Renault reveals 2019 Duster with 25 new features at Rs 799,000

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 08 Jul 2019

Renault India has updated the Duster with the new tri-winged full chrome grille, new dual tone body colour front bumper which features muscular skid plates, new signature projector headlamps with LED DRLs, new R16 'Everest Diamond Cut' alloy wheels. The new Duster offers a high ground clearance of 205mm while the AWD version offers a ground clearance of 210mm along with high approach and departure angles to accommodate Indian road conditions and consumer preferences.

According to Renault India, the Kayak roof rails, body coloured ORVM, matt­e black tailgate embellisher and waterfall LED tail lamps further accentuate the new Duster's dynamic stance. The new edition also offers two new exterior body colour options for customers to choose from - ‘Caspian Blue’ and ‘Mahogany Brown’.

The new car comes with ‘Midnight Black’ interiors, blue glazed seats, new style Renault steering wheel with soft touch butt­ons, dual tone centre fascia with soft-touch dashboard and door trims along with comfort features like ‘Cruise Control’ with speed limiter. The update also includes ice blue graphic instrument cluster with multi-information display.

The new Renault Duster comes with the fully integrated 17.64 cm touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition and EcoGuide – a system that monitors driving patterns and provides guidelines to improve efficiency. The new Duster offers ARKAMYS’ audio system with 4 speakers and new 2 front tweeters for enhanced sound output. It is also equipped with fully automatic climate control which adjusts the air flow inside the cabin and ensures the most comfortable temperature. 

The new Renault Duster is said to be compliant with BNCAP front, side and pedestrian crash norms and is compliant with safety features stipulated by the Indian authorities. It is equipped with a host of active and passive safety features like Antilock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder & speed alert. All these safety features are standard across all versions of the new Renault Duster. Features such as Reverse Parking Camera, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hill-Start Assist enhance the SUV capability of Duster. 

Venkatram Mamillapalle, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations said, “We have a clear goal of growing the Renault brand in India. Towards this, we are strategically strengthening our product range, expanding our network reach and initiating pioneering measures to ensure customer delight. Duster plays a pivotal role in our product portfolio and has the widest offering in the segment, enabling us to cater to evolving customer needs. We are confident that the new Duster will resonate well with discerning Indian customers.”

The 1.5-litre petrol version offers 106 PS of maximum power and maximum torque of 142 Nm and is tuned to deliver a smooth drive, both within and beyond city limits. Mated with the X-tronic CVT gearshift, the 1.5 litre petrol engine offers the best of both worlds - enhanced performance with superior mileage. The Renault Duster petrol is also available in a 5-speed manual transmission version.

The new Renault Duster comes with the dci 1.5-litre diesel engine and offers a choice of two power outputs: 110 PS and 85 PS with a torque of 245 Nm and 200 Nm respectively. The powerful 110 PS variants has a 6-speed manual transmission with gear ratios perfectly matched to the engine’s output. The 85 PS version features a 5-speed manual transmission that gives best drive in stop-and-go traffic conditions and delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency.

The base variant, that is RXE Petrol, starts at Rs 799,000 while the top of the line variant, the RXS Option 110 Ps Diesel AWD retails at Rs 12 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom India.

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