2017 Renault Koleos (Grand Kadjar) Masterfully Rendered

2017 Renault Koleos / Grand Kadjar rendering 5 photos
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In the world of family crossover SUVs, the Renault Koleos isn't exactly the most sought-after model of them all. In fact, it's one of the worst-selling crossover SUVs (and Renaults) of all time. But the first-generation Koleos is set to stop production in the future to make way for this – the all-new Koleos.
Although the first two photographs in the adjacent gallery are mere renderings by, compare them to the following two photographs in the gallery. Notice something common between this work of fiction and the new Renault Koleos in pre-production mule form? The LED-accented headlamps and intriguing LED taillamps are certain to make an appearance on the real thing, slated to arrive by 2017.

However, we're still not sure if Renault will keep the Koleos nameplate alive or exchange it with the much more appealing Grand Kadjar name. At the front, the front grille design and the oversized Renault badge are stylistic elements you can also find on the Kadjar, all-new Megane hatchback and similarly all-new Talisman sedan. The large front and rear overhangs are a Renault trademark. Because of them, the Koleos/Grand Kadjar won't excel in off-road situations, but it doesn't need to. After all, this is your typical family hauler.

To be underpinned by the Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-CD platform, the D-segment crossover SUV is expected to come with a third row of seats. Mind you, it's not known if these will come as standard equipment. On the mechanical front, don't expect anything more than 4-cylinder turbo engines, with the pick of the bunch to arrive in the form of a 1.6-liter dCi mill that produces a modest 160 horsepower.

If the standard six-speed manual gearbox won't be to your liking, we expect Renault to enhance various engine options of the second-generation Koleos/Grand Kadjar with an EDC double-clutch automatic transmission. By comparison, the Nissan X-Trail (Rogue in the US) makes do with a CVT tranny.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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