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Renault Duster facelift spied on test in India, launch by Diwali 2015 (Update)

Renault Duster Facelift India Spied

Renault Duster Facelift gearing up for festive launch was seen for the first time on test in Chennai.

Launched in the UK last year, and in Brazil earlier this year, Renault Duster Facelift now gets ready for its launch in India. From the time first Duster was launched, the SUV has lost its sheen in the market due to two reasons – the arrival new SUVs in the segment (Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Ford EcoSport) and secondly, because competitors upgraded their existing products (Mahindra Scorpio, XUV500).

Its not that Renault did not update the Duster, they did launch the 4WD variant last year, and an updated (added features) variant earlier this year in May, but this did not help increase sales. But, soon the company will launch the Duster facelift, which now has begun testing on Indian roads.

Renault Duster facelift will receive some modifications where exterior and interior design is concerned; but will not see much change in engine specifications.

Renault Duster Facelift Spied India (1)

With launch planned for later this year, Duster facelift is being actively tested and was seen on Chennai roads wherein a few details were revealed.

It will continue to be powered by a 1.6 liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engine which could be tweaked for added efficiency and performance. The diesel engine will be offered in two configurations of 84 bhp and 200 Nm and in 110 bhp and 240 Nm. The petrol engine produces 102 bhp and 145 Nm. The engines will be mated to 5 speed manual or 6 speed manual gearbox. Apart from the top end diesel, which will also be offered in 4×4 drivetrain, all other variants will be FWD.

External updates on Duster facelift will include LED tail lamps, new alloy wheels and design updates on headlight, bumper and grille. Duster facelift also receives revised front and rear scuff plates besides modified roof rails to increase the amount of support it offers.

Also Read – Renault Duster 4×4 Review

Interiors receive a new instrument cluster, new upholstery and power window switches. Apart from this, it comes with exciting new accessories. The European spec model receives fire extinguisher, security system and snow chains. We are not sure if these will be on offer with the Indian Duster.

No indications on pricing as on date, which would be revealed closer to launch, but a price hike of INR 20,000 over equivalent current variants is expected on the Renault Duster Facelift.

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Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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1 Comment

  • When is Renault Duster Diesel Automatic being
    Planned for launch… Please LAUNCH soon…
    We are waiting.. And are excited about this NEWS…Renault should launch
    Duster Diesel Automatic in September ahead of Festive season, to cash on… There is immense interest in Automatic and
    Hyundai Creta has reported over 30% bookings of Automatic version and they have
    made changes in their production plans accordingly, infact they were much
    surprised by the automatic requirement, having expected only 10% of the total
    bookings.. It means of the 15000 bookings Hyundai Creta has received 4500
    bookings are for Automatic itself, which is a significant number and completely
    new opportunity ….

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