Style hasn’t come at a premium here.
French carmaker Renault claims that they have been inundated with requests from customers and dealers for a higher-specification, front-wheel drive variant of the snazzy Koleos SUV, and so they have responded. The Koleos S-Edition is based on the front-driven Intens model with the petrol/CVT combination, and throws in a variety of unique goodies and all for just $44,990 drive-away (the 2.5 Intens model is $44,990 before on-road costs).
“Since the new Koleos went on sale in the second-half of 2016, we have experienced strong customer and dealt demand for a highly specified 4x2 variant to join our already-compelling lineup.” — Andrew Moore, Managing Director, Renault Australia
The Renault Koleos is already a very pretty looking machine, though the S-Edition really dials things up. Shown off in a gorgeous Meissen Blue ($880 option), the Koleos S-Edition really pops thanks to 19-inch alloy wheels, and metallic black wing mirror caps.
Step inside and you’re greeted by black leather upholstery, but adorned with blue topstitching and blue accents around the perforations on the seats. There are also S-Edition sill plates for an extra touch of special-ness too. This all comes in addition to the generous kit list of the Intens model which has things like heated/ventilated front seats, keyless entry & go, all-round parking sensors, LED headlights with auto high-beam, and a 7.0-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen replete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Renault Koleos S-Edition is available for order today, with the $44,990 drive-away price while stocks last. Unfortunately, the only no-cost colour option is Solid White; Go for the Meissen Blue, Metallic Grey, or Universal (Metallic) White and you’ll have to cough up an additional $880. At least the Koleos S-Edition is covered by Renault’s 5-year/unlimited-mileage warranty and capped-price servicing.