We’ve received a fresh set of pictures that shows the successor to the Renault Koleos. Word is that the Koleos name might no longer be in use, but instead, the second-generation SUV will be known as the Renault Maxthon and it will be repositioned as an all-new model.

According to reports, the new name was given to distance the Maxthon from the Koleos as the latter turned out to be a failure in Europe (but a successful model in China). Additionally, the new name is being considered as the SUV is said to sport a fresh design and will be a larger vehicle altogether.

Size-wise, the flagship SUV will reportedly be 4,700 mm long and is said to be able to sit up to seven people, across three rows. While seen here covered in wraps, it’s safe to assume that the Maxthon will wear the same face as the Renault Talisman and the Megane IV, as we saw previously too.


Underneath, underpinning the Renault Maxthon, will be an extended configuration of the Common Module Family (CMF-CD) platform, similar to the third-generation Nissan X-Trail. The model will sit above the Kadjar. As for engines, a range of turbocharged four-cylinder engines are said to be possible options as well. Elsewhere, all-wheel drive is said to be an optional feature.

Inside, the Maxthon could get a similar dash to the Talisman and Megane IV. This includes items such as the large vertical touchscreen display that can be found at the centre console, alongside a coloured TFT display behind the steering wheel.

Word around the web is divided as to when the Renault Maxthon will make its official debut. Therefore, it remains to be seen as to whether the all-new SUV will make an appearance at the Geneva motor show in March or the Beijing motor show in April, which is more plausible, seeing that the Renault SUV was a popular choice among the Chinese.