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Koleos named 4x4 of 2008


Renault’s newly launched Koleos compact 4x4, its first-ever SUV, is already making waves in Europe

Planet 4x4 magazine has named it the 2008 4x4 of the Year. It also outgunned the Honda CR-V, Ford Kuga and VW Tiguan to be the magazine’s Compact SUV of the year and Best Newcomer.

The magazine lauded the Koleos’ combination of off- and on-road ability, versatile interior and loadspace, high equipment level and good build quality.

“It’s breadth of talents is vastly impressive,” said Planet 4x4 editor, Alan Kidd. “It’s excellent to drive in all conditions, and its convenience and usability put almost every other SUV in the shade.

“Renault has come from nowhere to make the best, most relevant 4x4 on the market. The Koleos does everything well and most things exceptionally; it’s a great all-round vehicle at an honest, value-for-money price.

”This is a new benchmark for all SUV manufacturers and a vehicle that’s every inch the 4x4 of 2008.”

Click here to read our review of the Renault Koleos

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