Recent spy shots of a heavily camouflaged SUV were previously thought to be a test mule for the next-generation Nissan Murano, but we can confirm that the prototype in question is actually the production version of Renault’s Koleos concept SUV. Due to hit the market early next year, Renault’s new SUV will borrow technology from the Nissan Qashqai and will be produced by Samsung at a plant in South Korea.

Part of the car’s development was handled by teams in Asia, where a rebadged version will be sold as the Samsung QMX. Nissan will provide the 4WD system, which can send 100% of torque to the rear wheels if the system detects any slip but in normal conditions it will remain FWD.

Posing as a genuine off-roader, the new Koleos is expected to pick up safety features such as Hill Down Control (HDC) and Hill Start Assist (HAS), as well as 200mm ground clearance with front and rear aluminum protective skid plates.

As part of Renault’s push to make its lineup upscale, base models of the Koleos are expected to feature 19in wheels and a 180hp 2.0L diesel engine. Click ahead for several spy images of the new Koleos over at Sweden’s Auto Motor and Sport.