors, which are available at the front and rear, are rather optional than essentials equipment.
On the center console, all controls are arranged in a logical order – a slot for a key card and engine start button, the choice of drive modes, audio, 2-zone climate control and a monochrome display of the onboard computer.



2018-2019 Renault Koleos Crossover can be called a model of practicality.
In the car, just huge glove box sizes, which, moreover, is cooled, another box is located in the armrest, a drawer under the front passenger seat, capacious pockets in the doors, and even has a hidden niche in the floor in the rear.
The very same car interior transformed a slight movement of the hand, while there are many variations.
If necessary, the machine can carry loads of up to two and a half meters.
Incidentally, 2018-2019 Renault Koleos is convenient to load and bulky items, and tailgate the tailgate can withstand loads up to 200 kg.



The fact that the crossover is focused on the family can be argued not only through the spacious interior, but also looking at the equipment of the rear seat row.
Here you will find passenger folding tables, curtains on the windows, a wide armrest with cupholders, personal vents supplying air to the racks, as well as adjust the tilt of the seat backs.
As already mentioned, the car interior is very spacious, with a flat floor rear allows you to conveniently stay in there three riders.
The passengers of a back row, no doubt, appreciate the comfort on the move thanks to the fantastic energy-intensive suspension, which perfectly dampens shocks on any irregularities.
During the movement of the crossover behaves appeasably and confidently.



Tandem petrol power unit volume of 2.5 liters capacity of 171 horsepower and a continuously variable transmission 2018-2019 Renault Koleos delivers smooth acceleration throughout the rev range.
“Elastic” engine easily spins up to 6 ti thousand revolutions, but to go to the crossover in the so-called operation “pedal to the floor” desire does not arise.
In principle, this engine is quite spirited, but all its power can be assessed for real, perhaps only in a pair with a manual transmission, because the variable speed fast start with a squeal of rubber simply will not work.
The car is characterized by a quite decent dynamics and predictable behavior on the road.



Thanks to the excellent handling and good feedback on the wheel speed of the car is not there.
2018-2019 Renault Koleos crossover is good even at high speeds, despite its high body, it perfectly holds the set trajectory.
And in order to always remain a law-abiding driver, and not to go beyond legal speeds, better use of electronic assistants.
Of course, the model is equipped with a speed limiter, which is very convenient in the city, because it allows you to maintain the maximum correct speed without any tension.



2018-2019 Renault Koleos wheel drive system has 3 modes – monoprivodnom when torque is fully transmitted to the front axle automatically when the system independently redistributes torque between axles depending on the slip of wheels, and «Lock» mode when the clutch is blocked and on each axle arrives 50 percent of the torque.
The algorithm of the 2018-2019 Renault Koleos wheel drive is such that the vehicle provides full flexibility.
He simultaneously works well both on pavement and off-road.
High ground clearance – 206 mm – and minimal overhangs give the driver confidence when driving over rough terrain.













Impressive numbers, which are claimed by the French automaker – front corner of overcoming obstacles is 27 -th degrees and back 31-th degree.
So, thanks to shorter overhangs, high ground clearance and center differential lock, 2018-2019 Renault Koleos shows very good opportunities on the roads than he, by the way, compares favorably with most crossovers.
Note that in the Russian car is available in five variants of equipment – Dynamique, Dynamique Confort, Expression, Bose Edition and Luxe Privilege.
Engine is represented only one – the 171-strong petrol and in addition stepless variator is available yet, and 6 A range “mechanics”.
The cheapest version of the 2018-2019 Renault Koleos crossover customers will cost 999 000 rubles, and for the maximum configuration is necessary to lay out the order of 1.282 million rubles.