7 de abril de 2013

Renault Koleos gets a facelift. Caught testing in China


Most of you probably never heard of the Renault Koleos, also known as the Renault Samsung QM5 in South Korea, but this compact SUV is sold sold in countries like China, India and Russia achieving some success in some of those countries. The current model was introduced in 2011 but as we can see from these pictures taken in China it seems Renault is preparing a facelift for the Koleos.

Compared to the current model we can see that the major changes take place in the front of the small SUV. The most significant change is the new grille, but the front bumper also suffered some changes.

From what i can see nothing else seems to have been changed, and i won't know if the interior will be updated, since we don't get to see any interior shots. Joining the 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with 171PS will be a new 2.0 liter producing 137PS. In some countries a 2.0 liter diesel engine may be available with 150PS or 175PS.

The current Koleos is built in South Korea and imported into China thanks to an agreement between the two countries which avoids the payment of an import tax ranging from 20 to 25% of the car value. The Koleos is also built in Chennai, India.

Source: autohome