The Beijing Motor Show is shaping up as a power house for the entire world, not just delivering models that will be relegated to exclusive Chinese duties.
Among the contenders for stardom will be the long awaited successor of the Koleos SUV, which should reveal its credentials come next week. Renault has decided to kick off early the teasing campaign and we’re really hoping they will come up with something just as good as the Talisman or Megane in terms of design. The Koleos has been presented back in 2008 and has never achieved the level of success Renault had hoped for – one reason the Kadjar actually exists – but the automaker is hoping to change that alongside the denomination, rumored to be changed into “Maxthon.” Renault is delivering a first take on the big SUV in a teaser video depicting the full LED headlights which, as much as we can tell, seem to be inspired by the Megane and Talisman.
So far the French are on the right path, because spy shots of the model present on the web show the design to be related to the passenger car duo, with the needed adaptations for the different body style. To make sure it won’t trespass into Kadjar territory despite having the same five-seat layout, the Koleos successor is going to be much larger than its predecessor. The interior should be pretty much a standard affair: R-Link 2 infotainment system with the big portrait-style touchscreen and digital instrument cluster. With the platform based on the Nissan X-Trail, the model will also take its engines and gearboxes and production is scheduled to also take place in China.