• Home
  • Advice
  • Brands
  • Partners
  • News
  • Reviews
  • Forum
  • New car ratings

New car review

Renault Koleos review

An effective new SUV which may surprise buyers, but entering an already overcrowded market

Would you like to be kept up to date with the latest from The Car Expert?

Design
8.0
Performance
7.0
Handling
7.0
Economy
8.0
Value
8.0

Summary

The Renault Koleos is an effective new SUV which may surprise buyers in an overcrowded market.

Summary

The Renault Koleos is an effective new SUV which may surprise buyers in an overcrowded market.
 

What is it?
The Renault Koleos is an all-new large SUV to sit above the Captur and Kadjar models.

Key features
Quality interior, lots of space, plentiful equipment.

Our view
The Renault Koleos is an effective new SUV which may surprise buyers in an overcrowded market.


Renault Koleos – have we not been here before? Yes – the first Koleos was a compact SUV launched by Renault in 2007. By 2010 it had been withdrawn from the UK market, because nobody was buying it – less than 2,600 finding owners.

That was then, however, and this is now. In the time since the crossover market has mushroomed. Today everybody it seems wants one, and the cars they are abandoning most for crossovers are MPVs – which Renault used to sell lots of.

The French brand has already plunged into the compact SUV market with the Captur and Kadjar models – now the Renault Koleos arrives as a larger sister with the emphasis on upmarket. This is designed to be a halo model – Renault is offering it in five-seater form only, and expects only modest numbers of sales for the car.

Introduction | Design | Powertrains | On the Road | Equipment | Summary and Specifications

Renault Koleos crossover 2017 | The Car Expert

 
 
Design
8.0
Performance
7.0
Handling
7.0
Economy
8.0
Value
8.0

Summary

The Renault Koleos is an effective new SUV which may surprise buyers in an overcrowded market.
Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

The Car Expert Gold Partners

(click each logo to read more)

Renault Koleos review 1
Renault Koleos review 2
Renault Koleos review 3
Renault Koleos review 4

Latest new car reviews

Mercedes-AMG A35 test drive

The Mercedes-AMG A35 is a fantastic bit of kit. It looks smart, has an excellent interior, and has the performance to take on the best hot hatches.

Mazda 3 review

The Mazda 3 cannot match some rivals for space or powerplants available, but scores with plentiful equipment and attractive, distinctive design, inside and out.

DS 3 Crossback test drive

It’s hard not to admire DS Automobiles for what it’s attempted with the DS 3 Crossback, but it ultimately doesn’t quite deliver the premium edge it promises.

Volvo S60 review

The Volvo S60 can’t quite match some rivals for on-the-road dynamics but is a high quality, efficient all-round alternative in a more striking visual package.