The Renault Koleos has long been in its first generation. The typically Korean Koleos will move to its second generation next year as a Talisman-equivalent D-segment crossover. While the current model has an unclear positioning as to whether it belongs to C- or D-segment, the all-new model will truly be a D-segment model.
Unlike the current version, the 2016 Renault Koleos will be available in three-row, 7-seat configuration, Jerome Stoll, Executive Vice President, Chief Performance Officer, Sales & Marketing, Chairman of Renaultsport, has confirmed. To accommodate seven passengers, the length is said to increase by 130 mm, to 4,650 mm. A rendering (featured image) from L’argus.fr previews how the all-new model would look, with increased dimensions and the new family design seen on the Espace, Kadjar, Talisman, Talisman Estate and Megane.
A new name can be expected on the crossover, as that would not associate the new crossover with the image of the not-so-successful Koleos.
The next-gen or the successor to the Koleos will be revealed in early 2016, Laurens van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, Renault confirmed in May. The design chief said that it will be “completely new” and a “true D-segment crossover”. It will be underpinned by an iteration of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform – CMF-C/d.
[Image Source: L’argus.fr]