Renault recently launched the Duster facelift which got cosmetic upgrades and some minor revisions inside the cabin. This is the third facelift that the SUV has received since it was launched in India, back in 2012.
Soon, Renault is going to discontinue its diesel engines owing to the BS6 norms. So, the lovable Duster and Captur will be sold only with petrol engines post-April. As per the government rules, a manufacturer cannot even sell a BS4 car after the deadline kicks in.
To quickly clear its inventory, Renault has reduced the prices of the Duster facelift. The price cut is subject to only three variants – RXS 85PS, RXS 110PS and RXS 110PS AWD. These three variants are probably the least-selling ones in the range.
|Variant||New Price||Old Price|
|RXS 85PS||9.29 Lakhs||9.99 Lakhs|
|RXS 110PS||9.99 Lakhs||11.19 Lakhs|
|RXS 110PS AWD||10.99 Lakhs||12.49 Lakhs|
As seen, the price of Renault Duster RXS 85PS variant is down by Rs 70,000. The RXS 110 PS sees a price reduction of Rs 1.20 Lakhs. The AWD variant receives a massive price cut of Rs 1.5 Lakhs. All these prices are ex-showroom and not on-road prices.
RXS is the mid-spec trim of Renault Duster, packed with most of the important features. It comes with projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Turn Indicators On ORVMs, Remote Keyless Entry, Tilt and Telescopic Steering, Instrument Console with MID, 17.64cm Touchscreen Infotainment With Android Auto And Apple CarPlay, Voice Recognition, Steering Mounted Audio Controls And Eco Mode.
Safety features on this variant include ABS with EBD and BA, Driver And Passenger Airbags, Reverse Parking Sensors And Speed Limit Warning Indicator. Interestingly, the rear parking camera only comes on the top-end RXZ variant.
To further increase the sales of Duster, Renault is planning to offer another petrol engine which will be BS6 compliant. It will be a turbo-petrol motor paired with manual as well as the CVT gearbox. Since the Duster is a well-known SUV in the off-roading circle, its torquey diesel engine will be missed by a lot of enthusiasts.