Published on November 20th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Tried tested vehicle architecture & safety
Renault is a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance if you didn’t already know and so they share a lot of Japanese and European engineering. The new Koleos is built on the Alliance CMF-C/D architecture that is shared by several Renault and Nissan vehicles, including the Renault Espace, Talisman and Kadjar, and Nissan’s very popular X-Trail which is sold here in Malaysia. The Koleos’s powertrain have also been developed within the Alliance. This new Koleos is sold with a proven high performance 2.5L petrol to an X-Tronic automatic transmission to make it reliable and economical at the same time.
Renault’s engineering and test centres across the globe made contributions to the model’s design and development, including the Technocentre and the technical centres in Aubevoye and Lardy, France, as well as the Renault Samsung technical centre in Korea.
Given that it will be marketed on five continents, it was important that New KOLEOS met the expectations of drivers in all types of weather and on all types of roads. The Koleos underwent 1,100,000km of intensive testing (equivalent to more than 3,300,000km in real-world conditions in terms of wear) to confirm its durability, with the aim of revealing any potential defects so that corrective action could be taken as required.
In addition to these dynamic tests, Renault has developed a raft of static tests designed to verify resistance to wear and tear (EDAU test) that entails handling the seats and operating the electric windows, seat belts, gear lever, hand brake, and door mechanisms many thousands of times, 24 hours a day, to simulate years of use in a period of only a few weeks.
Blind spot warning
Cornering function in fog lights
(Disclaimer: Local specification may differ)
This Koleos also comes with a large array of safety features and driver aids, all of which can be controlled via the R-LINK 2 tablet:
To reassure: Active Emergency Braking System, 6 airbags.
To alert: Blind Spot Warning,
To assist: Rear view camera, front, rear and side parking sensors, Hill start assist, cornering function in fog lights and ISOFIX system.
To know more about the Renault KOLEOS, please visit www.renault.com.my or www.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia or you can experience it yourself at any one of its many showrooms during these periods: https://www.renault.com.my/renault-vehicles/passenger-cars/koleos/4wd-preview-schedule.html