New Renault Koleos 2020 pricing and spec detailed: Mazda CX-5 rival scores limited-run Black Edition

Renault Australia has rolled out the limited-run Koleos Black Edition with a number of equipment enhancements priced at $36,990 drive-away.

Building on the Zen grade, which starts at $35,990 before on-road costs, Renault claims it has added $3000 worth of extra equipment to the Black Edition, including 19-inch dark-grey alloy wheels, and gloss-black finishes to the roof rails, door mirrors, side steps and interior trim.

Despite the name, three exterior colours are available – white, grey or black – all with metallic finishes.

However, a key aspect of the Black Edition’s appeal might be its exclusivity, with just 400 units available.

With the Zen variant as its base, the Black Edition will also come standard with a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility and satellite navigation, full-sized spare wheel, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, heated front seats, and rear privacy glass.

Safety systems include autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, and reversing camera.

Powering the Black Edition is a 126kW/226Nm 2.5-litre petrol engine, which send drive to the front axle via a continuously variable automatic transmission.

As with all new Renault models, the Koleos Black edition comes with a seven-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, in addition to five year’s capped price servicing and roadside assist.