You are here
£30,145 when new
The Koleos is a big crossover. Not Renault’s thing, right? No, but you can see why Renault was tempted to do one. It’s doing well with its other crossovers. The small but roomy Captur is the company’s best-selling car in the UK, and the Kadjar is level-pegging with the Clio. Big cars are potentially profitable. And it was easy-peasy to bring us the Koleos. It uses a Renault-Nissan modular platform similar to what’s beneath the Nissan X-Trail. And Renault has partners in Korea and China. The Koleos sold in Europe is made in Korea, where it sells as the Samsung Motors QM6. For you completists, the Chinese version is built by Renault-Dongfeng. Korea? China? Why are you telling me this in a UK road test? Because in both those countries, big rear-seat space matters. So the Koleos is a wide and generous five-seater. Many of its rivals have seven. New ones are Volkswagen’s LWB Tiguan and Peugeot’s 5008. Existing ones include the Skoda Kodiaq, Nissan X-Trail, Hyundai Santa Fe, Kia Sorento, Mitsubishi Outlander. All with seven as standard or optional.