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Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    17.5
    16.41
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    23.5
    19.72
    24.2
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    43
    50
    42
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    7
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 89.75bhp 8V TDCi Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 108.45bhp 16V dCi Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1498
    1461
    1498
  • Maximum Power
    89.75bhp@3750rpm
    108.45bhp@4000rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    204Nm @ 2000-2750rpm
    245Nm@1750rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    TDCi Diesel Engine
    dCi Diesel Engine
    i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.5-litre 89.75bhp 8V TDCi Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 108.45bhp 16V dCi Diesel Engine
    1.5-litre 98.63bhp 16V i-DTEC Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1498
    1461
    1498
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    89.75bhp@3750rpm
    108.45bhp@4000rpm
    98.63bhp@3600rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    204Nm @ 2000-2750rpm
    245Nm@1750rpm
    200Nm@1750rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    2
    4
    4
  • Valve Configuration
    SOHC
    DOHC
    DOHC
  • Fuel Supply System
    TDCi
    CRDI
    CRDi
  • Bore x Stroke
    76 mm x 82.5 mm
  • Compression Ratio
    10.2:1
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    6 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    AWD
    FWD

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti-Roll Bar
    Independent Multilink
    McPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension
    Semi-independent Twist Beam With Twin Shock Absorbers Filled With Gas & Oil
    Independent Multilink
    Torsion Beam
  • Shock Absorbers Type
    Passive Twin-Tube Gas Filled

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Adjustuble
    Tilt Steering
    Collapsible Steering
  • Steering Gear Type
    Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Radius
    5.2 metres
    5.2 metres
    5.4 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Ventillated Discs
    Ventilated Disc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Self adjusting Drums
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

  • Top Speed
    140km/hr
  • Acceleration (0-100 kmph)
    15 Seconds
  • Braking Time

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    17.5
    16.41
    18.3
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    23.5
    19.72
    24.2
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    43
    50
    42
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV
    BS IV
  • Emission Control System
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    195/60 R15
    215/65 R16
    185/65 R15
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R15
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    15 Inch
    16 Inch
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
    7
  • No. of Doors
    4
    5
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    430-litre
    410-litres
    223-litre

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2011-07-14
    2014-09-24
    2014-07-23
  • Warranty Time
    2 years
    2+2 Years
    2 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    1 Lac Kms
    80000Kms
    40000kms

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
    Rear
  • Navigation System
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    Bench Folding
    Bench Folding
    60:40 Split
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
    Front & Rear Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    4320mm
    4315mm
    4386mm
  • Width
    1764mm
    1822mm
    1683mm
  • Height
    1486mm
    1695mm
    1603mm
  • Ground Clearance
    210mm
    189mm
  • Wheel Base
    2489mm
    2673mm
    2652mm
  • Front Tread
    1475mm
    1560mm
  • Rear Tread
    1462mm
    1567mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1246 Kg
  • Gross Weight
    1781kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Hill Start Assist
    Engine Protective Under Guard
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Ford Fiesta
Renault Duster
INTERIOR:
Ford Fiesta interior
Ed's take:

The interior styling and features on the Fiesta are good, however the only complain we have is of the rear seat knee room.

The interiors of the Fiesta are trendy and stylish. The design of the instrument panel looks futuristic as it gets a flowing dashboard with a screen on top and a numpad at the centre. The instrument binnacle gets twin large dials that are easy to read and a small steering wheel that is easy to turn, as it is light. The fit and finish of the plastic is decent and also the quality of plastics is good.

The other good bit of the Fiesta is the space it offers in the front row. The seats are large and even comfortable. There is lots of side support and one of the best front seat thigh support. The space at the rear is however cramped. The knee room especially, as it seems to be tight for tall people. The boot of the Fiesta is also large and can gobble luggage for five people for an entire weekend.

Ambiente: Ambiente is the base model on the Fiesta and is available only with the petrol engine. The Ambiente gets features like all power windows, ABS, driver airbag, Defogger and driver's seat height adjuster. It is a loaded model for even a base version.

Style: The Style version gets body coloured bumpers and ORVMs, front fog lamps, auto AC, in-dash music system, audio controls, passenger airbag and ESP expect for those that come on the Ambiente. This is available with petrol automatic and manual and also with diesel engine.

Titanium+: The Titanium+ is the top of the line and it gets features like indicators on ORVMs, Bluetooth, voice controls and six speakers for the music system.

INTERIOR:
Ed'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 Duster is just phenomenal, with large and supportive seats.

The interior quality on the Duster is decent. It isn’t phenomenal for its price, but it is good enough. The overall fit and finish of the plastics is good, but it is the feel that doesn’t impress. Even the inside has been designed ergonomically. The black and beige interiors look good and feel premium, as most of the Indians consider beige to be superior over black or grey.

There is loads of space in the front row and the Duster doesn’t feel cramped. The seating is a bit low, but the view is good as the overall visibility of the car is good. The support offered by the seats is good for the back and the thigh. Move into the second row and there will be no disappointment with the space for your knee and head. The space is immense and so is the thigh support. Even the boot is large for 4 people’s luggage. The Duster comes with a dealer fitment option of two additional seats forming the third row.

The Duster comes in three variants, RxE, RxL and RxZ. The latter two come with option packs as well. The RxE is the base model and it comes with basic features like black interiors, keyless entry, power windows. It misses out on airbags and also on ABS.

The RxL is the mid-model and it gets additional features like rear defogger and wiper, front fog lamps, trendy beige fabric seats, the centre console becomes glossy black instead of the charcoal black, electrically adjustable ORVMs, integrated music system with four speakers and USB connectivity, on board computer, glove box lamp and reading lamps being the major upgrades.

The RxZ is the top of the line version and it comes fully loaded with various bells and whistles like dual airbags, ABS, reverse parking sensor, driver seat reminder, body coloured door mirrors with satin, rear AC blower, leather wrapped steering wheel. These are the major add-ons, except for those that were already mentioned in the RxL.

ENGINE:
Ford Fiesta engine

The pick of the lot is definitely the diesel engine as it isn't more frugal but also has more linear power delivery. The petrol with the automatic box is much preferred over the manual petrol.

The Fiesta comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that is available with manual and automatic transmission options and the 1.5-litre diesel that comes with manual transmission only.

1.5-litre petrol: The 1.5-litre petrol engine on Fiesta produces 108bhp at 6045rpm and 140Nm at 4500rpm. The NVH level of this engine is low. Since the engine has been tuned for better economy, one cannot expect a stonker of a performer. In the manual version, the engine feels a bit languorous and makes you work hard to extract performance. The five-speed box does feel a bit rubbery, but that's about it. The shifts on it are positive and the throws are short. The automatic on the other hand has the dual-clutch six-speed box makes things easier as downshifting is taken care by the intelligent box. Simply put, there are two clutches, one operates the odd gears and the other engages the even lot. This reduces the change time and so the shifts are smooth and not lethargic unlike the conventional boxes. Drive it in D mode and the transmission shifts considering the best fuel economy, whereas the L mode is similar to the sport mode, where the box doesn't upshift until the engine redlines. Of course there are a few downsides of this box, as it does not have Tiptronic or comes with flappy paddle shifters.

1.5-litre diesel: The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 89bhp of power at 3750rpm and 204Nm at 2000rpm. This engine has decent NVH levels. It has good initial torque with a strong mid-range. However, the engine feels sluggish at low rpms. The turbo lag does exist. However, once in the power band, the engine is fantastic to drive. The power produced by the diesel engine is excellent and it does a tidy job, as even the clutch is light and easy to drive in city traffic.

ENGINE:

With the Duster being a compact SUV, most of the buyers will prefer the 85bhp 1.5litre diesel engine. This engine has good drivability and sufficient torque to potter around in the city. There is no turbo lag either and it does make its case for a good buy.

Petrol 1.6-litre:

The Duster comes with a 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces 102bhp of power at 5850rpm and a torque of 145Nm at 3750rpm. This is a four-cylinder that earlier powered the Logan. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The NVH levels are fairly refined and the engine isn’t noisy. The power delivery is linear and the shifts on the box are also good. For quick overtaking one has to downshift as the power is most available in the higher rev range. The ARAI mileage for the petrol version of the Duster is 13.4kmpl.

Diesel 84bhp, 1.5-litre:

Duster comes with two power ratings in the diesel variant. One is 85bhp and the other is 108bhp. The 84bhp is available on the RxE and RxL trim levels. This is the same engine that powers the Nissan Sunny as well. The NVH (noise vibration and harshness) levels on the diesel Duster are quiet low and Renault has done a fabulous job on reducing the clatter. This version of the Duster produces 84 bhp at 3750rpm of power and 200Nm of torque at 1900rpm. The power delivery is good enough and the engine is fairly drivable even when in the city. Overtaking in the city is easy and most of the time a downshift is required. The 5-speed transmission is good enough and the shifts are positive. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of the 84bhp Duster is 20.64kmpl.

Diesel 108bhp, 1.5-litre:

The 108bhp of the Duster is available only with RxL and RxZ trim levels. This engine produces 108bhp of power at 3900rpm and a maximum torque of 248Nm at an engine speed of 2250rpm. The refinement level of the engine is the same, as the lower powered diesel engine, and there is no clatter drama. Once you pass 1800rpm, there is sufficient power to lug around the town. For better utilization of power, this engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual box than a 5-speed that powers the de-tuned version of this K9K engine. The shifts on this 6-speed manual box are also smooth and positive. However, there is a drop in fuel economy by ARAI standards to 19.1kmpl. On the highway, the sixth-gear will help to increase the fuel efficiency.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Fiesta strikes a perfect balance between the ride and handling characteristics making it meet Ford's standards.

Ford has softened the suspension set-up on the Fiesta to make it suitable for Indian road conditions. As a result, the ride suppleness is good and most of the jolts are soaked well. The ride is composed even at high speeds.

The previous-generation Fiesta was a handler and so is the new one, despite the tweaking for better ride. Turn into a tight chicane and there is no drama except the tyre squeal. The chassis can easily handle tight corners and hairpins. The light steering wheel is a bit of a letdown as the feedback feels rather artificial and doesn't inspire confidence.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Renault Duster Dashbord

The Duster excels in the ride and handling department. It doesn’t just have a well sorted ride, but even the handling is good for its size and ground clearance. So, the Duster is makes a strong case for itself.

The Duster is based on the Logan platform and so it gets independent McPherson strut with coil springs & anti-roll bar at its front and torsion beam axle with coil springs & anti-roll bar at its rear. The ride of the Duster is fairly supple. All the road shocks are absorbed by the utility vehicle and the occupants get a smooth ride. The ride is similar even at higher speeds.

The handling of the Duster is similar to that of a sedan. It can be chucked around corners and its chassis responds well. Despite the high ground clearance the handling characteristics of the Duster are good. The steering wheel also is light at low speeds and weighs up well as the vehicle gathers speed.

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