How is the performance of Renault Duster?
By: Bhagya on 8 june 2014
|The K9K diesel motor which posses 109 bhp state of tune possesses very good acceleration and pick-up. However, the torque of the 84 bhp duster feels good in city driving conditions as compared to 109 bhp variant. But we all know that that enthusiasts should stick with 109 horses only.
The petrol unit is a rather not that powerful engine to have in such a SUV. It doesn't have the torque and you really require to rev the engine to make good speed.
The Duster comes with a front wheel drivetrain and a 4x4 option. The car has a dynamic chassis which gives it class leading driving dynamics when compared to the Indian SUVs.
Well desugned suspension, absorbs it all whatever the Indian roads have to throw at it. It is a very comfortable drive for all 5 on board and it's easy to claim that the ride of the Duster is class best.
The electro-hydraulic steering did feel a bit heavy at times but thats fine.
Expert Review Renault Duster
The car maker is offering this SUV with both petrol and diesel engine options for the buyers to choose from. Its petrol variants are equipped with a 1.6-litre K4M power plant that displaces 1598cc. This engine can produce a maximum power of 102.5bhp at 5850rpm that results in a commanding torque output of 145Nm at just 3750rpm. On the other hand, its diesel variants have been fitted with a 1.5-litre dCi mill that has a displacement capacity of 1461cc. This mill can churn out a peak power of 83.8bhp at 3750rpm in combination with a hammering torque output of 200Nm at just 1750rpm.