The 2019 Renault Duster has been launched in India, available in 9 variants.
Renault has launched the updated Duster compact SUV in India at a starting price of Rs. 7.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). The 2019 Renault Duster gets new features and two engine options spread across a total of 9 trims – 3 petrol and 6 diesel.
The compact SUV gets a fresh grille with chrome garnish, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a new front bumper, a higher revised bonnet that conforms to pedestrian-protection norms, while front and rear skid plates along with roof rails are carried on from the previous model.
The cabin gets an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible infotainment system, a new steering wheel, a faux-aluminium trim, rectangular AC vents on the centre console and body-coloured dash insert. In terms of safety, it gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist as standard while the automatic and all-wheel-drive trims get additional Hill Start Assist and ESC (Electronic Stability Control) features.
Under the hood, the 2019 Renault Duster offers the same set of powertrains as its predecessor. First is a 1.5-litre petrol engine churning 107.47 PS of power and a peak torque of 142 Nm. This engine is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-step CVT. Second is a 1.5-litre, turbocharged diesel unit offered in two states of tune. The less-powered variant offers 86 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque while the other produces 111.5 PS of power and 245 Nm of torque. While the former gets a 5-speed manual only, the latter comes with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an AMT. AWD will now be offered on the mid-spec RxS trim instead of the top-level RxZ version.
Unlike the previous model which offered a diesel-AMT variant in the mid-spec RxS variant, the updated Duster offers the same only on the top-spec RxZ variant making the Duster AMT close to Rs. 60,000/- expensive than the model it replaces. The 2019 Duster is available in 7 colours- Caspian Blue, Mahogany Brown, Pearl White, Moonlight Silver, Outback Bronze, Slate Grey and Cayenne Orange.
2019 Renault Duster AMT Price
– RXS (O) CVT – Rs. 9.99 lakhs
– Petrol RXS – Rs. 9.19 lakhs
– Petrol RXS (O) CVT – Rs. 9.9 lakhs
– 85 PS RXE – Rs. 9.2 lakhs
– 85 PS RXE – Rs. 9.9 lakhs
– 110 PS RXS – Rs. 11.1 lakhs
– 110 PS RXS(O) – Rs. 12.49 lakhs
– 110 PS RXZ – Rs. 12.09 lakhs
– 110 PS RXZ AMT – Rs 12. 4 lakhs
(all prices ex-showroom)