The Renault Koleos crossover will be very similar to X-Trail

The Renault Koleos crossover will be very similar to X-Trail

Leonid Popov, 2 days ago. Photo: Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien

The design of the grille and new headlights should be aligned with the latest models of the brand — minivan Espace sedan and Talisman.

In next year the SUV Renault Koleos will mark nine years. Then place the replacement. Actually the car is already built, and for the first time have the opportunity to look at him. The model of the second generation, as has long been known, built on a modular platform CMF and is a close cousin of «Japanese» Nissan X-Trail. Moreover, judging by the pictures, the similarity with the prototype — not only in the «cart».

The new Koleos is quite exactly matches «x-trail» in size, outer contour, and doorways. The slope of the rear window is slightly different.

The CMF platform — flexible, but hardly the wheelbase of the Koleos will be markedly different from that of the base «x-trail». The Koleos SUV with the change of generations will add 15 mm between axes (up to 2705) and 120 mm in the length of the body (up to 4640). It is known that the French lead the market as the regular version of their model, and a seven-seater. It is easy to do. For example, one twin discussing cars — American named Rogue — has optional third row of seats, despite the fact that the base he is the same as «x-trail».

Despite the overall similarity, hood, fenders, bumpers and all the optics at the «Frenchman» — the original. They must ensure that the Koleos individuality of appearance. But, frankly, we were expecting a more significant difference of body from the fellow.

Gamma aggregates is likely to be partly borrowed from the Espace minivan. He has a turbo 1.6 with 200 strength and a pair of diesels of the same size (130 and 160 HP). Gasoline «aspirated» 2.0 and 2.5 (144 and 171 HP), as in «x-trail», we’d be too far from the accounts are not dropping.

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