2012 Renault Koleos Bose Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 4, 2012

Renault has recently opened the order books for a new Bose special edition. Renault had launched a Bose special edition for the Koleos crossover last year. It was an instant hit, with sales making up about 30% of the overall sales of the model. The special edition is based on the Carminat equipment level and it is available with the 2.0 dCi 150 engine.

Three power delivery configurations are available: six-speed manual/front-wheel drive, six-speed manual/4×4 or six-speed automatic/4×4.

It has a starting price of EUR29,400. The exterior styling features for the Renault Koleos Special Edition include the “Bose” side badging, aluminum-colored door mirror housings, extra-tinted rear glass, equipment- Bose Sound System with seven loudspeakers and woofer, CD player with MP3 playback, Plug&Music digital connectivity with USB + jack.

And for its interior, it has the 60/40-split rear bench seat without “Easy Estate” system, Bose-badged aluminum sills, specific black lacquer interior trim details, as well as mixed black fabric upholstery with visible grey stitching. Prices for New Renault Koleos Bose® Edition start from €29,400 in France. Order books open in January 2012.

With increased interior spacing and a huge improvement in comfort, the new Renault Koleos has a cabin which is practical and market-leading. Feeling as though it is a bespoke design, the Koleos has been created so that every occupant feels uniquely safe, comfortable and has enough room to move around. With ample head, knee and leg room at the front, Renault has not neglected the rear passengers, as there is plenty of head and elbow room.

The rest of the interior is practical to say the least as the Koleos has enough storage space for up to as much as 70 litres. The large boot has a split tailgate, the bottom of which can be used as a bench if required.

The Easy-Estate system has been fitted for the rear bench seat which has a 60/40 split, what the EE system allows the bench seat to do is to be easily stored to add additional boot space, increasing it from a reasonable 450dm3 VDA to a respectable 1,380 dm3 VDA. It also comes with a panoramic roof so that the cabin looks considerably lighter and more pleasant.

Technologies for enhanced comfort and safety.

As mentioned previously, one of the elements Renault wanted to improve is the number of additional safety features and technological adjustments which have been made since its release.

Aside from incorporating a series of state-of-the-art of the features such as hands-free entry and start-up, adjustments to the automatic headlight and windscreen wiper activation, there’s also the inclusion of an electronic parking brake and the new TomTom navigation system which can be controlled via joystick. Also included in the 4x4 version is Hill Start Assist and Descent Control.

Audio for the interior has also seen some improvement with the engineers working hard to reduce ambient road noise and to muffle some of the vehicle's own noises. By introducing the new premium Bose audio system, these ambient noises have been significantly reduced. The controls for these are incredibly intuitive and accessible as they sit alongside the dual-zone climate control system and navigation control.

"Available in some 20 countries worldwide, the initial Bose Edition limited edition version of the model accounted for almost 30 percent of Phase 1 Koleos' sales across Europe in 2011. This popularity did not only concern Koleos, however, since Mégane and Laguna have both also benefited from the innovative partnership Renault enjoys with Bose." said the press release.

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