Renault India has introduced a
new generation Duster which boasts of superior engineering, all-new safety and
comfort features and improved fuel efficiency, made possible by several
technical and design enhancements. The new range starts at Rs. 8.30 lakh (Delhi
The New Generation Duster
features evolved electrical and electronics architecture and a new “CMO10”
engine compartment enabling a superior driving experience with good acceleration
and low end torque for better drivability. The New Generation Duster is also
built to be compatible with future regulation and its high ground clearance of
205mm adds to the practicality of the SUV.
The vehicle comes with all new
comfort features including an arm rest, a gear shift indicator and a new multi
information display with service reminders. It also includes a segment first
ECO mode feature, cruise control & speed limiter, new steering column, new
instrument cluster and a speed sensitive door lock for better safety. The
interiors have also been refreshed with a soft touch dashboard, new fabric
upholstery and a quieter cabin to better the drive experience.
Delivering almost 110bhp, the
vehicle gives a mileage of 19.64kmpl while the mileage of the 85bhp variant is
19.87kmpl. Driving in the ECO mode delivers upto 10pc higher fuel economy by
balancing power and torque delivery in the vehicle.
The New Generation Duster will
be available in both petrol and diesel engine options with choice of two diesel
engines and a powerful petrol engine. For the more powerful diesel variant it
will use the reliable and fuel efficient 1.5 K9K, dCi (common rail direct
injection) diesel engine delivering 110bhp@4000RPM and peak torque of 245 Nm@1750RPM.
The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. This is matched by a fuel
efficiency of 19.64 kmpl, which is most effective in the eco mode.
The New Generation Duster RxE,
RxL Diesel variant with its 1.5 dCi K9K engine will produce 85bhp@3750rpm and
200 Nm@1750RPM of peak torque with fuel efficiency of 19.87 kmpl.
The powerful petrol variant
uses the 1.6 K4M engine. It produces a maximum power of 104bhp @5750 rpm and
148 Nm@3750 RPM peak torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It
has a fuel efficiency of 13.24 Kmpl.
The New Generation Duster also
comes with safety features starting with the monocoque body, ABS with EBD and
brake assist, dual front airbags, rear defogger and a rear wiper and washer
with timer. Other progressive features which contribute to the styling and
comfort of the car include a sporty instrument cluster and upholstery, a new
improved soft-touch dashboard which accentuates the superior quality and adds a
regal touch to the car, multi-information display panel which comes with
several smart features including a service reminder, real time fuel efficiency
display, distance to empty warning, and average speed.