Moderate and sensible in nearly every metric, despite initial clashes with some of its foibles like the rubber-band acceleration of its CVT gearbox, the high fuel consumption and a lack of a powered tailgate, our long-term test Renault Koleos SUV is dutifully growing on me as life with it continues.

Even the engine has loosened up nicely after 10,000km, better urge from the 2.5l naturally-aspirated lump now being realized. And there has been no fault whatsoever reported by its on-board engine management.

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