Renault launches New Generation Duster
The new range boasts of superior engineering, all-new safety and comfort features and improved fuel efficiency, made possible by several technical and design enhancements.
The new range starts at Rs. 8.30 Lakh (Delhi ex-showroom).
Renault created an all new segment in the Indian automotive industry with Duster, which has continued to dominate the Indian roads selling over one lakh units in India since launch.
Built with all the features and luxuries of a premium vehicle at an outstanding value proposition, Duster has been appreciated as much for its futuristic design cues, as it has for successfully combining the comfort and sophistication of a sedan and the robust ruggedness of an SUV.
“Duster has firmly established the Renault brand in India, and reflects our commitment of introducing products and services that supersede customers’ expectations. Like all our products, we have kept Duster contemporary and exciting with relevant product improvements and we are confident that the New Generation Duster will further enhance the ‘Legacy of Duster’ in India,” said Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India.
On Renault’s progress in India, Sawhney added, “Renault is one of the fastest growing auto makers in India, and we have a keen focus on strengthening our presence in the country. We will launch two new products this year in very exciting segments – Renault Lodgy in the MPV segment and a compact hatch, which will target the heart of the Indian automotive industry. So together with Duster, you will see two more volume drivers in our portfolio. Our aggressive expansion plans will be matched by our sharp focus on offering customers the best experience with our brand, and we are pioneering several initiatives on that front as well.”
The New Generation Duster features evolved electrical and electronics architecture and a new “CMO10” engine compartment enabling a superior driving experience with excellent acceleration and low end torque for better drivability.
The New Generation Duster is also built to be compatible with future regulation and its high ground clearance of 205mm adds to the practicality of the SUV.
Renault has also gone the extra mile to make the New Generation Duster the preferred choice for ‘Next Generation India’ with all new comfort features including the arm rest, the gear shift indicator and the new multi information display with service reminders.
It also includes a segment first ECO mode feature, cruise control & speed limiter, new steering column, new instrument cluster and a speed sensitive door lock for better safety. The interiors have also been refreshed with a soft touch dashboard, new fabric upholstery and a quieter cabin to better the drive experience.
Together with the dynamic new styling features, Renault has ensured that the technical enhancements have led to improved fuel efficiency, with the 110PS delivering mileage of 19.64kmpl while the mileage of the 85PS variant is 19.87kmpl. Driving in the ECO mode delivers upto 10% higher fuel economy by balancing power and torque delivery in the vehicle.