Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Coming in May!

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Renault will soon launch automatic variants of the Duster SUV in India. The Duster has always been a strong seller for the French car maker in India, but the diesel variant has been the mainstay of the Duster lineup. However, Renault now feels that there is sufficient demand for petrol variants. In order to bolster the Duster petrol lineup, Renault will introduce automatic variants equipped with a CVT. Launch of the Renault Duster Petrol Automatic will take place in May 2017. Read on to know more about the upcoming Renault Duster Petrol CVT launch, price and specifications.

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Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Launch Date

Model  Name Expected Launch Date
Duster Petrol CVT May 2017

Renault will launch the automatic variants of the Duster in May this year. Later this year, Renault will launch a new SUV in India called the Kaptur/Captur. The current generation Duster was launched in India in 2012. It received a facelift last year and the diesel variants also gained a 6-speed AMT.

Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Price

Model  Name Estimated Ex-showroom Price
Renault Duster 1.6 Petrol CVT RxL Rs. 10.50 lakh
Renault Duster 1.6 Petrol CVT RxZ Rs. 12.00 lakh

Our guess is that Renault will offer the petrol automatic Duster in the existing RxL trim and add a new top end RxZ trim to the lineup. Expect prices of the Duster petrol automatic to start at around Rs. 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

Also See – Renault Kaptur | Renault Grand Duster

Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Specifications

Length x Width x Height 4315 x 1822 x 1695 mm
Wheelbase 2673 mm
Kerb Weight -NA-
Wheel Type and Size 16 inch
Boot Space 475 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Petrol
Power 102 BHP
Torque 145 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) CVT

Unlike the diesel automatic variants of the Duster, the petrol auto will get a CVT. Renault used to offer a 1.6 petrol + CVT combination on the Scala. Power and torque output will be similar to the manual variants.

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Also See – Renault Duster Test Drive Review

Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Mileage

Duster Petrol CVT Mileage (estimated)
Overall 13-14 KMPL

The real world fuel efficiency of a CVT gearbox depends a lot on one’s driving style. Expect a claimed mileage of around 13-14 KMPL and a real world mileage of around 10-11 KMPL.

Renault Duster Petrol Automatic Dimensions

Length x Width x Height 4315 x 1822 x 1695 mm
Width 1822 mm
Height 1695 mm
Wheelbase 2673 mm

Currently, in this particular segment, the Hyundai Creta and Honda BR-V are available with petrol automatic options. Once launched, the Renault Duster petrol automatic will rival go head to head with the Creta Petrol AT and Honda BR-V CVT.

Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the upcoming Renault Duster Petrol automatic. Do you think Renault should introduce the Duster petrol with a CVT? Do let us know via the comments section below.

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