Renault Duster Overview
First introduced in 2012, Renault Duster instantly became the honeybunch SUV in the country. In fact, the introduction of Renault Duster started off the compact SUV segment in the subcontinent. Renault ruled the space until its tough competitor Ford EcoSport entered the segment. So after completing its 4 years of lifespan and as the competition started heating up with the advent of Hyundai Creta, Renault introduced Duster facelift in 2016 to give it a new lease of life. Getting almost 32 styling and mechanical changes, Duster facelift was debuted at the Auto Expo 2016. Renault has recently showcased its next-generation Duster at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. While the launch date for the model has not yet revealed. Along with the styling changes, new Duster boasts more premium feel inside the cabin along with higher equipment level. Renault Duster in Tryaldrive
Renault Duster Exterior
Renault has retained the exterior design language of the previous Duster model, and the new Duster does not get any exterior changes. It features nicely carved out wheel arches with stylish steel or alloy wheels, while the AWD version gets stunning gun metal grey alloy wheels. It offers chrome or black door handles and ORVMs depending on variants, large windscreen, defogger, chrome garnished huge tailgate, dual color bumpers, chrome satin skid plate, a large chrome grille and stylized large headlights.”boot and fuel lid as with remote and adjustable headrest as no and system issue is there.
Renault Duster Interior
Renault has given a fresh round of updates to the cabin in order to make it a lot more user-friendly. There are new black and chocolaty brown plastics all over along with more silver highlights and chrome detailing that has certainly spruced up the cabin. The center console has also been given a more gloss plastic treatment. The controls for ORVMs which were under the handbrake have now been moved to a new practical position on the driver’s side. The new fabric seats with dual texture now offer a sense of richness and front pair getting an armrest for additional comfort. The coziness of the front and rear seats remain intact. The plenty of head, shoulder and leg room shows that the seats still offer a great deal of support. The new Renault Duster gets the much needed automatic climate control feature along with new controls for AC.
The functionality of the MediaNav touchscreen infotainment has been enhanced with voice recognition feature for paired iPhones. The same touchscreen now gives visuals for rear parking camera. The enormous boot space of 475 litres is certainly a boon for those who are looking to take this vehicle on long tours. Other features in the car include cruise control, multi-information display, steering mounted controls, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat and multi-driving modes.
Renault Duster Performance
The quality and able SUV’s petrol version is equipped with a 1.5 litre 4 cylinder DOHC petrol engine of 1498 cc displacement. The petrol engine produces a max power of 104.5 bhp at 5600 rpm and a peak torque of 142 Nm at 4000 rpm. This engine comes paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. On the other hand, the diesel version is powered by a 1.5-litre dCi engine of 1461 cc displacement and is offered in two states of tune – a 83.8 bhp of power at 3750 rpm with a peak torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm, and a 108.4 bhp of power at 4000 rpm with 245 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. The tuned down diesel engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, whereas the 108.4 bhp powered engine is offered with a 6-speed manual and an AMT, while off-road lovers can also opt for an AWD setup.
Unlike some of the counterparts, Duster uses a modern monocoque shell construction for chassis which makes it light and efficient. The Duster SUV’s 85 PS diesel version offers the fuel efficiency of up to 19.87 Kmpl, while the 110 PS version offers a mileage of around 19.64 Kmpl. On the other hand, the petrol version of the SUV delivers the fuel efficiency of up to 13.05 Kmpl. While the Diesel variant (110PS) that comes equipped with an AWD (All Wheel Drive) transmission, promises to offer the most impressive fuel efficiency of 19.72kmpl.
Renault Duster Driving
The suspension, as usual, goes about its business in a quiet and serene manner. The car is able to filter out sharp bumps without breaking any sweat. The ride is so composed that passengers won’t be able to tell the size of the potholes they just glided over. Even at high speeds, the car feels unruffled and free from upheavals. Duster has one of the best suspensions on our roads and the inclusion of AMT just makes it better.
The vehicle comes equipped with ventilated disc brakes for its front wheels, while its rear wheels are fitted with drum brakes. The SUV range comes with many advanced safety features including ABS with EBD & rapid deceleration warning, seat belt reminder, brake assist system, engine immobilizer, rear defogger, rear washer and wiper with timer, fog lamps, hill start assist, EPS, anti slip regulation, twin airbags, rear parking sensors, etc. Some of the passive safety features that protect the occupants like speed sensing auto door locks and impact sensing auto door unlock. To protect the engine during extreme off-roading, there’s an engine guard too.
Renault Duster Cost in Mumbai
Renault Duster Ex-Showroom Price in Mumbai ranges from 8,68,645/- (Duster RxE Petrol) to 13,93,639/- (Duster RxZ Diesel 110PS 4×2 MT). Get best offers for Renault Duster from Renault Dealers in Mumbai. Check for Duster price in Mumbai at Carzprice
Renault Duster Conclusion
While Duster fans in India have to patiently wait until the end of 2018 to get their hands on this all-new model – it will surely be worth the wait as the new model retains the virtues of the first-generation Duster, while greatly improving on its shortcomings at the same time. It looks good, drives well, sports a far better interior, and is expected to be priced competitively given the fact it cannot overlap with the more premium Captur. Let’s hope Renaut does not push its Indian launch any further.