Renault will display the Duster Air and Sandero Black limited edition models at the upcoming Paris Motor Show that get more style and equipment over the regular versions.
While Renault is all-set to showcase an ensemble of products at the Paris Motor Show scheduled next month, its budget brand Dacia too is looking forward to add some special editions on the pavilion as part of the exhibits, exclusive to the French market. Dacia will be launching the Duster Air (Blackstorm in other markets) and Sandero Black Touch limited edition models that get cosmetic updates for a stylish new look as well as equipment upgrades over the regular version.
Starting with the Dacia Sandero (not available in India and won’t be launched here), the Black Touch limited edition model is based on the top-end Laureate grade and gets new 15-inch alloy wheels and design details include gloss black ORVMs and B-pillar trims. On the inside, the Sandero Black Touch gets all black interiors with additions being gloss black inserts and chrome handles. The equipment list features a touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, cruise control with speed limiter as well as automatic climate control. In terms of powertrain, the Sandero Black Touch continues to draw power from existing engine options including two petrol and a diesel motor. The Sandero can be ordered in a metallic Comete grey shade along with 7 other finishes available on the palette.
Coming to the much loved SUV, the Duster Air limited edition model takes inspiration from the world of aviation with special touches added all over. Based on the top-end Laureate trim, the limited edition Duster features contrast yellow new brushed silver skid plates, ORVMs, altimeter body graphics on the sides, boot and tail gate as well as new chrome plated scuff plates and exhaust pipe. Finishing touches include extra-tinted rear glass and 16-inch dark metal alloy wheels for an exclusive look.
Inside the cabin, the Dacia Duster Air features black highlights on the centre console, door grab handles and steering wheel trims. The altimeter graphics are carried over to the seat backs and is also seen on the steering wheel. Finishing touches are added by the tastefully upholstered fabric seats with contrast yellow stitching that get embroidered motifs. The Duster Air limited edition can be ordered in four shades namely Platine Grey, Pearlescent Black, Comète Grey and Glacier White. There are no updates to the powertrain and the compact SUV continues with the same 1.5-litre dCi diesel motor producing 110 PS of power that sends power to either front or all four wheels.
Dacia will commence sales for both the limited edition versions across France on 2nd October. Prices for the Sandero Black Touch commence at 10,450 Euros (Rs. 8.13 lakhs), while the Duster Air is priced at 16,200 Euros (Rs. 12.61 lakhs). A more popular model for Renault in India, the Duster has been updated with All-Wheel Drive and updated features inside the cabin priced at Rs. 12.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-end trim.