Renault is seriously evaluating the attractive Koleos SUV for the Indian market. The Koleos is the first model that was jointly developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

The vehicle is built at the Renault Samsung motor plant in Korea for various markets and this will give the Koleos a cost advantage.

The Nissan X-Trail's excellent ‘All Mode' four- wheel-drive system has been used on the car and this gives it a fair amount of off-road ability as well. The Koleos can be powered by a choice of engines. One of them, the 2.0 dCi Euro-4 diesel engine (code M9R), also seen on the Megane and Laguna, is available in a choice of two power outputs — 150hp or 175hp. It features the very latest diesel engine technologies, including Piezo-electric injectors, common-rail 1600-bar fuel injection and a water-cooled variable-geometry turbo. The Koleos can be ordered in either the 4x2 or 4x4 versions and mated with either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic.