2020 Renault Koleos: Diesel option axed

Pricing for the facelifted Koleos will kick off at $32,490 before on-road costs.
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Renault has removed the diesel engine option for its Koleos SUV, while the cost of entry has risen by $1500 at the bottom end of the range.

Along with the diesel-free range, the 2020 Koleos has been treated to a minor styling update with updated chrome trim pieces, new alloy wheels, fresh skid plates, and LED fog lamps. A new red colour rounds out the changes.

The entry point to Koleos ownership is the Life, priced from $32,490 before on-road costs. As before, the base model gets safety equipment like autonomous emergency braking and lane-departure warning, while the interior is home to a 7.0-inch R-Link infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Dual-zone climate control, automatic headlamps and wipers, and 17-inch alloy wheels are all standard on the base model.

Moving to the mid-spec Zen ($35,990 before on-road costs) gets you 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats trimmed in leatherette, an electric parking brake, front and side parking sensors, and keyless entry/start with Renault's key card.

The driver's seat is electrically adjustable, and the R-Link infotainment system has voice control and custom home screens. The cabin also gets some extra tinsel.

Finally, the range-topping Intens is priced from $42,990 before on-road costs for two-wheel drive, and $45,990 before on-road costs with all-wheel drive.

It rides on 19-inch alloy wheels, and gets a vertically-oriented 8.7-inch infotainment touchscreen and Bose surround sound system. The front seats are heated and ventilated, and trimmed in real leather, while rear-seat passengers are treated to a pair of USB charging ports.

The tailgate is powered, and there's woodgrain trim on the dashboard.

Regardless of spec, power comes from a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine making 126kW and 226Nm, mated with a CVT.

The 2020 Koleos is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assistance and capped-price servicing. Maintenance takes place every 12 months or 30,000km, and costs $2715 over five years.

2020 Renault Koleos pricing

  • Life 4x2 - $32,490
  • Zen 4x2 - $35,990
  • Intens 4x2 - $42,990
  • Intens 4x4 - $45,990

All prices exclude on-road costs.