Renault, on their resurgence mission in India, earlier launched the Renault Fluence and now within a few months, the Renault Koleos SUV. Towards the end of 2012, the company plans to introduce atleast 5 cars in India and the Koleos is the second launch, which would be succeeded by three others. Renault India’s Managing Director Marc Nassif was present at the do to attend to the press. He said that the Koleos would actually make its debut in a few days in the Frankfurt show, however, they have actually launched it in India to give it an all new head up. The Koleos has got a 4×4 drivetrain and is an SUV in the true sense of the word.
Currently Renault has about 14 dealerships in India and the company is aiming to increase these numbers by atleast 40 by the end of 2011. By 2012, the company has plans to make it to a total of 100 dealerships. Hill Assist as also Hill Descent are part of the standard fare and there would be only one fully loaded variant. The 2.0 liter diesel engine in the Koleos makes a decent 150 Bhp of power and supporting it is the 320 Nm of torque coming in as low as 2000 rpm. An auto gearbox with 6 ratios in it is assigned the duties of shifting gears. The company has also put in keyless ignition, cooled glove box, dual zone climate control as also parking sensors and a high end Bose audio system. 6 airbags and various other electronic aids contribute to the active and passive safety. A best in class warranty of 4 years/80,000 kms is just the required topping on the French pizza. The Renault Koleos price is Rs 22,99,000/- ex-show room, Delhi. The delivery times for this SUV would start within 10 days from today. Get detailed Preview of the Renault Koleos.