Renault Duster 2WD was chosen by customers looking at an alternative to the sedan and higher priced SUVs to give aspiring SUV customers a new choice. Renault Duster AWD will further the automaker’s ‘Drive the Change’ ethos.
Rafael Treguer, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Renault India says Duster AWD brings the best from Renault’s stable to offer superior performance, contemporary design, innovative tech, enhanced ride and handling, uncompromised safety and leading fuel efficiency.
Renault Duster AWD is aimed to redefine the segment as was done by Duster 2WD. Six colour choices are available: amazon green, pearl galaxy black, pearl supreme white, metallic woodland brown, metallic graphite grey and metallic moonlight silver.
Duster AWD with i DRIVE tech shift-by-fly options of 2WD, AUTO & 4WD coupled with 6 speed transmission optimises driving performance and enhanced fuel efficiency. All wheel independent multilink suspension betters ride and comfort on all terrains. Electronic Torque Control (ETC) makes for intelligent torque distribution for high speed high torque balance.
Electronic Stability programme (ESP), Anti-Skid resistance (ASR) and Hill Start Assist makes it smooth going on a slope and other challenging conditions to reduce stalled engine risks.
ECO Mode balances power with fuel economy for better performance to lower fuel consumption by up to 10%. Optimal gear ratio, cruise control, reverse parking sensors, intelligent electronic stability programme, short turning radius, and an approach and departure angle sensorare featured.
Renault Duster AWD gets power from a 1.5 dCi THP diesel engine (common rail direct injection) to deliver 110PS@4000RPM max power and peak torque of 245NM@1750RPM. Fuel efficiency is pegged at 19.72 kmpl as per ARAI, which is most effective in eco mode. New Duster sits on a monocoque body, and features ABS with EBD and brake assist, dual front airbags, rear defogger and a rear wiper and washer.
Interior styling features white illumination and chrome rings onthe instrument cluster, and sporty upholstery, a new improved dashboard, multi-information display panel, rear seat centre armrest, 8-way adjustable driver seat, ample trunk storage space, futuristic navigation consoles – medianav, steering-mounted audio and phone controls and a sporty 3-spoke steering wheel amongst others. On the exterior, anthracite alloy wheels, smoked headlamps, electrically adjustable outside mirrors and front fog lamps. A feather light steering wheel improves drive quality, and cruise control reduces driving fatigue.