The 2019 Renault Duster has formally gone on sale in India, priced at Rs. 7.99 lakh to Rs. 12.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The facelifted Duster comes with a bunch of beauty modifications together with a spread of recent and up to date options. That is the second main facelift for the Duster SUV in India, and it is anticipated to maintain the Duster model related till Renault is prepared with the third-generation mannequin, which can arrive in 2023. And though the next-gen mannequin shall be petrol solely, the 2019 Renault Duster facelift continues to return in each petrol and diesel engine choices.
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|Renault Duster||Ex showroom worth|
|RxE Petrol||Rs. 7.99 lakh|
|RxS Petrol||Rs. 9.19 lakh|
|RxS Possibility Petrol CVT||Rs. 9.99 lakh|
|RxE 85 PS Diesel||Rs. 9.29 lakh|
|RXS 85 PS Diesel||Rs. 9.99 lakh|
|RXS 110 PS Diesel||Rs. 11.19 lakh|
|RXZ 110 PS Diesel||Rs. 12.09 lakh|
|RXZ 110 PS Diesel AMT||Rs. 12.49 lakh|
|RXS Possibility 110 PS Diesel AWD||Rs. 12.49 lakh|
Saying the launch of the 2019 Duster facelift, Venkatram Mamillapalle, Nation CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations stated, “We now have a transparent aim of rising the Renault model in India. In direction of this, we’re strategically strengthening our product vary, increasing our community attain and initiating pioneering measures to make sure buyer delight. Duster performs a pivotal position in our product portfolio and has the widest providing within the section, enabling us to cater to evolving buyer wants. We’re assured that the brand new Duster will resonate nicely with discerning Indian prospects.”
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Visually, the facelifted Renault Duster borrows its styling cues from the brand new, Euro-spec Dacia Duster, which is basically evident from the brand new three-slat chrome entrance grille, referred to as the brand new tri-winged full chrome grille. It is flanked by a set of all-new headlamps outfitted with each projector lights and LED daytime operating lamps. The SUV additionally will get new twin tone physique color entrance bumper which options muscular skid plates and black housings on both finish with new spherical foglamps. One of many primary visible highlights is the brand new 16-inch Everest Diamond Minimize alloy wheels, together with different visible bits just like the kayak roof rails, physique colored ORVM, matte black tailgate embellisher and Waterfall LED back lights. The Renault Duster facelift is now additionally provided in two new color choices – ‘Caspian Blue’ and ‘Mahogany Brown’.
The cabin has additionally gone via a bunch of modifications, together with the brand new Midnight black inside theme. The dashboard has been closely restyled, that includes a brand new three-spoke steering wheel with soft-touch buttons for music, telephony and Cruise Management amongst others. The SUV additionally will get a brand new centre console with shiny silver inserts on both aspect and new central air-con vents with chrome bezels. The dashboard additionally options the Duster lettering on the entrance passenger aspect with a brand new blue styling factor. The inside door panels are soft-touch materials and include distinction Blue stitching that can be seen on the leatherette seats.
Renault has additionally added ice blue graphics for the instrument cluster with a multi-information show (MID) unit providing all automobile info. The gizmo record additionally features a 7-inch touchscreen show with MediaNAV Evolution that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition and EcoGuide – a system that displays driving patterns and offers tips to enhance effectivity. Different options embrace a totally computerized local weather management, illuminated and cooled glovebox and extra. In truth, the brand new Duster presents a spread of 38 completely different classes of modern equipment. As for security options, the up to date Duster is compliant with BNCAP entrance, aspect & pedestrian crash norms and adheres to the brand new, extra stringent security norms. It additionally comes with ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder & pace alert as commonplace, together with elective bits like – Reverse Parking Digital camera, Digital Stability Program (ESP) and Hill-Begin Help.
Underneath the hood, the 2019 Renault Duster options the identical 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, however not like what we had anticipated they’re nonetheless BS4 compliant. The petrol engine is tuned to churn out 105 bhp and develop 142 Nm of peak torque and comes mated to a 5-speed handbook and an elective CVT computerized transmission. The 1.5-litre oil burner, alternatively, continues to return in two states of tune – 84 bhp and 108 bhp, creating 200 Nm and 245 Nm of peak torque respectively. Whereas the 84 bhp model comes with a 5-speed handbook gearbox as commonplace, the 108 bhp mannequin comes with a 6-speed handbook and an elective AMT (automated handbook transmission) unit. The Duster continues to be the one SUV in its section to supply an all-wheel drive (AWD) system.