The second generation of this compact crossover has been around for about four years and given the last-year facelift, we are pretty sure that the 2021 Renault Koleos will carry on in the same way. The Rogue-based crossover is still pretty competitive in the European market but the French manufacturer offers it in the other part of the world as well. In any case, the next year shouldn’t bring any particular novelty.
This means you may count on a crossover that is quite generous for its class. Also, it offers a quite refined ride, in a combination with a pretty nice interior. Also, there is a quite wide engine offer, which includes both gasoline engines and oil burners. We expect to see 2021 Renault Koleos by the end of the year.
2021 Renault Koleos Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Renault Koleos will definitely carry on in the same way. The current generation has been around since 2016 and there is no doubt that it still has a couple of years before the overhaul. It rides on a familiar CMF platform and it is pretty much the same as the more popular Nissan Rogue. The two models share mechanics and the Koleos even features the same wheelbase, which goes around 108.4 inches. That’s a quite big number for the class, and the biggest benefits can be felt on the inside.
Styling-wise, this model has been updated last year. This mid-cycle refresh has brought a couple of styling changes and all of them were pretty subtle. For example, we saw things like a revised grille, new LED lighting and smaller tweaks to the front bumper. On the other side, the overall styling has remained the same, including those recognizable C-shaped headlights. We also saw a couple of new color options, so the 2021 Renault Koleos probably won’t come with any styling change.
The same thing goes for the interior layout. The 2021 Renault Koleos will carry on with the same cabin design, which utilizes fine materials and combines them with Renault’s typical aesthetics. Things are rather simple, designed in a typical European, conservative manner. This is a pretty nice place to be in, especially if we consider the updates that came with the last-year refresh. This facelift has brought a bigger touchscreen with an updated infotainment system and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as a new instrument cluster.
Besides solid overall quality, the cabin of this crossover is also pretty spacious. With 108.4 inches in wheelbase, it’s no wonder that the amount of legroom is pretty generous. This particularly refers to the second row, which is among the most spacious in the segment. The cargo area is also pretty generous. In numbers, you may count on about 20 cubic feet behind the second row and 65 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume.
2021 Renault Koleos Engines
Considering that this crossover is offered in different parts of the world, it’s no wonder that there are four engines in the lineup. Two of them are diesel-powered, which came updated and upgraded with the last-year refresh. There is a new 1.8-liter turbodiesel, which puts out around 150 horsepower. Also, a bigger 2.0-liter unit has been upgraded and now puts out around 190 horsepower. While the smaller one comes with manual transmission only, the 2.0-liter unit can also be coupled with a CVT gearbox.
When it comes to gasoline options, you may count on Nissan’s familiar naturally-aspirated units. The first one is a 2.0-liter engine with a max output of 150 horses. You may also count on a bigger 2.5-liter unit, which is good for about 185 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with a CVT gearbox.
2021 Renault Koleos Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Renault Koleos by the end of the year. Since no bigger changes are expected, we presume that the price will also remain unchanged. Therefore, base models should go around 28.500 Euro in Europe. When it comes to the competition, some of the key rivals are models like Peugeot 3008, VW Tiguan, Skoda Kodiaq etc.