Renault's medium SUV has received a minor freshen-up for the new year, gaining extra tech and luxury features.
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  • 2021 Renault Koleos updated for the new year
  • Life and Zen models gain auto LED headlights
  • Flagship Intens model gets new tech and leather trim
  • Entry-level remains unchanged at $32,990 plus on-road costs, but other variants go up by $300

Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Renault Koleos have been unveiled, receiving a number of minor changes across the three trim levels.

Renault has kept the price of the entry-level Koleos Life unchanged at $32,990 before on-road costs, but the mid-tier Koleos Zen and flagship Koleos Intens variants have gone up by $300. Find the full price list at the bottom of this story.

The Intens sees the most changes, with black Nappa leather, memory and massage function on the driver's seat, cushion adjustment for the front row, auto side-mirror tilt when reversing, animated turn signals, LED reversing lights, and hill descent control for AWD models.

Both Life and Zen models are mostly unchanged from last year, but do gain LED headlights with automatic high-beams for 2021.

All variants are powered by a 2.5-litre non-turbo petrol four-cylinder, sending 126kW of power and 226Nm of torque to the front wheels through a CVT automatic transmission. All-wheel drive can be had for an additional $2500, but is only available on the range-topping Intens.

Inside, occupants enjoy dual-zone climate control, while infotainment in the Life and Zen come from a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, two USB plugs, and an auxiliary input.

A rear-view camera and rear parking sensors are standard across the range, but the Zen and Intens add front and side sensors and satellite navigation.

Koleos Intens buyers also get upgraded to an 8.7-inch portrait infotainment touchscreen running through a Bose premium audio system, together with an 'easy park' system.

Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane departure warning are standard across the range, but the Koleos Life misses out on blind-spot monitoring – standard on both the Zen and Intens.

Keyless entry is standard with the mid-range Koleos Zen, together with synthetic leather inside, heated front seats, and one-touch easy-fold rear seats, while the Intens gets both heated and ventilated front seats to compliment Nappa leather coverings, as well as a panoramic sunroof and a hands-free tailgate.

The 2021 Renault Koleos is available from March.

2021 Renault Koleos Australian pricing

  • Koleos Life auto FWD – $32,990
  • Koleos Zen auto FWD – $36,790 (up $300)
  • Koleos Intens auto FWD – $43,290 (up $300)
  • Koleos Intens auto AWD – $45,790 (up $300)

Note: All prices exclude on-road costs. Overseas model shown.