IF you like the idea of an SUV, and you like your luxury with a dash of French flair, then Renault has its ‘come hither’ finger beckoning you.
Because we now have a topline version of the Renault Koleos available called the Initiale Paris. With four-wheel drive, automatic transmission and a 177hp engine.
The Koleos is a large-sized SUV, so if you’re thinking of a Ford Edge, Skoda Kodiaq or Nissan X-Trail as your next company car then they are all typical SUV sized rivals.
So now you can place the Koleos against its potential company car rivals, what makes the Koleos Initiale Paris worthy of your attention?
Well, here’s a list:
- exclusive two-tone Nappa leather upholstery
- heated and ventilated front seats
- an opening panoramic sunroof
- powered automatic tailgate
- full LED ‘Pure Vision’ headlights
- ambient lighting
- heated and cooling front cup holders
- Automatic Dual-Zone climate control
- a Handsfree Keycard and
- automatic lights and wipers are also standard.
The Koleos Initiale Paris also features a portrait format 8.7-inch touchscreen R-LINK2 multimedia system including satellite navigation with TomTom LIVE traffic updates, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone facility, Western European mapping, Bluetooth audio streaming and Handsfree connectivity.
And if after enjoying the spacious and luxurious interior you can’t be bothered with the hassle of parking, then let the
Koleos Initiale Paris do it for you with standard hands free parking.
What else do you get on the Koleos Initiale Paris?
There’s safety systems such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition with Over-speed Prevention and Hill Start Assist plus there’s a rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors.
In terms of running costs, the Koleos Initiale Paris will need servicing once a year, while the official mpg is 47.9mpg.
Despite the highly reasonable fuel consumption, the CO2 emissions are on the high side at 156g/km from the dCi 175 diesel engine, so this puts the Koleos Initiale Paris in the 35% company car tax band for the 2018/19 tax year.
Still, luxury alway has some price, doesn’t it?