Mar 03, 2016
Renault India, one of the country’s fastest growing automobile manufacturers, launched the all new Duster range today. The New Duster range which was recently unveiled at the Auto Expo 2016 includes India’s first 6 speed Easy – R AMT and also boasts of more than 32 new changes along with superior engineering, styling, safety and comfort features.
These new enhancements perfectly complement the New Duster, while it retains its iconic crossover style body shape that enabled Duster to create an entirely new segment in India’s automotive industry.
Commenting on the launch of the new Duster, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Duster is a perfect example of Renault’s core specialty of concept innovation, where we redefine an existing segment, offering something new to the customer. Success in the automotive space is led by clutter-breaking products that rewrite automotive trends and make customers’ lives better. Over the years, Duster has firmly etched Renault on India’s automotive map and has achieved a cult status. With the new 6 speed Easy-R Automated Manual Transmission and several technical and design enhancements offered at a compelling price, we are confident that the New Duster will lead our expansion plans in India and strengthen our position in the compact SUV segment.”
The New Duster features New ‘CMO10’ & ‘T4 E&E’ architecture enabling enhanced safety and superior ride and handling.
The New Duster with manual transmission is available in five trim levels – Standard, RXE, RXL, RXS, and RXZ, with both diesel and petrol powertrains on offer. While the introductory petrol base variant is priced at Rs. 8,46,999 (ex-Delhi), the top of the line AWD (4x4) variant is offered at an introductory price of Rs. 13,56,999 (ex-Delhi). Along with this, the all new Duster will also come with India’s first 6 speed Easy – R AMT in a diesel powertrain at an introductory price of Rs. 11,66,999 (ex-Delhi).
Bookings for the New Duster will open across dealerships starting March 3, 2016. Bookings can be made either at the dealerships or through the Renault DUSTER App, which is downloadable from the Google Playstore.
The New Duster offers unmatched Performance, Driveability and Efficiency
Offering the comfort of a sedan and the performance of an SUV, the New Duster diesel offerings are powered by an extremely efficient K9K 1.5 litre dCi engine (common rail direct injection), delivering a combination of high performance and an excellent fuel efficiency. With Press Release superior comfort, high driving position and 210mm of ground clearance, the new Duster is capable of handling the toughest of Indian roads.
In the AWD diesel variant, the reliable and fuel efficient the K9K 1.5 litre dCi engine will deliver maximum power of 110PS@4000rpm and peak torque of 245Nm@1750rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission delivering an excellent fuel efficiency of 19.72 kmpl (ARAI).
The new Duster with 6 speed Easy – R AMT is a driver’s delight enabling easy driving in busy city traffic conditions. It is available on K9K 1.5 litre dCi engine with maximum power of 110 PS@4000rpm and peak torque of 245Nm@1750rpm. The new Easy – R AMT provides similar fuel economy of 19.6 kmpl (ARAI).
The New Duster: At a glance
Exterior Looks: Upping the ante in the fast growing SUV segment, the new Duster flaunts completely refreshed front and rear looks, Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVM’s with turn indicators, Waterfall LED Tail Lamps, Hawk Eye Cluster Headlamps, Firefly Fog Lamps, 16” Gun Metal Finish Alloy wheels and Kayak Roof Rails. New Duster will also be available in a sporty and modern new colour – Cayenne Orange.
Plush Interiors: The new Duster’s boasts of a Crimson-Black Interior Theme with sporty Double Spacer Fabric for AWD, and a Cedarwood-Black Interiors theme with Premium Embossed Fabric for other variants. This comes along with Dual Tone Soft Touch dashboard.
State of the Art Technology and Safety Features: The new Duster is equipped with New Rear View Camera with guidelines, New Automatic Air Conditioning, New Auto-up/down window with anti-pinch, New Media Nav, and New Centre Fascia. In terms of essentials of safety, the New Duster will have a host of active and passive safety features including ABS, EBD with Brake Assist, Dual Airbags, ESP & Hill start assist.
Renault created an all new segment in the Indian automotive industry with Duster, which has continued to dominate the Indian roads selling over 1.4 Lakh units in India since its launch in the July 2012. It is also one of the best-selling SUV’s world-wide being marketed in over 100 countries and manufactured in 5 countries.
NEW DUSTER PRICING (ex-Delhi)
RXE (4X2 MT)- Rs. 8.46 lakh
RXL (4X2 MT)- Rs. 9.26 lakh
Standard – Rs. 9.26 lakh
RXE (4X2 MT) – Rs. 9.46 lakh
RXL (4X2 MT) – Rs. 10.26 lakh
RXS (4X2 MT) – Rs. 10.76 lakh
RXZ (4X2 MT) – Rs. 11.46 lakh
RXL (4X2 MT) – 11.06 lakh
RXZ (4X2 MT) – Rs. 12.26 lakh
RXL (4X2 AMT) – 11.66 lakh
RXZ (4X2 AMT) – Rs. 12.86 lakh
RXZ (4X4 MT) – Rs. 13.56 lakh