Though it might not get interior or exterior alterations, a new turbo petrol engine is on offer.
With the April 2020 deadline approaching fast, Renault has discontinued manufacturing its diesel engine-driven vehicles. As on date, it has the Renault Duster, Captur, and Lodgy models equipped with 1.5L 4-cylinder diesel engines. The lower-end variants have engines with 85ps power and 200Nm torque, whereas the higher-end trims come with 110ps and 245Nm respectively.
With Renault discontinuing diesel engines, these vehicles could get new turbo petrol engines like the ones the international models have. The European model of the Renault runs on a 1L 3-cylinder petrol engine delivering 100ps power and 160Nm torque. The 1.3L TCe turbo petrol engine delivers power in the range of 115ps to 160ps and torque of 270Nm. This Daimler engine is on display on the Mercedes Benz A-Class, as well. One can witness the dual-auto clutch transmission in Europe with a 4WD option.
The 1L TCe turbo petrol engine could replace the existing 1.5L petrol engines in the Renault Duster, Captur, and Lodgy to match the pricing levels. The 1.3L motor could replace the 1.5L diesel engine. The 1L turbo petrol engine has already replaced the 1.5L petrol engine in the Nissan Micra and Euro-spec Duster.
Renault might just wait for the introduction of the second-generation Renault Duster before introducing the new petrol engines. Spied images of Renault testing the BSVI version of the Renault Duster reveal an identical front fascia. However, there is speculation about the engine it carries. It could have the new engine as described earlier or could come with the existing one. Though sales are down, Renault expects its latest introduction, the Renault Triber, and the upcoming Renault Kwid Facelift to save the day.
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