Renault Koleos

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Renault Koleos
Renault Koleos 2.5 Dynamique AWD 2014 (14499356989).jpg
2014 Renault Koleos 2.5 Dynamique AWD
Manufacturer Renault Samsung Motors
Also called Renault Samsung QM5
Production 2007–present[1]
Assembly Busan, South Korea (Renault Samsung)
Chennai, India (Renault India)
Moscow, Russia (since 2012)[2]
Designer Patrick le Quément
Body and chassis
Class Compact crossover SUV
Body style 4-door SUV
Platform Nissan C platform
Related Nissan X-Trail
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Rogue
Engine 2.5 L I4 16V
2.0 L I4 dCi
Transmission 6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,690 mm (105.9 in)
Length 4,520 mm (178.0 in)
Width 1,855 mm (73.0 in)
Height 1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Curb weight 1,639–1,784 kg (3,613–3,933 lb)

The Renault Koleos is a compact SUV which was first presented as a concept car at the Geneva Motorshow in 2000, and then again in 2006 at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. The Koleos was designed by Renault and developed by Nissan, with the majority of the production coming from the Busan plant of Renault Samsung Motors.

A facelifted version of the Koleos is available as of 2011.[3]


Samsung QM5 2014 (H45)

The Koleos is a new addition to the Renault SUV market, after selling the Scénic RX4 and the Kangoo, but it has never produced a true SUV. A Koleos concept car was shown in the media as long ago as February 2000.[4]

The Koleos's body design is based on the Renault Koleos and Renault Egeus concept cars. Some of the Koleos's competitors such as the Citroën C-Crosser and the Peugeot 4007 were also presented by the time it was launched. ADAC of Germany awarded five stars to the Koleos in a crash-test done in 2008.[5]

In August 2010, the Koleos was withdrawn from the United Kingdom, due to poor sales of under 2,600 units.[6][7]

Worldwide marketing[edit]

Koleos in South Korea[edit]

For the South Korean market, the Koleos is manufactured by Renault Samsung Motors (a subsidiary of Renault) at its Busan plant in South Korea[8] and is sold as the Renault Samsung QM5 (H45).

Koleos in India[edit]

Koleos made its international debut in 2008 and this is the first facelift the vehicle has received since its launch. In the Indian market Renault produced its premium SUV Koleos on September 8, 2011. The popular Koleos registered a 51% YOY growth in the first half of 2011. It is currently being sold across five continents and in markets as diverse as Europe, South America and Asia Pacific. It will be available with a 2.0 dCi diesel engine with a maximum power output of 150 PS @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 320 Nm at 2000 rpm.


The range of engines:[9]

Engine Displacement Power Top speed 0–100 km/h
2.5 L 16V 2488 cc 126 kW (171 PS; 169 bhp) 180 km/h (112 mph) 9.3 s
2.0 L dCi 1998 cc 110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp) 190 km/h (118 mph) 10.4 s
2.0 L dCi 1998 cc 129 kW (175 PS; 173 bhp) 200 km/h (124 mph) 9.8 s


Pre-facelifted Renault Koleos (front) 
Pre-facelifted Renault Koleos (back) 
2013 Renault Koleos 
facelifted Renault Samsung QM5 (front) 
facelifted Renault Samsung QM5 (back) 
Pre-facelifed Renault Samsung QM5 interior 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Renault Samsung Motors QM5". Renault. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Renault Koleos and Renault Latitude Now Assembled in Russia". 4 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Renault Koleos". Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Renault Koleos". Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Renault Koleos" (PDF). ADAC. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
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  8. ^ "Renault Koleos review". 6 August 2008. Retrieved 14 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Koleos, the first 4x4 crossover from Renault". Renault. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2008-08-31.