UPDATE: Launch now confirmed for 4th July
Sources close to Gaadi.com report, that Renault India will be launching the new Duster SUV on June 26th, 2012. The Renault Duster was first showcased at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The Duster follows the Pulse small car which comes form the Nissan family of small hatchbacks. The Fluence on the other hand was the first, standalone Renault product to make its way into India. The Duster will soon join the bandwagon of entry-level SUVs in India along with the Koleos which is placed as a premium SUV.
The SUV is expected to be offered at a highly competitive price with the Mahindra XUV500 being its biggest rival. Similarly, Ford is also gearing-up for the launch of the EcoSport which again will take on both the XUV500 and the Duster. Meanwhile, the Duster will be powered by 1.5 DCi diesel engine in two states of tune. A petrol engine could also be on offer on the entry-level variant. For the time being then, the breaking news is about the launch of the Duster which happens on 26th of June.
Stay tuned for more on this.