Enhanced with superior engineering, all-new safety and comfort features and improved fuel efficiency
March 12, 2015: Renault India continues its aggressive product launch strategy in India by introducing the New Generation Duster. The new range boasts of superior engineering, all-new safety and comfort features and improved fuel efficiency.The new range starts at Rs. 8.30 Lakh (Delhi ex-showroom).
“Duster has firmly established the Renault brand in India, and reflects our commitment of introducing products and services that supersede customers’ expectations. Like all our products, we have kept Duster contemporary and exciting with relevant product improvements and we are confident that the New Generation Duster will further enhance the ‘Legacy of Duster’ in India.” “We will launch two new products this year in very exciting segments – Renault Lodgy in the MPV segment and a compact hatch, which will target the heart of the Indian automotive industry. So together with Duster, you will see two more volume drivers in our portfolio”,said Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India.
New Generation Duster – Key Features
Engine & Transmission
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 a powerful performance with 110PS@4000RPM of maximum power and peak torque of 245NM@1750RPM. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. This is matched by its excellent 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 85PS@3750RPM of maximum power and 200NM@1750RPM of peak Torque with class leading fuel efficiency of 19.87 Kmpl which will provide one of the best options for economical city driving with enough power to cruise comfortably on the highway as well.
The powerful petrol variant uses the 1.6 K4M engine. It produces a maximum power of 104PS@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.
High on Safety and Contemporary Design cues
The New Generation Duster also comes with monocoque body, ABS with EBD and brake assist, dual front airbags, rear defogger and a rear wiper and washer with timer. 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. The New Generation Duster also has a driver armrest, an 8-way adjustable driver seat, one touch turn indicator (lane change), ambient temperature display, speed sensitive auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock, rapid deceleration warning, ample trunk storage space, futuristic navigation consoles – medianav, steering-mounted audio and phone controls and a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel amongst others. The Feather light Steering wheel makes for easy driving and is well supported by the cruise control feature which helps reducing driving fatigue.