Renault Duster Facelift: Variants, Features and Highlights

Renault Duster Facelift

Renault has silently launched the much awaited Duster facelift on 2nd March at a price tag of Rs. 8.47 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). Though the car is essentially the same, there is a lot to differentiate it from the outgone model. What the different Duster variants have to offer, we find out.

ENGINES

Like its predecessor, the latest edition of Duster gets a similar set of engines, however, as an added benefit the diesel variants now come with an AMT. On the diesel side, there are two engine options, the 1.5-litre dCi that produces 85 PS and the other with same displacement that produces 110 PS. The relatively underpowered engine comes with a 5-speed manual, while the powerful one is mated to a 6-speed manual and an AMT. On the petrol side, it gets a powerful 1.6-litre engine that churns out max power of 105 PS.

VARIANTS

Standard

This base variant gets a fair amount of features, the most prominent are listed below:

Two tone body colored front bumper

Kayak roof rails

Cederwood interiors

Tilt adjustable steering column

Downers of this variant

No rear power windows

No wheel caps

No infotainment system

No ABS-EBD and Airbags

Renault Duster RxE

Along with the standard variant offerings, the add-on features of RxE variant include

Waterfall LED taillamps

Front and rear power windows

Rear parcel shelf and storage space

ABS and EBD with Brake Assist

Front and rear power windows

Wheel caps on steel wheels

Downers of this variant

No rear central armrest

No rear reading lamps

No automatic on offer

Renault Duster RxL

This variant is where you get a decently specced car. Along with the features of RxE, this one offers a few more.

Optional AMT gearbox

110 PS dCi motor, lower one gets the 85 PS one

6-speed gear option

Rear passenger reading lamps

Diagonally woven seat fabric

Rear seat armrest with two cup holders

Integrated 2-Din music system

Bluetooth connectivity and telephony with 4-speakers

Electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs

Gear shift indicator

Driver airbag only

ESP and Hill Start Assist with AMT

Downer

No alloy wheels

Renault Duster RxS

Along with the features of the RxL variant, this one gets the following:

Alloy wheels

Firefly foglamps

Sporty double seat fabric, looks more premium

Sporty red colour on door trim handle

Gear shift indicator with manual transmission

Downer

No passenger airbag

Renault Duster RxZ

Along with the above mentioned features, it gets the below add-ons.

Offered with an all wheel drive variant

Automatic air conditioner

Anti-pinch power windows

Driver side auto up and down

Driver seat armrest   

Height adjustable driver seat with lumbar support

Height adjustable front seatbelts

Driver and passenger airbags

Undoubtedly, Renault Duster is a decently packages vehicle, and one can opt for these across the variant range at different price points. There is also a new color choice that has been added (Cayenne Orange), which made this tough little SUV even more appealing.

Watch Showcase Video of Renault Duster at Auto Expo 2016

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Renault Duster Facelift: Variants, Features and Highlights