Renault has opted for a second but subtle facelift for its Koleos SUV. This facelifted model was showcased at the 2013 International Buenos Aires Motor Show. There are minor changes done on the exterior but the interior has got more added features now. Before this, the Koleos had undergone a major facelift in 2011. The most notable change is the front-grille done in a v-shape which holds a larger Renault logo. The bottom half at the front is untouched and so are the headlights. The wheels are new two-tone alloys with a twisted design and the side gains a chrome strip at the bottom.
The interiors has got more attention in this facelift. The Koleos will feature Renault’s R-Link multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen display and Bose audio system. The display will also play host to the reverse camera and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system. New leather upholstery is also on the list of added features. There is also the Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control functions. The Hill start function continues braking for a few seconds till the driver steps on the gas pedal at a slope, whereas the Hill Descent Control takes over command during steep descents and offers a more controlled drive.
The powerplants driving the Koleos will remain the same with two diesel options and one petrol engine. The diesel engine is a 2.0-litre, dCi engine with power options of 150 BHP and 175 BHP. The petrol engine is a 2.5-litre unit with an output of 170 BHP. The drivetrain options are a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed CVT automatic transmission. The Koleos is available in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations. The Renault Koleos was presented in 2008 and is sold in over 40 countries.