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Renault Duster 2016-2019

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Things We Like in Duster 2016-2019
  • Outstanding ride quality, offers a comfortable ride on any road condition
  • Balanced handling and dynamics, remains stable at high speed too
  • Safety features are up to the mark, it gets dual airbags, ABS, EBD, BA, ESP, and hill-hold control
Things We Dont Like in Duster 2016-2019
  • AMT is quite jerky and suffers from slow gearshifts
  • No third row of seats, one can buy a seven-seater SUV at the same price tag
  • Duster is poor in terms of NVH insulation. Engine, wind, and road noise peeps into the cabin

Renault Duster 2016-2019 Colors

Duster 2016-2019 is available in 7 different colors - Amazon Green, Pearl White, Moonlight Silver, Galaxy Black, Comet Grey, Woodland Brown and Cayenne Orange.

  • Amazon Green

  • Pearl White

  • Moonlight Silver

  • Galaxy Black

  • Comet Grey

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Watch latest video reviews of Renault Duster 2016-2019 to know about its interiors, exteriors, performance, mileage and more.

Review of Duster 2016-2019

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Overview

First introduced in 2012, Renault Duster instantly became the honeybunch SUV in the country. In fact, the introduction of Renault Duster started off the compact SUV segment in the subcontinent. Renault ruled the space until its tough competitor Ford EcoSport entered the segment. So after completing its 4 years of lifespan and as the competition started heating up with the advent of Hyundai Creta, Renault introduced Duster facelift in 2016 to give it a new lease of life. Getting almost 32 styling and mechanical changes, Duster facelift was debuted at the Auto Expo 2016. Renault has recently showcased its next-generation Duster at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. While the launch date for the model has not yet revealed. Along with the styling changes, new Duster boasts more premium feel inside the cabin along with higher equipment level.
The all-new Renault Duster is built on CMO10 and T4 E&E platform. In terms of looks, its basic design remains intact, but the stylistic updates provided across the vehicle helped it look fresh. The new twin-slat pattern for the radiator grille and square headlights now gets more intricate detailing. The higher dose of silver cladding with bumpy scuff plates at the front and rear enhance the SUVs outer appeal. The back gets new rear view mirrors with turn indicators, reworked tail lamps with distinctive S-shape LED signature, and brake lights, all the elements have uplifted the overall looks of the SUV. On the side, Duster gets new black alloy wheels.
Renault Duster is available in 7 different colour patterns they are Fiery Red, Slate Grey, Pearl White, Outback Bronze, Woodland Brown, Cayenne Orange and Fiery Red, Pearl Galaxy Black.
Interiors too have been improved in the new 2016 Duster, numerous changes have been done inside the cabin to make the passengers feel cozy. The Duster is spacious and comes with comfortable seats. The dashboard gets the shiny piano black finishing on the center console along with the new controls for the AC and added comfort of automatic climate control. Duster also gets the new MediaNAV touchscreen infotainment unit with rearview camera along with Bluetooth connectivity. The car carries over most of the interiors from the predecessor with a few exceptions including all power windows with anti-pinch and multi-functional steering wheel.
In terms of specifications, Duster carries over the same engines from the older model. The thing that has been changed is that Duster now comes with automatic transmission option. Its line-up is same with the 1.5L diesel and 1.6L petrol engines. The diesel mill comes in two states of tunes; the one produces 85PS/200Nm while the other pumps out 110PS/240Nm of torque. The petrol engine produces 106PS and generates peak torque of 145Nm. Duster is perhaps the only car in the segment that features 6-speed AMT.
Coming to its safety aspects, ABS and EBD is offered on all the variants except the base diesel. While ISOFIX child seat mounting points are standard across the model. Currently, Renault Duster lock horns against Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross and Nissan Terrano in the segment.
Renault Duster is available in five different variants such as STD, RXS, RXL, RXZ and RXS CVT. The pricing of the duster has been kept competitive so as to please the buyers against its counterparts. The base model is priced at Rs. 7.95 lakh while the top spec model is available at Rs. 12.79 lakh. The top selling model diesel RXZ AMT is tagged at Rs. 12.33 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Interior

Renault has given a fresh round of updates to the cabin in order to make it a lot more user-friendly. There are new black and chocolaty brown plastics all over along with more silver highlights and chrome detailing that has certainly spruced up the cabin. The center console has also been given a more gloss plastic treatment.
The controls for ORVMs which were under the handbrake have now been moved to a new practical position on the driver’s side. The new fabric seats with dual texture now offer a sense of richness and front pair getting an armrest for additional comfort. The coziness of the front and rear seats remain intact. The plenty of head, shoulder and leg room shows that the seats still offer a great deal of support. The new Renault Duster gets the much needed automatic climate control feature along with new controls for AC.
The functionality of the MediaNav touchscreen infotainment has been enhanced with voice recognition feature for paired iPhones. The same touchscreen now gives visuals for rear parking camera. The enormous boot space of 475 litres is certainly a boon for those who are looking to take this vehicle on long tours. Other features in the car include cruise control, multi-information display, steering mounted controls, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat and multi-driving modes.

Exterior

When it comes to basic design and looks, there are no changes. However, the company has given several tweaks here and there to give it a distinct look from the earlier model. The square-shaped blacked out headlights now gets more detailing that makes it look futuristic. The grille design has completely revamped with new twin-slat chrome one which is better styled than the previous version. The car also gets chunky scuff plates and heavily brushed silver cladding at the front as well as on the rear that does add to the aggressive SUV credentials.
The most evident change in the side profile is in the form of new black alloys. While the new alloys look plainer, they lend altogether a different appearance when they are in motion. The turn indicators are now an integral part of ORVMs which are electrically foldable. The rear portion is also revised with new S-shaped signature LED making way into the tail lamp cluster. Overall, the changes are subtle but give a youthful touch to the car.

Mileage Running Cost

The engines being offered in Duster are tried and tested and known for their excellent fuel economy. The 85PS variant can return a mileage of 19.87kmpl while the fuel efficiency of 110PS version for both manual and AMT variants stands at 19.6 kmpl. The 1.5L petrol engine is able to make ARAI certified 14.19kmpl for a liter of fuel.

Comfort Suspension

The suspension, as usual, goes about its business in a quiet and serene manner. The car is able to filter out sharp bumps without breaking any sweat. The ride is so composed that passengers won’t be able to tell the size of the potholes they just glided over.
Even at high speeds, the car feels unruffled and free from upheavals. Duster has one of the best suspensions on our roads and the inclusion of AMT just makes it better.

Engine Performance

Duster, as usual, is being offered in 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines. The petrol engine makes 106PS and max torque of 142Nm with the option of both manual and 6-speed X-tronic CVT gearbox. On the other hand, the diesel engine comes in two states of tunes; 85PS and 110PS paired to 5-speed and 6-speed manual gearbox respectively.
Duster’s off-road capability needs no introduction as the car has been crafted to conquer rough roads with ease. However, when it comes to commuting in the city, the vehicles also scores brownie points, especially the AMT version which doesn’t let down the car in stop/go traffic conditions.

Braking Safety

The braking system installed in the car doesn’t disappoint at all. The bite force instills confidence in the driver. The AWD system itself has immense capabilities to take you through any terrains. Further, in the safety department, Duster has been bestowed with dual airbags, ABS and EBD, ESP, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and reverse parking sensors.

User Reviews of Renault Duster 2016-2019

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Based on 64 Review(s)
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