March 12, 2015

Renault India launches new generation Duster @ Rs. 8.30 lakh

Renault India introduces the new generation Duster. The new range 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 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

"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," said Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India.

The new generation Duster features evolved electrical and electronics architecture and a new 'CMO10' engine compartment enabling a superior driving experience with excellent 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 205 mm adds to the practicality of the SUV.

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 110 PS @ 4,000 RPM of maximum power and peak torque of 245 NM @ 1,750 RPM. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

RxE, RxL Diesel variant with its 1.5 dCi K9K engine will produce 85 PS @ 3,750 RPM of maximum power and 200 NM @ 1,750 RPM 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 104 PS @ 5,750 RPM and 148 Nm @ 3,750 RPM peak torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It has a fuel efficiency of 13.24 kmpl.

New generation Duster also comes with state-of-the-art 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. 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.

The new uber-stylish IP cluster with white illumination and chrome rings add to the sporty DNA of the vehicle, while the new seat fabric upholstery lends a stylish and sophisticated feel, while maintaining the vehicle's sportiness. On the exterior, smoked headlamps, body colour door handles and rear view mirrors are new features that come with the new generation Duster.


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