Conclusion – After spending a full day with this crossover and driving through a variety of terrain, the Renault Duster comes across as a very impressive package. It offers brilliant ride and handling combination with the driving dynamics of a sedan, muscluar looks and an appeal of an SUV. It also delivers good performance with great fuel efficiency with abundant boot space. Renault is offering a 2 + 2 year, 80,000 kms warranty and has drawn first blood in the compact SUV segment. The only downside, if any, is the quality of interiors but at this price point, Renault has surely hit the jackpot and the Duster is going to be in demand for a very long time.

Renault Duster Test Drive Review

Whats Cool

* Butch looks
* Space
* Handling

Whats Not So Cool

* Renault Dealership Network Not Big Enough
* Plastics Quality Average
* No 4×4 Option

Renault Duster Test Drive Review

2012 Renault Duster Specifications : –

* Engine: 1598cc, 1.6 K4M (Petrol), 1461cc dCi K9K (Diesel)
* Power: 104 PS (P), 85 PS (85 PS Diesel), 110 PS (110 PS Diesel)
* Torque: 145 Nm (P), 200 Nm (85 PS Diesel), 248 Nm (110 PS Diesel)
* Transmission: 5-speed manual (P and 85 PS D), 6-speed manual (110 PS D)
* Fuel Consumption (ARAI): 13.24 km/l (P), 20.46 km/l (85 PS), 19.01 km/l (110 PS)
* Fuel Type: Petrol and Diesel
* Suspension: Independent McPherson Strut with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar (Front), Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar (Rear)
* Tires: 215/65/16 Tubeless Radials
* Brakes: Hydraulically Operated Diagonal Split Dual Circuit Braking; Ventilated Disc (Front), Drums (Rear), ABS, EBD
* Safety: ABS, EBD, Dual Front Airbags, Engine Immobilizer

2012 Renault Duster Dimensions : –

* Overall length x width x height: 4315 mm X 1822 mm X 1695 mm
* Wheelbase: 2673 mm
* Front/Rear Track: 1560/1567 mm
* Ground clearance: 205 mm
* Turning Radius – 5.2 m
* Boot Volume: 475 liters, 1064-liters (with rear seats folded)
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 50-liters
* Kerb Weight: 1160-1306 kgs