Renault’s 100% owned subsidiary, Dacia has showcased the new 2019 Duster with new engines and an updated multimedia navigation system at the 2018 Paris Motor Show today.
2019 Renault Duster has been showcased at 2018 Paris Motor Show with a new engine lineup and the latest in multimedia navigation system. This new infotainment system, MediaNav Evolution will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while also offering compatibility to other apps such as Waze, WhatsApp and Spotify.
The new Renault Duster can be ordered with the new 1.3 liter petrol engines developed by Renault-Nissan-Daimler. This engine powers different cars from the three automakers and is presented in two output options on the Renault Duster. The 1.3 liter TCe 130 GPF petrol engine offers 130 PS power at 5,000 rpm and 240 Nm torque at 1,500 rpm. It also is offered in a tune of 150 PS power at 5,250 rpm and 250 Nm torque at 1,600rpm.
This engine is Renault’s most advanced small petrol engine till date. It has a lighter aluminum engine block with Bore Spray Coating thus enhancing heat management and allowing for better performance. It is also capable of reduced particle emissions and the new direct injection petrol engines also integrate a gasoline particulate filter – GPF.
2019 Renault Duster with a front wheel drive version and new engine will be open for orders in the coming weeks. For now only FWD options will be on offer. All wheel drive variants will launch in mid 2019.
The new updated Renault Duster with 1.3 liter engine could launch in India at a later date. This will allow the company to benefit from the lower excise duty, thereby reducing cost. Currently, Duster petrol in India is powered by a 1.6 liter engine.