- Renault Duster to get major Exterior and Interior Tweaks
- Renault upgrade Engines as per BS VI norms
- To come loaded some Connected car features
- Renault 1.5-litre diesel engine with 85 bhp to discontinue
Renault India is working on its updated Duster SUV for the Indian market, where the SUV was recently spotted in its production guise. This one is not (Codename: HJD) all-new Renault Duster, which is already on sale in the other international market, but just model heavily updated with BS6 emission norms as well as pedestrian protection standards, the will be ruled starting on April 1, 2020.
Speaking of the exterior, the body structure still remains the same however; the updated Duster will get restyled to its face along with a higher set bonnet. The redesigning of the front gets safer for the pedestrian during a hit, and it is essential to meet such safety standard. Up front, the changes are the new grille with some chrome treatment to it, mildly restyled headlamps, and a new front bumper along with larger air dams. The headlamps will also feature LED daytime running lights that are missing from the existing model on sale. The front grille design looks similar to the upcoming Renault Triber, which is scheduled to make its world premiere on June 19. We can expect it to feature a sunroof as part of the package and that apart, it will also sport a newly designed set of alloy wheels, roof rails and plastic cladding at the rear side on the boot lid.
The updated Renault Duster interior will come packed with updated infotainment display compatible with Android Auto and Apple Carplay along with some connected car functions, new seat upholstery, and for the safety, dual front airbags, ABS, parking sensors and speed warning will be offered as standard features across the entire line-up.
Mechanically, the new Renault Duster will be offered in both petrol and diesel guise. Renault’s 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that makes 108 bhp of maximum power and 1.5-litre petrol engine will be upgraded as per BS VI norms. However, the 1.5-litre diesel tuned to make 85 bhp is expected to be discontinued. For transmission duties, the diesel variant will come paired with either a 6-speed manual or an AMT, whereas the petrol variants will come mated to a 5-speed manual along with an option of CVT on offer.
Source - Team Duster India (Facebook)