After showcasing Duster facelift at the 2016 Indian Auto Expo, Renault India has finally launched the updated model at Rs 8.47 lac. The new Duster now sports 32 new changes to the exteriors and interiors, while the most important upgrade comes in the form of the all-new 6-speed Easy-R AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) unit, a first in the segment and is available only with the diesel engine.
Talking more about the cosmetic updates, the exterior enhancement includes revised headlamps, grille, bumpers and tail lamps, gunmetal finished 16-inch alloy wheels, power folding and adjustable ORVMs with turn indicators, Kayak roof rails, and a new body colour named Cayenne Orange. On the inside, the SUV gets new seat upholstery, new colour theme, updated centre console design, new 7-inch MEDIANAV display, updated air conditioning system, new power windows with anti-pinch function, rear view camera display with reverse guide lines, and the like. Range-topping variants get two airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, ESP, and Hill Start Assist.
Under the hood, the 2016 Renault Duster features the addition of the six-speed Renault Easy-R AMT system to the 110 PS diesel variant-lineup. The AMT version has the same gear ratios as the manual, hence the mileage claimed is the same – 19.6 km/l.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual gearbox continues to be on offer, and the same goes with the 1.5-litre diesel with six-speed manual and the 1.5-litre diesel with the 4×4 drive configuration and six-speed manual transmission.
Renault Duster facelift price list (ex-showroom, Delhi):
- Petrol 4×2 MT RXE – INR 8,46,999
- Petrol 4×2 MT RXL – INR 9,26,999
- Diesel 85 PS 4×2 MT RXZ – INR 11,46,999
- Diesel 85 PS 4×2 MT RXS – INR 10,76,999
- Diesel 85 PS 4×2 MT RXL – INR 10,26,999
- Diesel 85 PS 4×2 MT RXE – INR 9,46,999
- Diesel 85 PS 4×2 MT Standard – INR 9,26,999
- Diesel 110 PS 4×2 MT RXL – INR 11,06,999
- Diesel 110 PS 4×2 MT RXZ – INR 12,26,999
- Diesel 110 PS 4×2 AMT RXL – INR 11,66,999
- Diesel 110 PS 4×2 AMT RXZ – INR 12,86,999
- Diesel 110 PS 4×4 MT RXZ – INR 13,56,999