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Although battling with sales and public perceptions about their products, Renault South Africa is not giving up.
The French manufacturer says it is working around the clock to ensure that South African consumers fully trust their products.
Renault will be bringing out several new products in the new year.
Last week saw the start of its commitment to our market with the launch of their Koleos, the first sports utility vehicle (SUV) in the Renault brand.
Engine and technical wise, the Koleos has borrowed from the Nissan X-Trail.
With the styling of the X-Trail being so conservative, most consumers would be pleased to know that there is now an alternative.
The Koleos's off-road capabilities surprised many at the launch. On dirt and tar roads the Koleos excelled and was amazingly quiet even on rough terrain.
Available in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive variants, the Koleos provides for versatile motoring.
Spacious seating, pliant suspension, intuitive ergonomics and intelligent practicality make for a peace-of-mind experience.
A choice of eco-friendly petrol and turbo-diesel engines, linked to either manual or automatic gearboxes, ensure that the Koleos delivers satisfying performance in conjunction with frugal fuel consumption.
Safety standards are high across the board, with a full complement of active and passive safety features.
These include multiple airbags and ABS with EBD.
Despite its high stance and SUV look, the Koleos is compact and user-friendly.
The high stance benefits visibility and exudes a reassuring robustness. The smooth and balanced styling also hints at crossover versatility. Wide-opening doors and the split rear tailgate add immense practicality to the Koleos package.
Space and light are key elements of the roomy cabin, and for the driver, the controls and switchgear are easy to identify and simple to use, with a strong emphasis on efficient ergonomics.
Handling is good, steering precise and the ride quality smooth and comfortable.
The 4x4 line-up consists of two petrol models - one with a six-speed manual gearbox, the other with a CVT automatic transmission - and a six-speed manual diesel derivative.
The Koleos 4x2 is only available with a petrol powerplant linked to the six-speed manual gearbox.
With a good product in place, all will be left in the hands of Renault SA'S marketing and communications teams to instil confidence in these vehicles.
Koleos 2,5 4x2 Manual Dynamique R270000
Koleos 2,5 4x4 Manual Dynamique R285000
Koleos 2,5 4x4 CVT Dynamique Premium R330000
Koleos 2,0 dCi 4x4 Manual Dynamique Premium R345000.