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New Renault Duster facelift mid variant detailed in photos, video

Renault Duster, the SUV which set the trend for 5 seater SUVs in the mid-sized segment in the country, was the best selling SUV in the country once upon a time. But today, it is one of the lowest selling car in the country. Sales which stood at around 8,000 units per month at the time of launch have now dipped to just around 800 units per month.

This decline in sales could be attributed to a number of reasons. Not only are the features now dated, but the segment has seen a number of new comers such as the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross along with the new Tata Harrier and MG Hector. 2019 Renault Duster addresses the question of feature updates with a range of exciting exterior and interior features.

Though 2019 Renault Duster is based on the same BO platform as its outgoing counterpart, it does see a higher bonnet line relating to increased interior space, a new front grille with chrome surrounds, modified projector headlamps with LED DRLs and a large front bumper. It also gets sporty with new roof rails and new 17” alloy wheels. Watch the detailed video of new Renault Duster below. Video is credit to JISMON V.R

The interiors of the new Duster also get better fit and finish. It is seen on a dual tone black and dark brown colour scheme. The steering wheel is finished with faux brushed aluminum and follows a design seen on the new Triber MPV. There are also several changes to the dashboard with extensive use of faux aluminum, giving it a more premium finish along with some chrome accents and piano black elements.

2019 Renault Duster also gets an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto along with connected car features with USB and AUX connectivity. The company has also introduced updates in terms of safety in compliance with new safety regulations and the Duster now gets dual front airbags, parking sensors and a speed warning system.

Though the changes include exterior and interior updates, the 2019 Renault Duster sees no change in its engine lineup. It continues to be powered by a 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 106 PS power and 142 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed MT and CVT. The 1.5 liter diesel engine offers 110 PS power and 248 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed MT and AMT gearbox. It should be noted that these engines are still BS IV compliant with BS VI compliant engines being introduced closer to the deadline of 1st April 2020.

Prices of the 2019 Renault Duster will be same as current pricing from Rs.8-13 lakhs. Where competition is concerned, the new Renault Duster will have to face the Kia Seltos which marks its entry into the country later this year.

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