Renault has taken the veils off the updated Koleos SUV, featuring enhanced looks, new engines and a range of tech upgrades. This time, the automaker introduced two new diesel engines that offer more performance and lower emissions than the unit they replaced.

First is the 1.8 litre Blue dCi 150 engine, making 150 PS and 340 Nm of torque, whereas the larger 2.0 litre Blue dCi 190 produces 190 PS and 380 Nm of torque. Peak torque arrives at 1,750 rpm for both, with power routed to the wheels via an X-Tronic Continuously Variable Transmission. Models with the 1.8 litre unit is front-wheel drive, while the larger engine comes with Renault’s intelligent All Mode 4×4-i.

For styling, the brand’s Pure Vision LED headlamps are now standard across the range. There’s a more prominent grille up front with new chrome trimmings, as well as larger skid plates and revised lower apron.

The rear also features a larger skid plate, replete with additional chrome trims and longer third brake light. The three-dimensional Edge Light tail lamps are unchanged. Other new additions include the new two-tone alloy wheels and Vintage Red metallic paint.

Inside, while things look largely unchanged, there are new soft touch materials and satin inlays to elevate the premium feel. The rear seats now feature a two-stage reclining seat back as standard. In the centre dash rests an updated 8.7-inch R-Link 2 touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionalities. There’s a smaller seven-inch unit that also features Apple CarPlay.

On the safety side of things, the Koleos now gets pedestrian detection function for the Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS). The existing range of safety features continue to be available as well, and that includes adaptive cruise control. Renault has sold over 100,000 units of the Koleos globally in 2018.