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All-new Renault Duster launched at Rs 8.46 lakh

Snapshot: Renault India, has finally launched the new Duster at an introductory price of Rs. 8.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Followed by the recent unveiling at the Auto Expo 2016, Renault India, has finally launched the new  Duster at an introductory price of Rs. 8.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi ). The New Duster range incorporates India’s first 6-speed Easy – R AMT and also boasts of more than 32 new changes along with superior engineering, styling, safety and comfort features. Retaining its iconic crossover style body shape, these new enhancements perfectly complement the New Duster that enables it to create an entirely new segment in India’s automotive industry.

Commenting on the launch of the new Duster, Mr Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operationssaid, “Duster is a perfect example of Renault’s core specialty of concept innovation, where we redefine an existing segment, offering something new to the customer. Success in the automotive space is led by clutter-breaking products that rewrite automotive trends and make customers’ lives better. Over the years, Duster has firmly etched Renault on India’s automotive map and has achieved a cult status. With the new 6 speed Easy-R Automated Manual Transmission and several technical and design enhancements offered at a compelling price, we are confident that the New Duster will lead our expansion plans in India and strengthen our position in the compact SUV segment.”

The New Duster features New ‘CMO10’ & ‘T4 E&E’ architecture enabling enhanced safety and superior ride and handling. The exterior of the all-new duster flaunts completely refreshed front and rear looks and features Hawk Eye Cluster Headlamps, electrically adjustable & foldable ORVM’s with turn indicators, waterfall LED taillamps, firefly fog lamps, 16” gunmetal finish alloy wheels and kayak roof rails. The new Duster will also be offered in a sporty and modern new colour “Cayenne Orange”.

Speaking of the interiors of the new Duster, it boasts of a Crimson-Black Interior theme with sporty double spacer fabric for AWD, and a cedarwood-black interior theme with Premium Embossed Fabric for other variants and it comes along with Dual Tone Soft Touch dashboard.

In terms of features, the new Duster is equipped with a new rear view camera with guidelines, new automatic air conditioning, new auto-up/down window with anti-pinch, new media Nav, and new centre console. In terms of essentials of safety, the New Duster will have a host of active and passive safety features including ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD with Brake Assist system, Dual Airbags, ESP & Hill start assist.

Under the hood, the new Duster is power packed with a an extremely efficient 1.5-litre K9K dCi engine that is capable to dish out a maximum power of 110 PS @ 4000 rpm and peak torque of 245 Nm @ 1750 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission offering an excellent fuel efficiency of19.72 kmpl.

The New Duster with manual transmission is available in five trim levels – Standard, RXE, RXL, RXS, and RXZ, with both diesel and petrol powertrains on offer. While the introductory petrol base variant is priced at Rs. 8,46,999 (ex-Delhi), the top of the line AWD (4x4) variant is offered at an introductory price of Rs. 13,56,999 (ex-Delhi). Along with this, the all new Duster will also come with India’s first 6 speed Easy – R AMT in a diesel powertrain at an introductory price of Rs. 11,66,999 (ex-Delhi).

NEW DUSTER PRICING (ex-Delhi)

 

Petrol

4X2 MT

Diesel 85 PS

4x2 MT

Diesel 110 PS

4x2 MT

Diesel 110 PS

4x2 AMT

Diesel 110 PS 4x4 MT

Standard

9,26,999

-

-

-

RXE

8,46,999

9,46,999

-

-

-

RXL

9,26,999

10,26,999

11,06,999

11,66,999

-

RXS

-

10,76,999

-

-

-

RXZ

-

11,46,999

12,26,999

12,86,999

13,56,999

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