Upgraded Renault Duster Likely To Be Pegged At ₹8 Lakh

  • Jul 05, 2019

Leading French carmaker Renault is all set to launch the facelift version of the Duster midsized sports utility vehicle on 8 July. Reports suggest that the car could command an entry-level price of ₹8 lakh, which is exactly the same like the outgoing version. The mid-level and top-end variants could see a minor price hike because of a few extra features.

The upgraded Renault Duster will sport a redesigned grille with chrome wraparounds, along with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), projector headlamps, and roof rails. The car’s other cosmetic changes will include a re-profiled bonnet, a black padded tailgate, reworked front bumpers, and new alloy wheels. The car will also have a new blue colour scheme.

The Duster facelift version will get new seat fabrics and an updated infotainment system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Safety features will include antilock braking system (ABS), dual front airbags, parking sensors, and a speed warning system.

The 2019 Renault Duster is likely to retain the 4-cyliner, 1.5-litre diesel and petrol engines from the outgoing version. The company, however, has not confirmed whether the motors will be BS-VI compliant. The BS-VI emission standard is all set to come into effect from 1 April. The 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 142Nm peak torque and 106PS maximum power. It’s expected to be paired with a 5-speed manual gear system or a continuously variable transmission (CVT) unit. The 6-speed manual gear system or the automated manual transmission (AMT) option for the 1.5-litre diesel unit is expected to be retained.

Renault is expected to carry on with the versions of the Duster from the existing series. No new trim is expected. Some reports, however, suggest that the all-wheel-drive option of the top-end RxZ model could be offered in the RxS trim. The car will continue its rivalry with Nissan Kicks and the Hyundai Creta, among others.



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