At your service...
HERE'S a serious carrot for compact sports utility vehicle buyers. Renault is offering new customers of the Koleos compact sports utility vehicle free scheduled servicing for three years.
The Koleos has plenty of family-friendly features and has earned five stars in Euro NCAP safety testing.
It is one of the more fuel-efficient compact SUVs on the market, consuming 8.3 litres per 100km in 2.0-litre turbo-diesel guise.
“We are confident that taking the costs associated with scheduled servicing out of the family budget for three years will have a strong appeal in the market,” Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar said.
“The compact SUV market is very busy and there are so many offers and specifications from which to choose, but we believe that by removing scheduled servicing costs for three years will strike a chord with many buyers.
“The benefits are not only budgetary because by having the vehicle serviced by an authorised Renault dealer will ensure only genuine and approved Renault parts will be fitted, ensuring the ongoing reliability and durability of the vehicle.
“That's good for peace of mind as well as enhancing the resale value of the vehicle at the end of its time with the first owner, providing additional confidence to the second buyer that only the experts have laid a spanner on the vehicle.
“In addition to the security of knowing scheduled servicing costs are covered for the first three years, like all Renaults offered in Australia the Koleos comes with a comprehensive three-year factory warranty and three years' road-side assistance.”
The Renault Koleos range starts from a drive-away price of $29,990 for the manual transmission 4x2 Expression model.
Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes with emergency brake assist and electronic stability program, six airbags, cruise control with speed limiter and a Bluetooth hands-free system.
Further standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a full size alloy spare wheel, fog lights and a chilled glove box.
The Renault Koleos range comprises 4x2 and 4x4 models powered by a gutsy 126kW 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine or a 320 Nm high-torque, low-consumption 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.