A Renault Duster has been given a makeover by KitUp Automotive from Coimbatore. The design firm has added both exterior and interior updates but the Duster continues to be powered by the same engine as seen on its stock model.
This modified Renault Duster is now painted in a dual tone of matte green and grey with a contrasting gloss black roof. It gets a sportier bumper, LED lights, fog lamps and a silver grille. Other exterior accents also include a new rear bumper, large spoiler and projector headlamps with LED DRLs. Interiors are seen in tan leather upholstery, a starlit roof and new custom audio system.
The Renault Duster, modified by KitUp Automotive receives no changes where engine specifications are concerned. Renault Duster in India, continues to be powered by a 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder petrol engine offering 101 PS peak power and 134 Nm peak torque and a 1.5 liter, dCi, 4 cylinder diesel engine offering 85 PS power. Both these engines are mated to a 6 speed manual. The diesel engine also gets a 6 speed AMT while the XTronic CVT is exclusively on offer with the petrol engine.
In addition to this green Duster, there is one more Duster modification job which is worth noting. This one was done by a Renault dealer in India. Renault Duster, modified by the said dealer, has been given a two toned body wrap in Ocean Blue and Matte Black.
Just this wrapping will cost buyers a sum of INR 1 lakh, while option of Plastidip is a more preferred body coating, which not only comes at a fraction of this cost and is more durable, but is also easier to put on and take off.
The dealer has also planted 20” alloy wheels and low profile tyres on board the Duster showpiece which are available in after-markets. The Duster makeover includes custom headlights from Taiwan which come at a price of INR 40,000 per set and taillights which include LEDs and are priced at INR 35,000. Fog lights up front cost INR 20,000 while Daytime Running Lights have a price tag of INR 7,000.
Besides these add ons, the dealer has also affixed a HandiRack at a cost of INR 7,000 able to hold up luggage of 80 kgs weight while it can be folded and stored in the boot when not used. Window tints also form a part of the Renault Duster makeover giving the SUV an exclusive though somewhat expensive appearance.