Redesigned two-tone wheels and a new chrome door strip join a new body colour – Ebony Brown – to complete the exterior changes.
Inside the refreshed cabin gains new trim options including gloss black, chrome and wood highlights, along with new leather upholstery and a new in-dash multimedia system.
Tied to Renault’s R-Link infotainment technology, the multimedia system features a console-mounted joystick, voice command function and seven-inch touchscreen display that acts as a single hub for the car’s satellite navigation, audio and vehicle information systems.
Along with Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming, the unit provides access to the Renault R-Link store offering a catalogue of more than 50 applications for owners to download.
Renault Australia says while the new Clio, due to arrive locally in quarter three, will debut the R-Link technology in Australia, it’s planned to be rolled out slowly across its range.
A new blind spot warning function has also been added as standard, while a reversing camera is now optional along with hill start assist and hill descent control.
The new Koleos will continue to be offered in front- and four-wheel drive, powered by a 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol and 110kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
Expect the new Renault Koleos on local shores in the fourth quarter of 2013, with pricing to be in-line with the current model that starts at $28,490.
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