Facelifted Duster Looks To Blind Rivals With New Lights And AMT Gearbox

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Renault has unveiled the facelifted version of their Duster SUV in India at the 2016 Auto Expo in Greater Noida.

Engine And Gearbox Details

       Renault Duster Diesel

  • Capacity - 1.5-litres
  • Power - 84bhp @ 3750rpm/ 109bhp @ 3900rpm
  • Torque - 200Nm @1900rpm/ 248Nm @2250rpm
  • Mileage (Km/l) - 20.64 / 19.1

      Renault Duster Petrol

  • Capacity - 1.6-litres
  • Power - 103bhp @ 5850 rpm
  • Torque - 248Nm @ 2250 rpm
  • Mileage (Km/l) - 13.2

The biggest change is the introduction of the 6-speed AMT 'Easy -R' gearbox.

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The new Duster has undergone quite afew changes with the SUV's headlights getting a new cluster design called the Hawkeye cluster while the front bumper has been redesigned and features the new Firefly fog lamps. 

Also new are the alloy wheels which have a gunmetal finish and there are new roof rails as well.. The tail lamps are now a LED units with some rather interesting graphics and the rear bumper has been modified as well. 

The interiors have also been updated with a the new crimson black theme as well the optional Cedarwood Black theme which is available in the premium variant. Also new is the redesigned centre console which features the infotainment system and the automatic A/C controls.

Top Features Of The New Renault Duster

  • ABS 
  • EBD with Brake Assist
  • ESP
  • Hill Assist
  • Dual Airbags
  • Cruise control with Speed Limiter
  • Rear View Camera with Guidelines
  • Eco Driving Mode

Availability & Rivals

The refreshed Duster with its new 'Easy-R' AMT gearbox is expected to launch later this year and will be hitting out against the Hyundai Creta and the newly launched Vitara Brezza from Maruti-Suzuki.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 16:06 [IST]
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