AEB, CarPlay now standard across the range

Update (20/4): Renault has confirmed the Koleos's new AEB system operates at speeds between 30-140km/h, and we've also amended the price list for the MY18 range. See bottom of article for details

Renault Australia has announced a 2018 upgrade for its Koleos SUV, with autonomous emergency braking and Apple CarPlay now fitted as standard to every variant.

The Koleos is the French brand's top-selling model – managing 332 registrations for the month of March and sitting at 739 year-to-date – and now is even more competitive against its rivals thanks to the addition of the potentially life-saving technology.

Dubbed Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Renault's radar-based AEB system works in two stages to mitigate, or reduce the impact of a collision. First is an audible and visual warning in the driver's cluster (forward collision warning), followed by automatic braking using the electronic stability control system.

Also bolstering the Koleos's equipment list is the standard fitment of Apple CarPlay to all variants, regardless of whether they feature the 7.0-inch or 8.7-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen infotainment systems.

Previously, only Android Auto was available on compatible systems.

The upgraded Renault Koleos range is available now, with pricing unchanged – the entry-level Life automatic is currently advertised for $29,990 drive-away.

2018 Renault Koleos pricing

  • Life 2WD (CVT) – $30,990 ($29,990 drive-away)
  • Zen 2WD (CVT) – $35,490 ($34,990 drive-away)
  • Zen 4WD (CVT) – $37,990 ($38,990 drive-away)
  • Intens 4WD (CVT) – $44,990 ($46,990 drive-away)
  • Diesel 4WD (CVT) – $47,490 ($49,990 drive-away)
  • Initiale 4WD (CVT) – $45,490 ($47,990 drive-away)

All prices exclude on-road costs unless otherwise stated.