Renault has revealed the official pictures of its upcoming Indian SUV Renault Duster. The earlier versions of Duster were branded with Dacia branding, but the one to be launched in India will be called Renault Duster only. The facilitated Duster 2012 which will be coming to India in 2012 will be a RHD model with a sporty design and power packed offer to compete with the other small SUVs in India.
The front grille has a large Renault logo with three large chrome strips running between the headlamps. The front fascia is very masculine and the with the area under the front license plate being made in gray plastic finish with a grille and silver metallic finish towards the bottom. Also the fog lamps are also included inside this gray colored region.
The head lamps have been beautifully designed and are not wrap-around. The driving height seems high and roof rails also add to the masculine factor. The rear view mirror on the sides are also in chrome and 5 spoke alloys wheels with an curvy spoke design, Renault logo in middle and painted in gray look very sporty and go well with the overall exterior colour theme. The wheel arches are also slightly budging outside on the sides of the Duster.
The Gray lining which starts at front goes all the way back from sides to the rear with the exhaust tail-pipe coming out from the silver part at the rear. The rear glass is also kind of reverse trapezoidal with the tail lamps designed innovatively connecting with the rear surface. There is a groove on the rear door which is like a contour extending from the rear tail lamps on to the rear boot door.
The interiors look bright with gray, black and beige. There is a lot of silver gray finishing on the dashboard which makes it look even more sporty. The Instrument cluster is also neat and looks good, the central console looks very well composed with all the controls in the easy reach of the driver. The Air conditioning vents are circular in shape with also looks sporty, there is a large Multimedia and Information display above the console in the middle of the dashboard above the AC vents which also adds to the sporty aesthetics.
The Duster is powered by two different engine including a 1.6 Litre engine and a 2 Litre engine. The Indian version may offer a different engine which is expected to be a 1.5 Litre CRDI Diesel engine with max power of about 90BHP.
If prices competitively, the Duster seems to have all it takes to give a tough time to competitors. It will be manufactures in India with the powertrain being imported as CKD unit and other components being sourced locally from India to keep the prices low. The pricing can be between Rs. 10 Lakhs to Rs. 15 Lakhs (speculated price). We will bring you more updates as some more official information arrives. You can stay in touch by liking our official Facebook Page or signing up for our free email newsletter.
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