Black is back.
Renault is once again offering a Black Edition of its Koleos for 2022, with just 400 units coming to Australia.
It’s priced at $42,000 drive-away.
Based on the mid-range Zen, the Black Edition features unique 19-inch alloy wheels – finished in dark grey, not black – plus gloss black roof rails and door mirrors.
Other exterior tweaks include side steps, ‘Limited’ badging, and French flags on the B-pillar. The only exterior colours are Black, Grey or Universal White.
Inside, there’s black leatherette upholstery with yellow stitching, matte carbon-look inserts, and ‘Limited’ badging on the chrome door sills.
The Black Edition also includes a hands-free power tailgate and an 8.7-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen.
For 2022, these features are also available in a new Easy Life Package on the Zen for $2000.
The Koleos has enjoyed a surge in popularity in the first two months of 2022, with Renault selling 818 so far. For context, the company sold 1937 Koleos models overall in 2021.
- 2022 Renault Koleos Life: $33,590
- 2022 Renault Koleos Zen: $37,390
- 2022 Renault Koleos Black Edition: $40,090 ($42,000 drive-away)
- 2022 Renault Koleos Intens: $43,890
- 2022 Renault Koleos Intens AWD: $46,390
All prices exclude on-road costs unless otherwise stated.
All 2022 Renault Koleos models use a naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine producing 126kW of power and 226Nm of torque, mated to a continuously-variable transmission.
It powers the front wheels in all models, though all-wheel drive is available on the flagship Intens.
The 2022 Renault Koleos consumes 8.1L/100km on the combined cycle in front-wheel drive variants and 8.3L/100km combined on the Intens AWD.
It requires 91RON regular unleaded fuel.
The 2022 Renault Koleos measures 4672mm long, 1678mm tall, and 1843mm wide (2063mm including the mirrors), riding a 2705mm wheelbase.
Kerb weight ranges from 1556kg in the Life to 1691kg in the all-wheel drive Intens.
There’s 458L of boot space, expanding to 1690L with the rear seats folded.
All models have a 17-inch steel spare under the boot floor.
The Koleos requires servicing every 12 months or 30,000km, whichever comes first. The mileage interval is surprisingly long for this segment, considering most rivals require servicing every 12 months or 10-15,000km.
In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, Renault offers five years of capped price servicing. Each service is capped at $429 except the 120,000km service, which costs $999.
When ANCAP tested the Koleos in 2017, it awarded it a rating of five stars.
That rating was based on an adult occupant protection score of 84 per cent, child occupant protection score of 79 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 62 per cent and a safety assist score of 52 per cent.
All Koleos models come standard with the following:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-departure warning
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
- Reversing camera and rear parking sensors
The Zen, Black Edition and Intens also include blind-spot monitoring and front and side parking sensors.
The Life comes with the following standard features:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Automatic headlights
- Automatic high-beam
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Dual-zone climate control
- Electric parking brake
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
- Cruise control
- Eight-speaker sound system
- LED headlights
- LED fog lights
- 17-inch alloy wheels
The Zen adds:
- Artificial leather upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Power driver’s seat
- Satellite navigation
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Keyless entry and start
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
- 18-inch alloy wheels
The Easy Life Package for the Zen costs $2000 and adds an 8.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a hands-free power tailgate.
The Black Edition adds:
- 8.7-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen infotainment system
- Satellite navigation
- Hands-free power tailgate
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Gloss-black roof rails and door mirrors
- Matte carbon-look interior trim
The Intens loses the gloss black accents and carbon-look interior trim, but adds:
- Parking assistance system
- Nappa leather upholstery (Black or Sand Grey)
- Ventilated front seats
- Power driver’s seat with massaging and memory
- Power passenger’s seat
- Bose 11-speaker premium sound system
- Panoramic sunroof
- Ambient lighting
- Dynamic rear indicators
- Hill descent control (all-wheel drive only)
The Koleos range is available in just four colours: Millesim Red, Universal White, Metallic Grey and Metallic Black. Unusually, the red is a no-cost option, while the monochromatic shades are an extra $800.
There’s no charge for these colours in the Black Edition, though Millesim Red isn’t available.