Renault Australia’s best-selling car will remain on sale in Australia into 2025.

    Renault Australia managing director Glen Sealey told media the Koleos, an SUV rival to the Toyota RAV4 and Mitsubishi Outlander, has a “fantastic future”.

    “Koleos is one of those vehicles that has pretty much stood the test of time,” Mr Sealey said. “We see a future for it ongoing. We’ll certainly have it for the remainder of this year, and we’ll certainly have it next year as well.”

    Under the skin, the Koleos is based on the same Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance parts as the previous-generation Nissan X-Trail.

    Revealed in 2016 and updated in 2020, it was comfortably Renault’s best seller in Australia last year – with 2776 deliveries putting it 1200 ahead of the Arkana on the sales charts.

    Power in Australia comes from a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, and pricing kicks off at $37,500 before on-road costs.

    What will replace it isn’t clear.

    Mr Sealey ruled out bringing the Austral SUV to Australia, and the new Scenic SUV is under study.

    It appears likely whatever replaces the Koleos will come from Renault Korea Motors, which currently produces the Arkana and Koleos for Australia. Exactly what it’ll be isn’t clear, however.

    Renault Korea Motors will soon begin producing vehicles that will share their underpinnings with Volvo products, after Volvo’s parent Geely bought a stake in the Korean firm.

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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