Renault on Monday launched a refreshed version of its now-aging Duster SUV. A few changes have been made to its interior and exterior designs, while retaining the same set of engines. The prices are as follows:
Variant Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
RxE Petrol Rs 7.99 lakh
RxS Petrol Rs 9.20 lakh
RxS (O) Petrol CVT Rs 9.99 lakh
85PS Diesel RxE Rs 9.30 lakh
85PS Diesel RxS Rs 9.99 lakh
110PS Diesel RxS Rs 11.20 lakh
110PS Diesel RxZ Rs 12.10 lakh
110PS Diesel RxZ AMT Rs 12.50 lakh
110PS Diesel RxS AWD Rs 12.50 lakh
The Duster has the same 106bhp 1.5-litre petrol engine and 85hp 1.5-litre diesel turbocharged unit. The diesel engine is also available in the higher power output of 110hp.
The petrol variant comes with an option of 5-speed manual or a 6-step CVT automatic gearbox. The 85hp is available with only a 5-speed manual transmission. The 110hp diesel engine gets an AMT gearbox option. The more powerful engine also gets an all-wheel drive (AWD) option in the mid RxS variant.
The refreshed Duster has projector headlamps with LED DRLs, new chromed grille, a bonnet raised to meet pedestrian-protection norms, and other cosmetic changes.
On the inside, there’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, faux-aluminium interior along with body coloured inserts on the dashboard (like the Maruti Ignis).
Safety wise, the Duster now gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist as standard. The automatic and AWD variants get additional ESC and hill-start functionalities.