The Duster has proved to be a Renault’s very own Phoenix, which not only gave Renault its first real taste of success in India but also revolutionised its brand image globally. In India, its inception led to the creation of the segment “Compact SUV”, but now the SUV seems to be feeling the heat from new launches such as the Hyundai Creta and Maruti S-Cross. In order to spice things up, Renault India has launched the Renault Duster Explore Edition. This move will also help Renault clear the stock of the current Duster which will soon make way for the facelifted version that has been spied testing on our roads recently. The limited Edition Duster will be based on the 85 PS and 110 PS RxL models, and will boast of some cosmetic enhancements. Scroll down for more info on the Renault Duster Explore Edition.
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The Renault Duster Explore Edition range starts at INR 9.99 lacs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
- Duster Explore 85 PS RxL- INR 9.99 lacs
- Duster Explore 110 PS RxL- INR 11.10 lacs
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Pics (Duster Facelift)
The Duster Explore edition features a handful of cosmetic changes including:
- Front bumper mounted bull bar with additional lights
- Decals on hood and door panels
- Darkened chrome grille
- Smoked headlamps
- Darker anthracite alloy wheels
- Dark Chrome Strip on tailgate
- Dual tone upholstery
- Orange inserts on the doors, dashboard, instrument cluster, floor mats.
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel with orange stitching
The Renault Duster Explore Edition does not witness any mechanical changes and continues to be powered by the same 1.5 litre K9K diesel engine producing 85 PS or 110 PS.
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India is a part of the top five countries that significantly contribute to the Duster’s worldwide sales. Following up with the launch of the limited edition variant, Renault will launch a facelifted version of the Duster by the end of 2015. This facelift will be similar to the one sold in Brazil and should help inject some freshness into the capable small SUV. Renault Duster is the vehicle which forced other manufacturers to focus all their attention on compact SUV’s and even with intense competition the Duster is not only surviving but also thriving. We hope the Limited Edition Duster marks the beginning of another successful run for one of the most beloved cars in our country at the moment.