Renault India has updated their Duster SUV with new safety and comfort features. Called new generation Renault Duster, it is available at a price of Rs. 8.30 Lakh (Delhi ex-showroom) onward.
So what’s new in the same old Duster, now called as new generation Duster in India? To start with, 2015 Duster comes with arm rest, gear shift indicator and multi information display with service reminders. ECO mode feature, cruise control and speed limiter, and speed sensitive door lock work for better safety. New steering column, and sporty instrument cluster is matched with refreshed interiors with a soft touch dashboard, new fabric upholstery and a quieter cabin.
Engine, output and transmission remains unchanged, but Renault says the engines are re-engineered to deliver better low-end torque, and thus a better pick-up. Mileage too has improved. The diesel 110 PS variant now delivers 19.64 kmpl, while the diesel 85 PS variant delivers 19.87 kmpl. Petrol 1.6l variant now delivers 13.24 kmpl.. Overall, this is about 10% more than the respective version of old Duster.
2015 Duster also features ABS with EBD and brake assist, dual front airbags, rear defogger and a rear wiper and washer with timer. Info cluster offers important info: real time fuel efficiency display, distance to empty warning, and average speed. An 8-way adjustable driver seat, one touch turn indicator (lane change), ambient temperature display, speed sensitive auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock, and rapid deceleration warning is in use.
Functionality is enhanced with trunk storage space, futuristic navigation consoles – medianav, steering-mounted audio and phone controls and a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel. Feather light Steering wheel facilitates easy driving. Cruise control helps reduce driving fatigue. IP cluster with white illumination and chrome rings matches its sporty theme. Smoked headlamps, body colour door handles and rear view mirrors are used in 2015 Renault Duster.
When first launched, Renault Duster created an all new segment in the Indian automotive industry. The SUV fared well, having sold over a lakh units in India since launch. Replete with features and luxuries of a premium vehicle offered at an outstanding value proposition, Duster strives to combine sedan comfort and SUV ruggedness.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India says Duster helped establish Renault brand in India. Duster continues to be contemporary and exciting through product improvement. He is confident that 2015 Renault Duster will further enhance Duster’s legacy here.
On Renault’s progress in India, Mr. Sawhney says Renault is focused on network expansion here. New launches in 2015 include Renault Lodgy MPV, and a compact hatch. The latter targets the heart of the Indian automotive industry. Alongwith Duster, Renault is keen on offering two more volume drivers. Renault India looks forward to offering customers the best brand experience through customer centric initiatives. With Renault Lodgy launch around the corner, the auto manufacturer enters an all new segment in India.