TC Euro Cars (TCEC) has announced the Renault Koleos will be available in a four-wheel drive (4WD) variant from today onwards.

The new 4WD version of Renault’s premium D-segment flagship SUV will be on display to the public at Ground Floor, Centre Court, Mid Valley Megamall from today to July 23, and is available at an estimated price of RM201,800 OTR without insurance.

The Renault Koleos 2WD, which was launched last year, is currently priced at RM182,800.

The is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine which generates 169hp and 226Nm peak torque, mated to an X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission

The 4WD variant features the ALL-MODE 4×4-i technology that permanently monitors grip levels to ensure optimal traction for more dynamic performance, greater stability and enhanced safety.

Also new to this version is a hands-free power tailgate which can be controlled via buttons from within the vehicle and directly on the power tailgate, as well as using the Renault Smart Keycard or with a simple swipe of the foot underneath the rear bumper, while the height can be programmed according to individual needs.

“The Renault Koleos has been well-received since the launch of the 2WD variant last year. We are confident that with its added capabilities and the Koleos’ powerful design, the 4WD version will appeal to even more SUV buyers in Malaysia,” said TCEC chief executive officer Kuan Kim Luen.

The ALL-MODE 4×4-i technology’s system allows drivers to choose from three modes – 2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Lock, each with its specific advantages based on driving conditions.

In the 2WD mode, the new Koleos runs with a front-wheel drive for optimised fuel consumption, ideal in good to normal driving conditions, while in 4WD Auto mode, the ALL-MODE 4×4-i technology permanently monitors both longitudinal and lateral acceleration, as well as yaw rates and steering angles AND calculates the ideal front/rear torque split to provide the most efficient grip possible to eliminate understeer and oversteer.

Meanwhile, the 4WD Lock mode allows the driver to engage permanent four-wheel drive at speeds of less than 40km/h to distribute available torque equally between the front and rear axles for maximum stability.

The 542-litre boot features a removable floor positioned at the same height as the boot, which forms a flat floor, while the Easy Break system, with handles located in the boot allows the 60/40-split rear bench seat to be folded in an instant, freeing up a total carrying capacity of 1690 litres.

There are also 35 litres of additional storage around the cabin of the Renault Koleos, including an 11-litre glove box and a seven-litre cubby in the centre console.

Ingress is facilitated by the wide aperture of the doors, while the design of the doors protects the sills from soiling and prevents passengers’ clothes from getting dirty when they climb in or out of the car.

The interior features customisable LED cabin lighting, with a palette of hues ranging from green, to blue, yellow red or violet, while other key features include the R-LINK 2 multimedia system, and driving data is displayed on a personalisable seven-inch TFT screen situated behind the steering wheel, in the driver’s line of sight.

Besides that, it also boasts six-way power adjustment and power lumbar adjustment for the driver’s seat, auto-dimming rear view mirror, keyless entry with automatic “walk away” door locking, automatic wipers and headlamps, electronic parking brake, four USB ports, cooled front cupholders, three 12V sockets and eight speakers.

Safety-wise, both 2WD and 4WD versions of the Koleos are equipped with high elastic limit steel for the engine frame and high-strength steel for the passenger safety cell to protect the cabin in the case of a major impact, two adaptive front airbags, two lateral thorax/shoulder airbags for the front occupants, two curtain airbags, anti-whiplash front and rear headrests, anti-submarining front seats, Isofix, blind spot warning system, electronic stability programme (ESP) with traction control, braking assist and electronic brake force distribution, hill start assist, rear view camera and front, rear and side parking sensors.

Like all Renault mainstream vehicles, the Koleos comes with a five-year full manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage.

The Koleos will be on display at the following locations:

Date

Location

19 – 23 July 2017

Mid Valley Megamall

Ground Floor, Centre Court

Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur

24-30 July 2017

Renault Petaling Jaya

Jalan Kemajuan, Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

16-20 August 2017

Renault Glenmarie

Jalan Penguasa A, U1/53A, Glenmarie, Selangor

21-27 August 2017

Renault Setapak

PV 128, Jalan Genting Kelang, Setapak, Kuala Lumpur

30 August –

3 September 2017

IOI City Mall (Putrajaya)

Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya

4-10 September 2017

Renault Puchong

Tower 1, PFCC, Jalan Puteri 1/2, Bandar Puteri, Puchong, Selangor

18-24 September 2017

Renault Setia Alam

No 2, Jalan Setia Prima (S) U13/S, Setia Alam, Seksyen U13,

Shah Alam, Selangor



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