Renault's all-new Koleos mid-size SUV is being previewed in a couple of unofficial renders ahead of next year's launch.

Renault's all-new Koleos mid-size SUV is being previewed in a couple of unofficial renders ahead of next year's launch.

The Kadjar is about to receive a bigger brother as Renault will finally replace the aging Koleos with an all-new model which they say will be considerably more upscale. Cavalino decided to render the mid-size high-riding model using the latest batch of spy shots and also infusing some of the Talisman's cues. It's bound to go on sale in the second half of next year and will essentially be Renault's version of the Nissan X-Trail but obviously with an entirely different design both inside and out.

Expect the overhauled Koleos to be more than 5 meters long so it will be significantly bigger than the aforementioned Kadjar which has an overall length of 4.45 meters. Renault is thinking about whether a seven-seat layout is necessary taking into account they sell the seven-seat Espace, but one possible solution to this problem is to sell the seven-seat Koleos in those markets where the Espace is not available.

Renault has already announced the second-gen Koleos will be sold in Asia and Australia while a decision regarding an European launch is still pending. The model is being developed in China where it will be locally produced and chances are Samsung will also be in charge of assembly in South Korea where the model will be known as the QM5.

Special thanks go to Cavalino for sending us the renders!

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