To regain lost ground from rivals such as Creta and Seltos, Renault recently launched Duster turbo petrol variant
While rivals focus on a long list of features, Duster turbo petrol is wooing customers with more powerful performance and that too at much affordable rates. Here’s a quick comparison of engine and specs to understand how Duster turbo petrol stacks up against Creta / Seltos turbo variants.
Engine & transmission
Even with a lower capacity 1.3 litre turbo petrol engine on-board Duster, the power output is a phenomenal 156 ps at 5500 rpm and 254 Nm at 1600 rpm. This beats the output figures of Creta and Seltos, which have the same 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine (140 ps / 242 Nm). Users whose primary requirement is higher power and torque would definitely like to try Duster.
Talking about the transmission, Renault is offering 6-speed manual and CVT with 7-step manual mode. While the CVT improves drive quality and responsiveness in city traffic, the 7-speed manual mode comes handy for off-road drives. In comparison, Seltos turbo petrol engine has 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT transmission. On Creta, only the 7-speed DCT is offered.
Duster turbo petrol’s power and torque output may be the best in its class, but what about other features? Let’s compare some specs to understand which SUV is the better equipped in this group.
Comfort and convenience – Creta and Seltos have a longer list of features such as front row ventilated seats, auto air purifier, driver rear view monitor, and Bose premium sound system with 8 speakers. The 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system is also larger, as compared to the 7-inch unit on Duster. Another key feature that people will miss on Duster is sunroof, which is available with Creta and Seltos.
Connectivity – Both Creta and Seltos score much higher when it comes to connectivity features. While Seltos has UVO, Creta comes with BlueLink tech. These include a range of connectivity features such as stolen vehicle tracking, geo fencing, remote access, voice control, remote engine start / stop, navigation, auto crash notification, find my car, vehicle health reports, etc. In comparison, connectivity features are fairly limited on Duster such as remote keyless entry & central locking and remote precooling.
Safety – While all three SUVs share several basic security features, Creta and Seltos have additional safety features such as front and rear parking sensors, six airbags, 360° view camera, and tire pressure monitoring system.
It’s clear that Renault has taken a no-frills approach with Duster turbo petrol. It is offering superior performance at much lower rates, which could be an attractive proposition for a specific group of customers. Duster turbo petrol prices start at Rs 10.49 lakh whereas Creta and Seltos are priced much higher at Rs 16.17 lakh and 15.54 lakh respectively.
|Electronic Multi Tripmeter||yes||yes||no|
|Electric Adjustable Driver’s Seats||yes||yes||no|
|Remote Trunk Opener||no||yes||no|
|Remote Fuel Lid Opener||yes||yes||no|
|Remote Engine Start/Stop||yes||yes||no|
|Rear AC Vents||yes||yes||no|
|Smart Access Card Entry||yes||yes||no|
|Engine start/stop button||yes||yes||no|
|Lane Change Indicator||yes||yes||no|
|Side Airbag Front||yes||yes||no|
|Day Night Rear View Mirror||yes||yes||no|
|Tyre Pressure Monitor||yes||yes||no|
|Isofix Child Seat Mounts||yes||yes||no|
|Heads Up Display||no||yes||no|
|Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts||yes||yes||no|
|Blind Spot Monitor||yes||yes||no|
|360 View Camera||no||yes||no|
|Wireless Phone charging||yes||yes||no|
|Connectivity technology||BlueLink||UVO Connect||no|
|Parking Sensors||rear||front and rear||rear|
|Touchscreen infotainment system||10.25-inch||10.25-inch||8-inch|