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  • Economy
    Mileage
    19.7 kmpl
    Service cost
    4,720 /yr
  • Performance
    Engine
    1461 cc
    BHP
    108.45
  • Comfort
    Automatic
    No
    Rear AC Vents
    No
  • Safety
    ABS
    Yes
    Driver Airbag
    Yes
  • EMI
    Duration
    60 months
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Renault Duster Price List

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    85PS Diesel RxE
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmpl
    `9.1 Lac* Get On Road Price
    85PS Diesel RxL Explore
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmpl
    `10.0 Lac* Get On Road Price
    85PS Diesel RxL
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmpl
    `10.0 Lac* Get On Road Price
    85PS Diesel RxL Plus
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmpl
    `10.8 Lac* Get On Road Price
    110PS Diesel RxL Explore
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.64 kmpl
    `11.1 Lac* Get On Road Price
    110PS Diesel RxL
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.64 kmpl
    `11.1 Lac* Get On Road Price
    85PS Diesel RxL Option
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmpl
    `11.4 Lac* Get On Road Price
    110PS Diesel RxZ Plus
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.64 kmpl
    `12.4 Lac* Get On Road Price
    110PS Diesel RXZ Option
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.64 kmpl
    `12.4 Lac* Get On Road Price
    RXL AWD
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.72 kmpl
    `12.5 Lac* Get On Road Price
    RXZ AWD
    1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.72 kmpl
    `13.5 Lac* Get On Road Price
    Petrol RxE
    1598 cc, Manual, Petrol, 13.05 kmpl
    `8.0 Lac* Get On Road Price
    Petrol RxL
    1598 cc, Manual, Petrol, 13.05 kmpl
    `9.5 Lac* Get On Road Price

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Duster Color Options

  • Metallic Graphite Grey

  • Metallic Woodland Brown

  • Pearl Supreme White

  • Metallic Moonlight Silver

  • Metallic Fiery Red

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  • Pearl Galaxy Black

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Duster Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Transmission Engine Description Mileage Power
City Highway
85PS Diesel RxE Diesel 1461cc
16.1 19.87 83.8bhp @ 3750rpm
85PS Diesel RxL 1461cc
16.1 19.87 83.8bhp @ 3750rpm
85PS Diesel RxL Explore 1461cc
16.1 19.87 83.8bhp @ 3750rpm
85PS Diesel RxL Plus 1461cc
16.1 19.87 83.8bhp @ 3750rpm
110PS Diesel RxL Explore 1461cc
16.1 19.64 108.45bhp @ 4000rpm
110PS Diesel RxL 1461cc
16.1 19.64 108.45bhp @ 4000rpm
85PS Diesel RxL Option 1461cc
16.1 19.87 83.8bhp @ 3750rpm
110PS Diesel RxZ Plus 1461cc
16.1 19.64 108.45bhp @ 4000rpm
110PS Diesel RXZ Option 1461cc
16.1 19.64 108.45bhp @ 4000rpm
RXL AWD 1461cc
16.1 19.72 108.45bhp @ 4000rpm
RXZ AWD 1461cc
16.1 19.72 108.45bhp @ 4000rpm
Petrol RxE Petrol 1598cc
10.4 13.05 102.53bhp @ 5750rpm
Petrol RxL 1598cc
10.4 13.05 102.53bhp @ 5750rpm

Renault Duster Review

Highlights

September 01, 2015: Renault launched another limited edition of the Duster dubbed the Duster Explore. Available in the mid level RxL variant, the Explore gets minor tweaks both on the inside as well as outside with the highlight being the Nouveau Orange accents. The front houses a similar bumper we've seen on the Duster Adventure edition bearing two auxiliary lamps. Apart from this and some stripes peppered around the body, the Explore edition is identical to the standard Duster. The interiors get a generous dose of Nouveau Orange as well. Renault has liberally used them around the seats, steering wheels, instrument cluster and the floor mats as well. Mechanically, it remains unchanged - retaining the 1.5 dCi motor available in either a 85PS or a 110PS state of tune.The Limited Edition Duster Explore will be available in 2 variants, the Limited Edition Duster 85 PS RXL Explore and the Limited Edition Duster 110 PS RXL Explore at an introductory pricing of Rs. 9.99 Lakh and Rs. 11.10 Lakh (ex-Delhi), respectively.

Overview

Renault India is accredited to make the concept of Urban SUV popular in India, thanks to their Renault Duster series. This model has helped them to earn a firm foothold in the country ever since it was first launched. In its journey since the launch, the company has made minor changes to its features and added new variants to its line-up. Now again, it has rolled out the Renault Duster Explore Limited Edition in the country to catch up with the growing competition for the upcoming festive season. Available in limited numbers, this new edition gets some cosmetic updates to its interiors and exteriors. As for the technical specifications, this SUV remains unchanged and is made available in two trims namely - 85PS RXL and 110PS RXL. To start with the exteriors, it gets dark chromed front radiator grille, a set of new racing stripes, a chrome finished tailgate with 'DUSTER' emblem, double barrel headlamps, front armor and skid plates. Talking about the interior section, it gets 'Nouveau Orange' themed seat covers and chrome knob for parking brake. Additionally, it gets extensive chrome accents for AC vent surround, floor mats, steering wheel, for the instrument cluster rings. These limited edition trims also have the best-in-class features like Eco mode gearshift indicator and Cruise control with speed limiter function.

Like mentioned above, this SUV continues to be powered by the same 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel versions. The 110PS version gets a 6-Speed manual transmission as compared to the 5-Speed on the other versions. Apart from the base diesel, other trims are all fitted with anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. The car maker has incorporated an electronic stability program with anti slip regulation and hill start assist function in high end, which helps to deal with uneven road conditions. The frontage gets a well patterned headlight cluster with dual barrel lamps, body colored bumpers with cladding, stylish roof rails, sporty aluminum alloy wheels with gun metal finish and many such facets. Its interior cabin is done up in a dual tone color scheme that is complimented by red inserts on seats. All the trims in this series get an air conditioning with rear AC vents, power steering with tilt adjustment function, electrically operated windows and lots of storage spaces for convenience of its occupants. In terms of safety, the Duster is incorporated with an immobilizer, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, central locking system etc. It is going to give a tough competition in the SUV segment, where it will challenge Tata Safari Storme, Mahindra Scorpio, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra XUV500 and so on. Renault offers a factory warranty period for 2-years or 50,000 kilometers, which can be increased owing to the extended warranty program.

Exterior

Exteriors

This SUV is certainly the best looking in its class with a distinct appeal that has just gone to the next level with the 'Explore Edition'. Although, there are only minor teaks to the exteriors, this limited version looks notably different front the other trims, thanks to its dual barrel headlamps and dark chromed radiator grille. Furthermore, it also gets a front armor or a nudge guard that makes it look even bolder. Further adding to its sporty appeal is its racing stripes on its bonnet. Besides these, we can find some more cosmetics like body decals, black roof rails and other such aspects. On the side facet, Over to the side, the flared wheel arches instantly grab attention. Sitting snug under the wheel arches are meaty 16” wheels that give the Duster an imposing stance. The large glass area and the roof rails give the Renault that SUV look. The door handles and outside rearview mirrors on the top end gets a chrome stain finish, which looks classy. Its rear profile has a large windscreen, which is accompanied by a third brake light with a wiper. It has a defogger with a timer. Its tailgate gets a large chrome strip with Duster branding. Its bumper is painted in dual color and accompanied by a chrome satin finished skid plate that prevents damages.

Exterior Measurements:

The Duster has a total length of 4315mm and an overall width of 1822mm (excluding external wing mirrors). This has an impressive height of 1695mm (including roof rails). The minimum ground clearance measures 205mm, which makes it capable for off-roading. The AWD sits 5mm higher at 210mm. The wheelbase is 2673mm, which contributes towards creating ample legroom. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.2 meters, which is quite good for a vehicle of this size.

Interiors

Editor's take : It is only the interiors of the Duster that failed to appeal us. The plastic quality isn’t up to the mark, even though the fit and finish is decent. The space in the SUV is just phenomenal, with large and supportive seats.

 

 

The newly introduced Duster Explore Edition has the same interior design as other trims, but orange theme is what makes it look different. First thing is that it gets Nouveau Orange fabric upholstery that refines the entire cabin. Additionally, aspects like steering wheel, floor carpets, AC vent surround and instrument panel also gets chrome inserts that distinguishes its exclusivity. These special features have been given to the RxL trims in the line-up. The internal cabin is quite spacious with long wheelbase, width and height. The company has given a composition its internal section with sporty black and grey color scheme, while 2WD ones get beige interiors. The driver is greeted by a illuminated three-pod instrument cluster with an MID. The instrument cluster has an on-board computer with multi-information screen that displays average and real time fuel consumption, estimated range with remaining fuel, average speed, service reminder notification, external temperature display and several notification lamps. The AWD has a sportier steering wheel that is wrapped with leather. Most of its interior scheme is borrowed from the existing variants, but its central console gets a minor tweak that emphasizes its exclusiveness. The seats are a good place to be in, both at the front and at the rear. The front seats lack slightly in lower back support, whereas the rear lacks adequate under-thigh support for long journeys. The driver’s seat gets height adjust in the top-spec trim. The seats of top end are covered with premium leather upholstery, which gives the cabin a plush appearance. The seats of other trims get good quality fabric upholstery. Its rear bench seat comes with 60:40 split folding facility, which helps in increasing the storage volume. It gets important utility features like a large glove box, cabin lamps, storage pockets in all doors, dual front sun visors, accessory sockets for charging electronic devices, front seat back pocket and cup holders.

Interior Comfort:

Its entry level RxE is incorporated with keyless entry, front power windows with illuminated switches, power steering with tilt adjustment, foldable rear backrest and rear center armrest with cup holders. In addition, its RxL and RxL Plus has aspects like glove box lamp, reading lamps, height adjustable front seat belts, on-board trip computer, steering mounted audio controls, adjustable rear seat head rests, rear power windows and electrically operated outside mirrors. It is equipped with a manual HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioner) unit with pollen filter for purifying the cabin air. It has electrically adjustable and foldable outside rear view mirrors that include temperature sensor as well. The company has given an advanced multimedia player, which spots audio streaming and Bluetooth connectivity with intuitive voice command technology. It supports CD/MP3 player, radio with AM/FM tuner, USB interface, Aux-in Port and six speakers, which enhances the ambiance of its cabin. The audio controls are mounted on the steering wheel, which makes quite easy for the driver. It has a cruise control function with speed limiter that maintains a steady speed on the highways as set by the driver. The smart digital instrument cluster is easy to read and alerts the driver with various notifications. It comes with a digital tachometer, an electronic tripmeter, door ajar warning, outside temperature display, driver seatbelt reminder notification and several other functions.

Interior Measurements:

This SUV has a huge cabin space that can host seating for at least five passengers. There is ample leg, shoulder and head space in both front and rear cabin owing to its long wheelbase, height and width. It has an impressive boot space of 475 litres, which can be extended up to 1064 litres by folding the rear bench seat.

Acceleration & Pick-Up

Its petrol versions are perkier in terms of acceleration and pickup owing to its 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. It takes only about 11.5 to 11.7 seconds to breach a 100 Kmph speed mark from a standstill. It can achieve a top speed of approximately 160 Kmph, which is rather decent for this segment. Base CRDI line are mated with the same five speed manual transmission gearbox that helps it to reach a top speed of 158 Kmph. While it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in 13.9 seconds from standstill. The more powerful versions are coupled with a six speed manual transmission gearbox that propels to a 100 Kmph mark in just 12.5 seconds from a scratch and can go up to a maximum speed of about 168 Kmph approximately.

Engine and Performance

Editor's take : While driving Duster we felt that despite K9K being a frugal engine, it possesses fair drivability to roam around the town. Acceleration, as expected, is quite brisk and even when lugged in a higher cog, it pulls out swiftly. The torque figure of 85 PS duster feels better in city driving conditions as compared to 110 PS variant. All these factors contribute to a larger extent in luring the customers and make it a good buy.

The Duster is available with both petrol and diesel motor options while the latter is available in two states of tune. Powering the petrol Duster is a 1.6-litre K4M power plant that produces 102.5bhp at 5850rpm and 145Nm of torque at 3750rpm. The petrol motor is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. The diesel line-up get a 1.5-litre dCi with either 85PS or 110PS of output on tap. While the 85 PS Duster has to make do with 200Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-Speed gearbox, the 110PS version gets 248Nm of max twist mated to a 6-Speed unit. An AWD (All wheel drive) is available with the 110PS tune.

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Mileage

This SUV is available with both options, wherein the oil-burner line is being has two states-of-tune. Its common rail based direct injection fuel supply system generates 85PS and has the ability to produce a minimum mileage of 15 Kmpl on city roads, which goes up to a maximum of 19.87 Kmpl on highways. Its 110PS range can deliver a mileage of 19.5 Kmpl approximately on the bigger roads and 14 Kmpl within the city. Petrol ones are fitted with a multi point fuel injection supply system. It can return a maximum mileage of 13.05 Kmpl on the expressways and about 9.5 Kmpl in the city traffic conditions.

Power of Renault Duster

The DOHC based K4M petrol mill can pump out a maximum yield of 102.5bhp at 5750rpm, generating a commanding torque output of 145Nm at 3750rpm, which is good for Indian road conditions. Oil-burners the ability to produce a maximum output of 83.8bhp at 3750rpm and yields a superior torque output of 200Nm at just 1750rpm. The 110PS churns out 108.5bhp of yield at 4000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 248Nm at 1750rpm.

Accessories

Stereo & Accessories

Editor's take : The integrated music system in the Duster is decent, although we wish that the speakers could have been a tad better.

One of the main highlights of this model series is its MediaNav touchscreen infotainment system featuring a high resolution color screen that provides controls for audio, video, Bluetooth and navigation. However, this is present only for the top end and the mid range trims have a conventional 2-DIN music unit. It has a CD player with USB interface and Aux-in port. It has other styling like roof rails, protective claddings, stylish alloy wheels and side moldings. The buyers can customize with a slew of attractive components like stylish body decals, nudge guards, extra lamps, and side skirts. Its interiors can be personalized with leather seating upholstery, floor carpets, improved trim lining and others.

You can now buy Renault Duster accessories online. Great discounts available.

Braking & Handling

Editor's take : Being based on the Logan platform, the handling of the Duster is good and it can do around corners like any other car.

The Duster gets ventilated disc brakes up front and the rear ones have been coupled with conventional drum brakes. It gets anti lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist. It manages to lose speed quickly under hard braking. Coming to the suspension setup, it gets an independent McPherson strut upfront, while the rear is assembled with trailing arm type of suspension mechanism.

Safety & Security

Editor's take : The Duster comes with ABS and with two airbags in its top of the line versions.


The entry level RxE has ABS with EBD and brake assist function, an immobilizer for preventing the from the vehicle theft, central locking, engine protective underguard and door open warning lamp. RxL has rear defogger, front fog lamps, driver seat belt warning lamp and rear wiper with washer. The top end have advanced facets like hill start assist, electronic stability program, anti slip regulation, dual airbags for driver and front co-passenger, rear parking sensors etc. It has seat belts for all occupants with driver seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel.

Wheels

Wheels

The lower trims have to make do with steel rims. The top end RxZ and the AWD gets a 5-spoke alloy wheel. The wheels on the AWD are painted in a shade of gunmetal grey to differentiate it from its 2WD siblings. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 215/65 R16 that provide excellent grip on roads.

Pros

 

1. Fuel economy of diesel mill is good.

2. Drivability of AWD is impressive.

3. Initial cost of ownership is reasonable.

4. Roomy internal cabin with excellent seating comfort.

5. External appearance is attractive.

 

Cons

 

1. Presence of authorized service stations needs to increase.

2. Lack of music system in base line-up is a disadvantage.

3. Alloy wheels can made standard.

4. There is still scope to improve interior scheme.

5. Fuel economy of petrol trims needs to improve.

 

Renault Duster Price

Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata
85PS Diesel RxE
(Diesel)
9,06,810 9,10,343 9,57,046 9,14,453 9,12,464 9,12,152 9,34,593   Get On Road Price  
85PS Diesel RxL
(Diesel)
9,99,000 10,15,291 10,65,958 10,19,916 10,17,621 9,99,000 10,40,584   Get On Road Price  
85PS Diesel RxL Explore
(Diesel)
9,99,000 10,05,000 10,54,000 10,09,000 10,14,000 10,06,000 10,28,000   Get On Road Price  
85PS Diesel RxL Plus
(Diesel)
10,79,868 10,87,451 11,39,823 10,91,460 10,96,557 10,88,234 11,12,344   Get On Road Price  
110PS Diesel RxL Explore
(Diesel)
11,10,000 11,17,000 11,71,000 11,21,000 11,27,000 11,18,000 11,43,000   Get On Road Price  
110PS Diesel RxL
(Diesel)
11,10,183 11,20,038 11,94,768 11,30,725 11,24,527 11,24,107 11,59,636   Get On Road Price  
85PS Diesel RxL Option
(Diesel)
11,39,369 11,46,969 12,02,757 11,52,378 11,49,569 11,48,778 11,73,559   Get On Road Price  
110PS Diesel RxZ Plus
(Diesel)
12,37,602 12,48,817 13,12,911 12,60,224 12,76,510 12,52,373 12,74,482   Get On Road Price  
110PS Diesel RXZ Option
(Diesel)
12,42,656 12,54,207 13,16,902 12,65,409 12,81,679 12,57,558 12,79,750   Get On Road Price  
RXL AWD
(Diesel)
12,47,303 12,51,303 13,15,344 12,62,607 12,79,059 12,54,859 12,76,834   Get On Road Price  
RXZ AWD
(Diesel)
13,54,766 13,67,152 14,36,234 13,79,380 13,97,204 13,70,913 13,94,961   Get On Road Price  
Petrol RxE
(Petrol)
7,99,000 8,32,460 8,76,941 8,36,151 8,34,415 8,34,196 8,61,516   Get On Road Price  
Petrol RxL
(Petrol)
9,46,560 9,50,927 10,18,017 9,72,438 9,53,070 9,52,666 9,92,575   Get On Road Price  

Road Test

First drive: Renault Duster AWD
First drive: Renault Duster AWD Expert Review
When Renault launched the Duster in India two years ago the SUV sold like hot cakes. This was an SUV which was appealing to the masses not just aesthetically but also financially. Though not a hard core off-roader the Renault Duster quickly impressed auto enthusiasts winning praises, and though it lacked the feel of an off-roader, it was anticipated that Renault would eventually launch the Duster with features that would make it an SUV not just for the road, but also off it. In the past years the Duster has been launched in the Anniversary and Adventure editions, but these have been merely cosmetic changes. Come 2014 and Renault introduces the Duster with a 4x4 version called the Duster AWD. We recently drove the Duster AWD at a drive conducted by Renault at Lavasa and here are our first impressions. [read more]

User Reviews

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  • Good car in its segment
    By Pankaj Rawat| August 12, 2015 | 317 Views
    Look and Style: Looks are one of its strong points. It looks impressive without the bulk of other similars in its segment. Interiors are decent, but not great. It is not a very "Featured Rich Car" from the inside. Comfort: I can only comment from the rear seat experience as my driver drove it most of the time. It was very comfortable, no bumpy rides (as far as Indian cars go). Pretty spacious too, though there are no AC vents on the back,... Read Full Review
  • Renault Duster 85 PS RxL(Opt) with NAV
    By Syed Faraz| July 14, 2015 | 758 Views
    Look and Style - This is one of the best car I've ever driven so far. Comfort - Awesome comfort, you will get the feel, if you like to go on long drives. Comfortable seats with many additioanl gadgets. Pickup - Nice pickup, even in a steep areas, allows you to overtake easily. Mileage - Amazing mileage of 15.05 KMPL in City and 17-18 KMPL in highways. Best Features - It's ground clearance, which is the best for indian roads. Powerful engi... Read Full Review
  • Amazing Duster AWD
    By Sunil K R| June 08, 2015 | 1205 Views
    Amazing SUV with excellent manoeuvrability and superb stability. Power & braking instills confidence in the driver. Good road visibility, clearance & roomy interiors. Never want to reach my destination. Just love driving it & wish my journey never ends. Though I was initially never attracted towards Duster, I just can't stay away from it now. I used to drive a Honda City automatic which is an excellent car with only one issue whic... Read Full Review
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News

  • Renault launches limited edition Duster Explore
    Posted On | September 01, 2015 | 1277 Views
    Renault India launched the Renault Duster Explore today. Renault says that The Limited Edition Duster Explore ‘ celebrates the essence of adventure and symbolizes the indomitable spirit of exploring the outdoors ‘. Read Full News
  • Renault Duster Facelift Spied ahead of its Launch
    Posted On | July 30, 2015 | 3848 Views
    The all new Indian spec Renault Duster facelift was recently spotted in Chennai. The facelift which is said to launch towards the end of 2015 was found testing under black vinyl on Chennai roads.   Read Full News
  • India bound 2016 Duster Launches in Russia
    Posted On | June 30, 2015 | 5707 Views
    The French automaker Renault has unveiled its latest Duster in the Russian market. The 2015 version is the same launched in the Brazilian market sometime back. And interesting thing for the enthusiasts is that this Duster would be making its way to the Indian market next year. The car revealed in Russia is better in terms of aesthetics, interior comfort as well new set of engines. Read Full News
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