23 May 2017
Renault India, one of the country’s fastest growing automobile brands, launched the new Duster petrol range with CVT (Continuously Variable Timing) transmission today.The New Duster petrolrange which is equipped with the 1.5LH4K petrol powertraincomprises of superior engineering, styling, safety and comfort features.
The New Dusterpetrol range is equipped with the efficient 1.5L H4K petrol powertrain in the manual transmission (MT), and is available in two trim levels – RXE and RXL, offered at an introductory starting price of INR. 8.59 Lakh (ex-Chandigarh). Along with this, the new Duster CVT, equipped with the X-Tronic automatic gearboxin the 1.5L H4K petrol powertrain, available in the RXS trim, is offered at an introductory price of INR 10.42 Lakh(ex-Chandigarh). Duster CVT comes with easy selection drive modes– P (Park), R (Reverse), N (Neutral), D (Drive) and a 6 speed manual mode option.
THE NEW DUSTER PETROL RANGE: OFFERING UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE, DRIVEABILITY AND EFFICIENCY
Enabling the comfort of a sedan and the performance of an SUV, the New Duster petrolrange along with theCVTofferingis powered by an efficient 1.5L H4K(Multi Point Injection) engine, delivering a combination of high performance and anexcellentfuel efficiency.CVT is a “stepless” transmission system and uses a pulley to shift between gears.The CVT is very smooth in operation and it can automatically select the most suitable transmission gear ratio. Itdelivers better fuel efficiency than an automatic while offering seamless driving performance and smooth shifts when accelerating and decelerating. With superior comfort, high driving position and 205mm of ground clearance, the new Dusterpetrol range is capable of cruising through the toughest of terrains. The special ECO Mode, available on the RXL MT and RXS CVT variants helps balance power with fuel economy for better performance, enabling less fuel consumption.
The CVT is currently offered with 2WD and a 6-speed manual mode is also offered in the vehicle. The Renault Duster CVT petrol, powered by the new 16 valves 4 cylinder 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that produces 106 PS at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The Duster X-Tronic CVT delivers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 14.99 kmpl.
In the manual transmission, the new Renault Duster with the petrol powertrain, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission is powered by the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit that produces 106 PS at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It delivers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 14.19 kmpl.
THE NEW DUSTER CVT X-TRONIC GEARBOX
The New Duster CVT comes equipped with the efficient X-Tronic CVT automatic gearbox. It is also more fun to drive with no shift shock during acceleration. The New Duster CVT X- Tronic gearbox is characterized by easy selection of drive modes – P(park), R (reverse), N (Neutral), D (Drive)and a 6 speed manual mode option. It offers the best combination of power output and fuel efficiency from the engine. It is quick to accelerate and delivers smooth transitions at different speeds due to infinite gear ratios (in automatic mode).
THE NEW DUSTER PETROL RANGE: THE DNA OF A TRUE SUV
MODERN EXTERIOR LOOKS:The new Renault petrol range stands out as a stylish and sturdy SUV, with appealing looks that convey both solidity and dynamism. The exterior design of thenew Duster petrol range is striking, reflecting its iconic SUV appeal. Thenew Duster petrol range in MT variants enhances the exterior looks with a dual winged front grillewhile the CVT variant flaunts an all new shiny black dual winged front grille. Other exterior styling enhancements include the new dual-tone body coloured front bumper, side decals, tailgate decal,black door side sill,waterfall LED tail lamps, Hawk Eye cluster headlamps, Firefly Fog lamps. The new ORVM’s in black and body coloured is available in RXE and RXL trim while it is available in Carbon cubic print in RXS trim. ORVMs with turn indicators are available only in RXL and RXS trim levels.The 16” GunMetal Finish Alloy wheels is available only in the CVT variant.
Besides, the new black KayakRoof Railswith Duster branding enhances the sporty appeal of the rugged and iconic SUV. The new Dusterpetrol rangeis available in all new colour -Red which further accentuates its imposing macho SUV look. It is also available in six other colours – Pearl white, Slate grey, Woodland brown, Bronze Dore, Silver, Orange cayenne.
PLUSH INTERIORS: The new Duster rangeboasts of a crimson-black Interior theme with a sporty double spacer fabric for the CVT variant, and cedarwood-black Interiortheme withwoven and diagonal woven seat Fabric for the MT variants. The new seat fabric upholstery lends a stylish and sophisticated feel, while maintaining the vehicle’s sportiness. The centre fascia gets a dark chrome finish. Thedoor trim and grab handle gets a decorative strip of silver grey for the MT variants while the CVT gets a sporty red finish. The door handle gets a black finish across all the variants.The design of the door panels contributes to the cabin’s modern feel, thanks to the smart handles and decorative trim strips. All these interior enhancements perfectly complement the assertive outdoorSUV character of the vehicle. The overall design, both exterior and interior, is a pure impression of style and sturdiness in the bodywork.
OUTSTANDING RIDE & HANDLING:Offers high levels of comfort and control in all driving conditions, owing to a finely tuned suspension set-up – Front: Independent Mac Pherson strut with coil spring and Rear: Trailing arm with coil springs & double acting shock absorber.
UNCOMPROMISING SAFETY: In terms of safety essentials, the New Duster petrol rangecomprises of a host of active and passive safety features including ABS, EBD with brake assist, rapid deceleration warning,engine immobiliser, remote central locking, driver Airbags in MT variants, driver and passenger airbags in CVT variant, ESP& Hill start assist in CVT variant. In addition, rear defogger, rear wiper and washer, driver seat belt reminder, speed sensitive door locking and impact sensing door unlock are some of the standard safety enhancements available in RXLand RXS variants.
ABS combined with EBD and brake assist offer better control in emergency braking situations while the driver and passenger airbags provide extra protection in the event of a collision.
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE: The new Duster petrol range offers ingenious comfort and convenience for the customers. Some of the standard features include the air conditioner with heater, keyless entry with remote, power windows with illuminated switches (front and rear), tilt adjustable power steering, versatile rear parcel shelf with storage space, digital clock, passenger vanity mirror, rear seat armrest with cup-holders, front reading lamps and one touch turn indicator. Other best-in-class customer-friendly features include –
- Steering mounted audio and phone controls (in Duster RXL MT and Duster RXS CVT)
- Rear reading lamps (in Duster RXL MT and Duster RXS CVT)
- Gear shift indicator (in Duster RXL MT)
- ECO mode (in Duster RXL MT and Duster RXS CVT)
- Electrically adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors (in Duster RXL MT and Duster RXS CVT)
- On-board trip computer with multi-information display (in Duster RXL MT and Duster RXS CVT)
o AVG. & Real time Fuel Consumption; Distance to empty; Average Speed; Outside Ambient Temperature; 4 Speakers (in Duster RXL MT)
- Integrated 7″ touch screen and audio system without NAV (in Duster RXS CVT)
o MP3/AM/FM Support; BLUETOOTH® for Audio and Telephone Control; USB & Aux-in; Smartphone Voice Recognition (iOS only); 4 Speakers
Renault created an all new segment in the Indian automotive industry with Duster, which has continued to dominate the Indian roads sellingover 1.6 lakh units in India since its launch. Setting the benchmark for perfection, RenaultDuster has firmly achieved the status of being a cult product in the Indian automobile industry.The Duster is also one of the best-selling SUV’s world-wide being marketed in over 100 countries and manufactured in 5 countries.
Bookings for the New Duster petrol range in both MT and CVT versions havecommenced across dealerships. Bookings can be made either at the dealerships or through the Renault DUSTER App, which is downloadable from the Google Playstore.