The Renault Koleos is a compact SUV which was first presented as a concept car at the Geneva Motorshow in 2000, and then again in 2006 at the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. The Koleos was designed by Renault and developed by Nissan. It is manufactured by Renault Samsung Motors, a subsidiary of Renault, at its Busan plant in South Korea and the South Korean-market variant is sold as the Renault Samsung QM5. A facelifted version of the Koleos is available as of 2011. The Koleos is a new addition to the Renault SUV market, after selling the Scnic RX4 and the Kangoo, but it has never produced a true SUV. A Koleos concept car was shown in the media as long ago as February 2000. The Koleos's body design is based on the Renault Koleos and Renault Egeus concept cars. Some of the Koleos's competitors such as the Citron C-Crosser and the Peugeot 4007 were also presented by the time it was launched. ADAC of Germany awarded five stars to the Koleos in a crash-test done in 2008.
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