Update: Renault India recently showcased a very special Duster at an event held the French Embassy in New Delhi. This one off Duster has been designed by ace fashion designer Manish Arora. The exterior features livery inspired by his latest fashion collection which was on display at the Indian by Manish Arora – Festive 2015-16 Fashion Show.
This artsy Renault Duster features an intricately designed exterior with bright vibrant colours. No changes have been made to the interiors or specifications. This one off Duster is not for sale, but you can expect to catch a glimpse of the car at fashion shows in the future.
Renault Duster by Manish Arora Gallery
Renault Duster Anniversary Edition
Renault India has introduced a limited edition variant of the Renault Duster in India. The Renault Duster Anniversary Edition has been launched as part of the company’s month long ‘Expect More, Get More’ offer, which offers new customers exchange benefits, extended warranty, free roadside assistance etc.
As of the time the story was published, we do not have any information on what anniversary Renault is celebrating with the launch of this limited edition Duster, nor has the company released the price of the SUV. The Anniversary Edition is a purely cosmetic update, and Renault has not tinkered with the mechanicals of the SUV.
The Renault Duster Anniversary Edition is based on the 110 BHP RxZ Option variant. Prices are yet to be announced by the company, though unconfirmed reports suggest the Anniversary Edition costs about Rs. 1 Lakh more than the RxZ Option variant before discounts.
As we mentioned above, the Renault Duster Anniversary Edition is a purely cosmetic excercise. It gets a new paint option called ‘Cosmos Blue” and new stickers on the side. There are also ‘World Champion Engine’ badges on the C-Pillar, probably referring to their F1 engines powering Sebastian Vettel’s Infinity Red Bull Racing F1 car.
It is powered by Renault’s 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine, which produces 108 BHP @3900 rpm and 248 Nm @2250 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and delivers an ARAI-tested fuel efficiency of 19.01 KMPL.
It gets the standard features found on the RxZ Option Pack which includes:
- Two tone bumpers
- Front grille chrome surround
- Chrome strip on the rear door
- Body coloured ORVM covers
- Chrome satin door handles
- Chrome satin roof rails
- Alloy wheels
- Chrome exhaust finisher
- Beige fabric seats
- Tilt adjustable leather wrapped steering wheel with piano black inserts
- Leather wrapped chrome gear lever
- Piano black centre console finish
- A/C with rear vents
- Electrically adjustable outside ORVMs
- Driver seat height and lumbar adjust
- MediaNav system
- Steering mounted audio & phone controls
- Electric rear door release
- Dual front airbags
- Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist
- Rear Defogger
- Front fog lamps
- Reverse parking sensor
The Renault Duster Anniversary Edition like many of the ‘limited edition’ cars that we see on the road, is just a cosmetic exercise and is nothing to get very excited about. You could go in for it if you don’t mind the stickers, the new colour though does look good.
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