New Renault Koleos SUV revealed

Renault's new large SUV will arrive in the UK next year, and is expected to cost from around £23,000...

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Darren Moss
21 Apr 2016 09:28 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Renault has released the first images of its new large SUV model, the Koleos.

The new car, which will be seen in public for the first time at the Beijing motor show next week, will go on sale in the UK next year with, with pricing expected to be from around £23,000. The Koleos will sit above Renault's other SUV offerings, the Kadjar and Captur.

Although Renault has yet to reveal more official details about the Koleos, we do know it will be based on the Nissan X-Trail SUV. Given that the X-Trail offers seven seats as standard, it's highly likely that the Koleos will as well.

This first picture also confirms that the Koleos will get the raised height and chunky styling preferred by SUV buyers, with a large central Renault badge at its front. Thin LED headlights and a prominent front grille can also be seen.

The current Koleos SUV is sold in markets outside of the UK, but hasn't been sold in this country since 2011, when it was axed due to poor sales.

New Renault Koleos SUV revealed

Another picture of the Koleos has revealed part of its leather interior. The Koleos is likely to offer an upmarket, luxurious interior in keeping with its premium SUV image. Key rivals for the car include the Nissan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander, Honda CR-V, and Kia Sportage.