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#50 of 55 Renault Koleos/QM5
Nov 22, 2007 (3:35 am)
Renault Samsumg Motors., the South Korean affiliate of French automaker Renault, unveiled Monday (Nov. 19) its first ever SUV, the QM5 which will go on sale in the domestic market from early December. The same car but with a different grille will also be available under the Renault brand as the Koleos in 2008. The QM5 is based on the underpinnings of the Nissan Qashqai crossover which has proven quite successful in Europe. This is the news.
How can a company in the US import such a vehicle? It has supper off-road and on-road characteristics by the use of a switch (on/off). When it is ‘on’ all the AWD and front and rear suspension are affected electronically.
#51 of 55 Re: Renault Koleos/QM5 [batman47]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 22, 2007 (7:48 am)
They can only import it by building it to USA Federal specification. I suppose they could sneak a few in as museum pieces or race cars.
#52 of 55 Re: Renault Koleos/QM5 [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 22, 2007 (5:21 pm)
Perhaps the same could be said for cars imported into Europe (specifications). The reliability of American cars is just appalling.