Renault Duster 1.3 Turbo Petrol Launched, Priced From Rs. 10.49 Lakhs
The much awaited 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine is finally here after being showcased at 2020 Auto Expo.
Renault Duster 1.3-litre turbo petrol is finally here, the wait is over! First showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, the turbo petrol variants of the Duster are now launched, priced from Rs. 10.49 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Let’s get straight to the engine details. It is a new 1330cc, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, direct injection petrol motor. It produces 156 PS at 5500 RPM and 254 Nm at 1600 RPM. It is available with both 6-speed manual transmission and CVT automatic options.
Renault claims fuel efficiency of 16.50 km/l with manual and 16.42 km/l with CVT.
The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor continues to be on offer. It produces 106 PS at 5600 RPM and 142 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only.
The 1.5-litre engine is available in RXE, RXS and RXZ, priced at Rs. 8.59 lakhs, Rs. 9.39 lakhs and Rs. 9.99 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom).
Renault is offering a total of 8 variants with the Duster. 3 variants belong to the 1.5 petrol MT, 3 for the 1.3 turbo petrol MT and 2 for the 1.3 turbo petrol CVT.
There are 7 colours on offer – blue, brown, orange, silver, grey, bronze and white.
While there are no changes in terms of styling with the turbo variants, the carmaker has added sporty red accents to the exteriors of the Duster turbo. The crimson red accents can be found on the front grille, tail gate, roof rails and fog lamp cover.
It also comes with new 17-inch Forza diamond cut alloy wheels for the turbo RXS and RXZ variants.
One of the new additions in the Duster is the pre-cooling function with remote engine start. With a touch of a button on the key fob, you can start the engine from outside and the AC will turn on.
There is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment on offer with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It comes with new Arkamys audio system with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters.
Renault claims the Duster is compliant with front, side and pedestrian crash norms. It comes with ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder and speed alert as standard across all trims.
Reverse Parking Camera, Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and Hill-Start Assist is also available in the range topping trims.
*All prices, ex-showroom