The New Renault Duster Is Here, But How Different Is It From Its Predecessor?

The new Renault Duster price in India falls in the INR 7.99-12.49 Lacs range!

Renault Duster, the most important product from the French marque gets a significant update in India. The new car hosts a number of visual upgrades and interior tweaks. It has on offer, around 25 brand new features and technology enhancements. The carmaker has set high hopes on the latest iteration of India’s favourite Renault and hopes it to set new benchmarks.

“We have a clear goal of growing the Renault brand in India. Towards this, we are strategically strengthening our product range, expanding our network reach and initiating pioneering measures to ensure customer delight. Duster plays a pivotal role in our product portfolio and has the widest offering in the segment, enabling us to cater to evolving customer needs. We are confident that the new Duster will resonate well with discerning Indian customers,” said Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations.

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What Has Changed In The New Duster?

Quite a lot has changed in the new Duster. The facelift flaunts a revised exterior styling and a bunch of added equipment.

The exterior design now boasts of bolder lines and sculpted brawn, with a pronounced air of masculinity in it. There is a new tri winged chrome grille and a set of beautiful looking projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs upfront. The dual-tone body colour front bumper gets a bold looking skid plate as well.

The R16 Everest Diamond cut alloy wheels, the prominent Kayak roof rails, body-coloured ORVM, matte black garnish on the tailgate, waterfall LED taillamps are all among the updations. There have also been two new colours made available on the new Duster- ‘Caspian Blue’ and ‘Mahogany Brown’.

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The 2019 Renault Duster interior also sees a bunch of much craved for updates. The cabin comes finished in black and features premium blue glazed seats. The instrument cluster also gets an ice blue finish and a multi-information display.

The central infotainment system or the 17.64 cm touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution, to be more specific, now gets modern day connectivity options like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice recognition etc. There is even something called EcoGuide, that monitors driving patterns and provides guidelines to improve efficiency. An ARKAMYS sound system with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters is also part of the new Duster.

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There are two engines on offer- a 1.5L petrol that is capable of letting out 106 PS and a 1.5L dci diesel that comes in two states of tune, each letting out 110 PS/245 Nm and 85 PS/ 200Nm respectively.

The petrol comes mated to either a CVT or a 5-speed manual transmission. In the diesels, however, the 85 PS version gets a 5-speed manual box while the 110PS guise comes with a 6-speed manual. There is also the option of an AMT box on the diesels.

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The all-new Duster gets all those familiar safety techs like ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminder, speed alert etc. There are also stuff like Reverse Parking Camera, ESP and Hill-Start Assist available.

The all-new Renault Duster price in India starts at INR 7.99 lacs and tops at INR 12.49 Lacs.