do you have a automatic version
By: Rajesh Hemdev on 17 january 2015
Renault Duster is available in only Manual Transmission versions. It features 5 speed manual transmission in lower variants and 6 speed manual transmission in diesel variants. The manual transmission versions itself are very smooth to operate and can get best combinations of speeds and torques. A long test driver would give perfect impression of performance of the same.
|Yes, Renault Duster does have an automatic version too. It’s called the Duster AWD and is an all-wheel drive version of the regular Duster that can send power to all four wheels when the situation demands. This is the best thing that could have happened to the compact SUV, apart from an auto variant, which the company is tight lipped about. We took Renault’s word on that and during our six hour off-road exercise, the Duster AWD, at many occasions, did manage to get itself out of trouble without any sort of assistance. The Auto mode worked surprisingly well, sending power to the rear wheels whenever it sensed a loss of traction at the front wheels. Renault has shortened the gear ratios for the AWD variant, especially the first gear, which further helps the Duster crawl down a steep slope without even the need of feathering the brake pedal. And then the lighter clutch which, in general, makes driving the Duster AWD so much more fun and stress-free in all conditions. So be it steep climbs, slush pits, water wading (good for Indian streets) or driving down a steep mountain road, the Duster AWD is up for such challenges.|