Five Things To Know About The New Renault Duster Facelift!

Renault has launched the new Duster in India, which is basically a facelift. It gets some feature updates along with minor cosmetic upgrades.

Renault Duster now gets a facelift and the new version looks different from the earlier one. After Kwid, Duster is the best selling model from the manufacturer, as it has 2 more models in India.

Duster started the trend of compact SUVs in India. When launched back in 2014, it immediately became a great hit. The Duster was for buyers who wanted to have the SUV feel but desired a compact car just for 5 people.

New Renault Duster

Now, it competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Nissan Terrano. Creta is the clear winner over here, clocking around 8000-9000 units monthly. The features on the new Duster are likely to improve its sales.

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1. Price

The new Renault Duster is priced starting from Rs 7.99 Lakhs going up to Rs 12.49 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The starting price remains unchanged, but the top-spec variant is more affordable by nearly Rs 50,000. It is still priced lower than the Creta and Nissan Kicks.

VERSION NAMEEx showroom price
RxE Petrol7,99,990
RxS Petrol9,19,990
RxS Option Petrol CVT9,99,990
RxE 85 PS Diesel9,29,990
RXS 85 PS Diesel9,99,990
RXS 110 PS Diesel11,19,990
RXZ 110 PS Diesel12,09,990
RXZ 110 PS Diesel AMT12,49,990
RXS Option 110 PS Diesel AWD12,49,990

2. Exterior Changes

On the outside, you get a new chrome plated front grille with brushed silver skid plate and new projector headlamps. The bonnet has been reshaped to show more muscles. It also gets new petal-shaped alloy wheels along with two new colours – Caspian Blue and Mahogany Brown.

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3. Interior Changes

Inside the cabin, there are some minor changes. The dashboard has been revised a bit and now gets a midnight black colour treatment. The hard switches on the earlier Duster are now replaced by soft touch buttons. The instrument cluster now gets ice-blue graphics, matching its new style.

4. Features

The new feature additions include:

  1. 17.64cm touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  2. LED DRLs
  3. Projector Headlamps
  4. EcoGuide
  5. Voice Recognition
  6. Cruise Control
  7. Speed Limiter
  8. ARKAMYS Speakers
  9. Fully Auto Climate Control
  10. Cooled Glovebox
  11. ESP
  12. Hill-Start Assist

5. Engine

The engine, sadly, remains unchanged in the new Duster. The 1.5 Litre petrol engine comes mated to a 5-speed MT and a CVT gearbox, producing 106 BHP and 142 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5 Litre diesel comes with options for a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed MT. The diesel engine comes in two states of tunes – one producing 85 BHP and 200 Nm and another producing 110 BHP and 240 Nm.