The second generation Koleos will be based on the Nissan CMF (Common Modular Family) architecture, similar to the Kadjar, Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail. From bumper to bumper, it should measure around 5 meters, making it one of the largest cars ever attempted by Renault.
Because there's a chance it will cannibalize customers from the equally new Kadjar model, Renault needs to ensure differentiating factors between the two exist. That's why we see such futuristic styling peaking from under the camouflage.
From the front, we can see the headlight design is copied from the 2016 Megane and Talisman, complete with that boomerang-shaped LED accent piece at the bottom.
Despite Nissan's know-how in the 7-seater business, we don't expect any tech to be borrowed by this new Renault model. As is usually the case with the French manufacturer's products, an EDC double-clutch automatic will be offered as an option.
Engine-wise, we're not hoping for anything too big, since most European customers value frugality over performance. The 1.6-liter block should serve as both a diesel and a petrol powertrain. The most capable should be a 200 PS unit sending power to all four wheels via a standard 7-speed EDC.
We've already seen that setup in the all-new Espace MPV. Speaking of which, we suspect all-wheel steering will be taken from that vehicle and installed on the Koleos successor. This cool feature supplied by Aisin could be something a French SUV has that a Porsche Cayenne doesn't. Think about that for a while!