Renault Duster SUV bags over 6,000 bookings: attracts sedan and hatchback buyers in India as well

Renault Duster SUV bags over 6,000 bookings: attracts sedan and hatchback buyers in India as well

6000 bookings in one week of launch, only go to show the importance of a car like Renault Duster in India. Duster was introduced in Indian markets last week and experts already believe that Renault is on the brink of making a big shift in the Indian auto industry. India and China are emerging as major SUV markets with more preferences shown towards diesel variants. Renault Duster is one of such models which will attract customers like bees to honey specially due to its price factor.

Low in price, enhanced in performance and simple in architecture, Renault Duster is definitely one of the cheapest SUVs in global markets today. Specially designed for Indian audience, this right hand drive with rear air conditioning is offered in diesel variant with a host of internal improvements.

Petrol engine 104PS

RxE: 7.19 lakh ($13,143 or £8,393)
RxL: 8.19 lakh ($14,963 or £9,558)

Diesel Engine 85PS

RxE: 7.99 lakh ($14,598 or £9,323)
RxL: 8.99 lakh ($16,421 or £10,487)
RxL diesel optional pack: 9.99 lakh ($18,252 or £11,654)

Diesel engine 110PS

RxL: 9.99 lakh ($18,252 or £11,654)
RxZ: 10.99 lakh ($20,069 or £12,815)
RxZ diesel optional pack: 11.29 lakh ($20,617 or £13,165)

This pricing allows Renault to tap a market which is accessible to premium hatchback buyers as well as sedan buyers in India.

According to Deepesh Rathore, MD, IHS Global Insight, India, “The market is looking for quality. Duster has some advantages. It’s a spacious car with a dependable and robust engine mated to a solid design. Had it come from Maruti or Hyundai stable, it would have been an instant success. Limited market penetration and poor brand image could be major drawbacks.”

Renault Duster Mileage

Duster Petrol: 13.24 kmpl
Duster 85 Diesel: 20.45 kmpl
Duster 110 Diesel: 19.01 kmpl

Duster    (Core features)

Unique & Modern design
A trendy & compact urban SUV
Stylish Chrome grille
Twin barrel headlamps
16” Alloy Wheels
Front Fog Lamps
Keyless Entry
ABS with Brake Assist & EBD
Dual front airbags
Plush Leather Upholstery
4 Speaker Music System with USB , AUX-IN & Bluetooth Connectivity
Steering mounted Audio & phone control
Rear Defogger, wiper & washer
Electrically adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors
Rear Parking Sensors
475 Litre  Trunk capacity

For complete specs of Renault Duster, click here.

For image gallery of Renault Duster, click here.

Renault Duster Price Range – Rs 7.19 lakh to Rs 8.19 lakh (petrol), Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 11.29 lakh (diesel)

Mahindra Scorpio Price Range – Rs 7.4 lakh to Rs 12.38 lakh (diesel)

Tata Safari Price Range – Rs 7.86 lakh to Rs 13.37 lakh (diesel)

Hyundai i20 Price Range – Rs 4.73 lakh to Rs 7.67 lakh (petrol + diesel)

Volkswagen Polo Price Range – Rs 4.67 lakh to Rs 7.36 lakh (petrol + diesel)

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Price Range – Rs 7.11 lakh to Rs 11.26 lakh (petrol + diesel)

Volkswagen Vento Price Range – Rs 7.18 lakh to Rs 10.20 lakh (petrol + diesel)

Honda City Price Range – Rs 7.20 lakh to Rs 10.44 lakh (petrol)

Skoda Rapid Price Range – Rs 6.90 lakh to Rs 9.50 lakh (petrol + diesel)

 

Renault Duster ad 1

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Renault Duster ad 2

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