Renault Lends 2019 Duster Refreshed Styling, New Features

  • Jul 09, 2019

French automobile major Renault has lent a refreshed styling and added several new features to the 2019 Duster mid-compact sports utility vehicle (SUV). The car commands an ex-showroom price between ₹8 lakh to ₹12.50 lakh. Renault has discontinued a number of variants from the Duster series and has added a few new trims.

Besides the fascia which sports changes to the car’s bonnet, bumper, and grille, the 2019 Duster has an additional black cladding at the back. The 16-inch alloy wheels now have a new dual-tone multi-spoke design. The car is being offered in the Mahogany Brown and Caspian Blue shades.

Renault has also updated the standard safety features in the new Duster. The car now has antilock braking system (ABD) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), dual front airbags, automatic climate control, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and rear parking sensors. The higher models of the 2019 Duster gets hill-start assist and an electronic stability programme.

The cabin of the new Duster too sports a refreshed look. It has a new steering wheel on the lines of the Renault Triber. The dashboard of the Duster has been rearranged. It now has a lesser number of storage spaces compared to the outgoing version. Rear AC vents have been introduced inside the cabin. The company has updated the daytime running lights (DRLs) and the headlamps. The low beam now has projectors while the high beam has a multi-reflector setup.

Renault has retained the engine options for the Duster from its earlier version. The car is hauled by the 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines. The petrol unit produces 106PS maximum power and 142Nm peak torque. The diesel motor is available in two states of tuning, producing 85PS and 200Nm, and 110PS and 245Nm respectively.

The Renault Duster competes with the Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, and the Hyundai Creta in its segment.


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