9 July 2019
Renault, the number one European brand in India,has launched the all new Duster today. With its proven strength to handle any challenge on Indian roads, the new Duster, equipped with 25 brand new features and technology enhancements, will set a new benchmark. Duster’saggressive exteriors, elegant interiors and advanced equipmentreiterates Renault’s commitment for setting new standards in the SUV segment.
“We have a clear goal of growing the Renault brand in India. Towards this, we are strategically strengthening ourproduct range, expanding our network reach and initiating pioneering measures to ensure customer delight. Duster plays a pivotal role in our product portfolio and has the widest offering in the segment,enabling us to cater to evolving customer needs. We are confident thatthe new Duster will resonate well with discerning Indian customers,” said Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations.
ALL NEW RENAULT DUSTER: ICONIC AND BOLD
Together with its global styling cues, the designing of the new Renault Duster accounts for Indian conditions and consumers’ preferences. The iconic new Renault DUSTER looksbolder with the new tri-winged full chrome grille,new dual tone body colourfront bumper which features muscular skid plates, new signature projector headlamps with LED DRLs that sync perfectly with the dominating and broad hood. The R16 Everest Diamond Cut alloy wheels enhance the commanding look of the iconic DUSTER. The new Duster offers a high ground clearance of 205 mm while the AWD version offers a ground clearance of 210 mm along with high approach and departure angles to accommodate Indian road conditions and consumer preferences. The Kayak roof rails, body coloured ORVM, matte black tailgate embellisher and Waterfall LED tail lamps further accentuate its dynamic stance. The new edition also offers two new exterior body colour options for customers to choose from – ‘Caspian Blue’ and ‘Mahogany Brown’.
INSIDE THE ALL NEW RENAULT DUSTER:SOPHISTIFICATION AND COMFORT
The unmatched driving experience of the new Duster is enhanced by the sophisticated and comfortable interiors. The Midnight black interiors give the cabin of the Duster a completely new look and feel. The premium blue glazed seats lend a classy touch while the new style Renault steering wheel with soft touch buttons along with comfort features like Cruise Control with speed limiter help make any adventure effortless. The dual tone centre fascia with soft touch dashboard and door trims further accentuate the stylish interiors. Additionally, the aestheticsare enhanced by the ice blue graphic instrument cluster with multi-information display, which always keeps you updated on critical driving parameters.
The new Renault DUSTER’s interiors merge imagination with practicality.The interiors deliver an engaging experience with the fully integrated 17.64 cm touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition and EcoGuide – a system that monitors driving patterns and provides guidelines to improve efficiency. The new Duster offers ARKAMYS with 4 speakers and new 2 front tweeters for enhanced sound output. The new Renault DUSTER comes equipped with a fully automatic climate control which adjusts the air flow inside the cabin and ensures the most comfortable temperature. The compact yet spacious illuminated and cooled glovebox has thoughtfully been redesigned to accommodate multiple items.
ALL NEW RENAULT DUSTER: ENHANCED SAFETY FEATURES
The new Renault Duster is compliant with BNCAP front, side & pedestrian crash norms and is compliant with safety features stipulated by the Indian authorities. It is equipped with a host of active and passive safety features like Antilock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder & speed alert. All these safety features are standard across all versions of the new Renault Duster. Features such as Reverse Parking Camera,Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hill-Start Assistenhance the SUV capability of Duster.
The new Duster offers a range of 38 different categories of innovative accessories which enhances its SUV appeal and make the drive more comfortable and convenient for the passengers.
RENAULT DUSTER NEW EDITION-2019: DRIVETRAIN
The Duster is driven by Renault’s world-renowned engines, the 1.5 litre petrol and 1.5 litre dci diesel engine which offer extraordinary performance. Both the engines are responsive and fuel efficient. The petrol version offers an exceptional power of 106 PS andmaximum torque of 142 Nm and is tuned to deliver a smooth drive, both within and beyond city limits. Mated with the X-tronic CVT gearshift, the 1.5 litre petrol engine offers the best of both worlds – enhanced performance with superior mileage. The Renault Duster petrol is also available in a 5-speed manual transmission version.
The new Renault Duster boasts of the renowned dCi 1.5 litre diesel engineand offers a choice of two power outputs: 110 PS and 85 PS with a torque of 245 Nm and 200 Nm respectively. The powerful 110 PS variants has a 6-speed manual transmission with gear ratios perfectly matched to the engine’s output. As a result,everyday drives in start-and-stop city conditions remain pleasurable and at the same time has an ability to cruise at high speeds on the highways.The 85 PS version features a 5-speed manual transmission that gives best drive in stop-and-go trafficconditions and delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency. The advanced and highly intuitive AWD feature also allows the car to adapt to any kind of terrain and offers an effortless driving experience.