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Renault Koleos Gets Five Stars

Renault Koleos Gets Five Stars

Renault’s Koleos sports utility vehicle, which will be available here before the end of the year is the tenth Renault model to obtain the maximum score of five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.

This result confirms the outstanding efficiency of the vehicle’s passive and active safety equipment.

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The Koleos is a versatile crossover vehicle that brings occupants the same peace of mind in the city, on the open road and highway, and off road, notably through its Alliance-developed four-wheel drive system, which boosts active safety by correcting any loss in grip, redistributing torque between the front and rear axles ahead of electronic stability control activation.

Renault’s approach for all its vehicles is based on real-life safety. The brand focuses on developing the most efficient technologies to “prevent, correct and protect” and also on raising the awareness of road users.

Koleos is the tenth Renault model to obtain the maximum five-star score in adult protection. It was developed to have outstanding levels of both active and passive safety. Koleos scored 33 out of 37 in adult protection tests, earning five stars. It obtained 4 out of 5 stars in child protection and 2 out of 4 in pedestrian protection.

Koleos benefits from Renault’s longstanding work in real-life accident analysis. In terms of passive safety, its body structure features programmed crumple zones at the front and back. The cabin was designed as a real survival cell for passengers in the event of an accident.

Renault Koleos also boasts a comprehensive range of equipment for passenger protection, including six airbags, seatbelts with force limiters in the front and rear side seats and pretensioners in the front seats, along with Isofix anchor points for attaching child seats in the rear side seats.

The headrests have a carefully worked ergonomic design that offers maximum protection against whiplash in the event of rear impact.

On the active safety front, Renault Koleos has a stiff chassis and, to assist drivers in
emergency braking, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) fitted as standard.

Koleos’ four-wheel drive system also makes a significant contribution to active safety by correcting any loss in grip. Developed by the Alliance and first featured on the new
Nissan X-Trail, the system is used to immediately correct the slightest sign of understeer or oversteer by redistributing torque between the front and rear axles, even before the activation of electronic stability control (ESC).

For its entire range, Renault’s approach is based on real-life accident analysis and safety to develop products that are adapted to on-road realities.

The emphasis is placed on the most efficient technologies to prevent any risk of an accident, correct unexpected driving situations, and protect passengers in the event of impact.

Over the years, Renault has established itself as a benchmark in automotive safety, as reflected in the results obtained in Euro NCAP rankings.

  • Laguna II 5 stars (2001 and 2003), first car ever to obtain this score
  • Vel Satis 5 stars (2002 and 2005)
  • Mégane II 5 stars (2002), first medium segment vehicle to obtain 5 stars
  • Espace IV 5 stars (2003)
  • Scénic II 5 stars (2003), first compact MPV to obtain 5 stars
  • Modus 5 stars (2004), first 5-star vehicle in its category
  • Mégane II Coupé Cabriolet 5 stars (2004), first 5-star vehicle in its category
  • Clio III 5 stars (2005)
  • New Laguna 5 stars (2007)
  • Koleos 5 stars (2008)

Two 5-star rated Koleos models will be launched in the New Zealand late October – the 4x4 diesel and the 4x2 petrol. Pricing will be announced closer to release date.


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