A quick look inside the Koleos reveals an upscale cabin that surely brings strong competition to the segment. To start off, just take a look at that leather upholstery. The leather on the seats, armrests, and center console are held together by white stitching, and it looks like the center of the seat cushions and seatback are perforated, hinting toward heated and cooled seats as an option.
The interior looks like it can be had in several different color options. In the photo’s supplied with the SUV’s official debut, we see a combination of black trim, black leather, and white used for the pillars and roof. Another image depicts brown leather (with white stitching,) black trim, and white on the pillars and roof. Renault hasn’t divulged all of the information regarding color options, but we know there will at these be the ones mentioned here.
On the technology front, the SUV has some blue ambient lighting in the storage pockets on the door and ahead of the gear shifter, just under the infotainment display. Speaking of infotainment, the Koleos comes standard with the R-Link2 system that serves as a hub to control things like the Bose audio system, navigation, hands-free telephone use, and other driver aids. Renault didn’t give too many details about the infotainment system, but the screen is oriented horizontally and looks to be around 10 inches in size. There are several buttons on the right side of the screen, a few below the screen and a knob at each bottom corner. There is another strip of buttons below the knobs.
Overall the interior is pretty luxurious and looks like a pretty comfortable place to spend some time in. I like the way the Infotainment screen is oriented vertically and integrated into the center stack. I also like the hybrid-like instrument cluster. The center display is virtual while the needle gauges on the left and right are more traditional. And, since the Koleos is designed to go on-road or off, Renault took the time to add plenty of oh-crap handles. You can see them on the roof above the doors, but more interestingly, the knee bolsters on the dash curve around the center stack and slant downward to connect to the base of the console, creating a handle for the passenger and driver. Overall, the cabin gets my approval
“On the technology front, the SUV has some blue ambient lighting in the storage pockets on the door and ahead of the gear shifter, just under the infotainment display”
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