Renault Duster, one of the most awaited SUV car after the recent Mahindra XUV500, is going to be launched in 2012. The reason for the level of attention it is drawing is the expected low cost of the car and Renault is quite confident it will do well in our market.
The Duster, also known as Dacia Duster in the European market, is a popular car there. The latest news regarding Duster is that the company has launched the LPG variant of the same in Europe. The LPG variant is available at an extra cost of € 800 which roughly costs around Rs. 50,000 in Indian rupees.
The deal seems to be quite reasonable as once your LPG Duster completes 20,000 miles, the additional LPG kit cost will be recovered. The kit is coupled to 1.6 liter gasoline engine that produces 105 BHP of max power on gasoline mode and 102 BHP on LPG mode.
It terms of fuel economy it consumes 9.1 liters of fuel every 100km, delivering an appreciable mileage of 11 kmpl. The 0-100 kmph sprint is completed in 12.8 seconds and has a top speed of 162 km/h. For the Indian market the company will bring a 1.5 Liter cdi diesel engine along with a 1.6 liter option.
Let us hope the car to be launched at an affordable price so that it benefits the customers here in India. We also expect the LPG variant once the diesel versions get established. Stay tuned for more updates on the car.