In another four days, the French major Renault India is launching its second major product Koleos crossover in India. Renault India will be launching the Koleos assembled at the Chennai plant, in the Indian market.
Renault will unveil the crossover at Taj Palace in New Delhi on September 8 and will also reveal the price of the car. Koleos will be pit against the rival products from Mitsubishi, and and Tata Motors and it will be Renault’s first product in this segment after parting ways with the utility major Mahindra & Mahindra.
This is a matter of great surprise that as its International premier will be a week later at Frankfurt Motor show. Renault has plans of launching 5 vehicles in India by the end of year 2012, Koleos being the second offering after its premium sedan Fluence.
So what makes this SUV costlier and makes it stand out among the crowd? Here are some of the features of Renault Koleos:
· 2 L dCi engine with 110 PS of maximum power and a meaty 320 Nm of torque.
· 6 speed manual and AT
· BOSE sound system and leather upholstery
· Speed limiter and cruise control
· Automatic climate control
· 4 x 4
· ABS, EBD
· Light, Rain and rear parking sensor
The company with its alliance partner manufactures vehicles at its Chennai Oragadam facility. Despite the slow start, the things have been moving pretty well for the automobile alliance of Renault-Nissan. It has been reported that the alliance plant in Oragadam has crossed a milestone achievement of rolling out one lakh units. The French automaker already has the Renault Fluence in its product portfolio for India. With the addition of two products to its line-up including the Koleos, Renault India will be hoping to establish its foothold in the Indian market.