Renault has launched a 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine that will power the Renault DUSTER. With this, DUSTER becomes the most powerful SUV in its segment in India. The 1.3L Turbo Petrol Renault DUSTER will be available in three variants with a 6-speed manual option at a starting price of INR 10.49 lacs, while the X-Tronic CVT will be available in two variants with a starting price of INR 12.99 lacs. Renault will also offer the option of the existing 1.5L Petrol engine and the range starts at INR 8.59 lacs.
The 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine is an advanced, high-power, turbo charged, BSVI compliant engine that offers best-in-class power and torque of 156PS @ 5500 rpm and 254 Nm @1600 rpm respectively. The modern engine comes with advanced technologies like Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) which provides high performance and efficiency, Dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) for higher torque at lower rpm and reduced emissions. Together with enabling maximum power in the segment, DUSTER offers a fuel efficiency of 16.5 km/l in manual transmission and 16.42 km/l in the CVT version.
The Renault DUSTER blends global design cues with Indian conditions and consumer preferences. It looks bolder with crimson red accents on the front grille, tail gate, roof rails & fog lamp cover which complements the turbo petrol engine inside. It is further accentuated with the tri-winged full chrome grille, dual tone body colour front bumper which features muscular skid plates, signature projector headlamps with LED DRLs that sync perfectly with the dominating and broad hood. The all new R17 Forza Diamond Cut alloy wheels enhance the commanding look.
DUSTER offers a high ground clearance of 205 mm, along with high approach and departure angles. The Kayak roof rails, body coloured ORVM, matte black tailgate embellisher, and Waterfall LED tail lamps further accentuate its dynamic stance.
The driving experience is enhanced by sophisticated and comfortable interiors. It comes with remote pre-cooling function which allows the customers to switch on the engine and start the air conditioning even before entering the car with the key fob. The midnight black interiors give the cabin a refreshed new look and feel. The blue glazed seats lend a classy touch while the contemporary styled Renault steering wheel with soft touch buttons along with comfort features like cruise control with speed limiter help make any adventure effortless. The dual tone centre fascia with soft touch dashboard and door trims further accentuate the stylish interiors. Additionally, the aesthetics are enhanced by the ice blue graphic instrument cluster with multi-information display, which always keeps the driver updated on critical driving parameters.
The interiors merge imagination with practicality and deliver an engaging experience with the fully integrated 17.64 cm touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution that comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition and EcoGuide – a system that monitors driving patterns and provides guidelines to improve efficiency. The DUSTER offers ARKAMYS tuned audio experience with 4 speakers and 2 front tweeters for enhanced sound output. The Renault DUSTER comes equipped with a fully automatic climate control which adjusts the air flow inside the cabin and ensures the most comfortable temperature. To further enhance the fuel efficiency and lower emissions and cost of ownership, it comes with the Smart Start/Stop function which automatically switches off the engine when the car is stopped and re-starts on driver demand detection.
The Renault DUSTER is compliant with front, side & pedestrian crash norms, stipulated by the Indian authorities. It is equipped with a host of active and passive safety features like Antilock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder & speed alert. All these safety features are standard across all versions of the Renault DUSTER. Features such as Reverse Parking Camera, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hill-Start Assist enhance the SUV capability of Duster.
Renault DUSTER offers a range of 38 different categories of innovative accessories which enhances its SUV appeal.