‘Duster’, the much awaited SUV from the stables of French auto major Renault is going to make its debut in the Indian car market on 4th of July in Delhi. Renault Duster is the first real compact SUV is surely going to bring a drastic change to the entry level SUV market. Duster bookings have already reached 1,000 mark. To take the popularity a notch higher a Pre-launch Advertisement was launched with the tagline, ’Our apologies to everyone who just bought a sedan.’ Renault Duster is an aggressive looking sedan and comes equipped with features like twin barrel headlamps, 16” alloy wheels, plush leather upholstery and 4 Speaker Music system with USB, AUX-IN and Bluetooth connectivity. Apart from that the French auto major has also incorporated safety features like ABS with brake assist and EBD, keyless entry, rear defogger, wiper and washer, electrically adjustable ORVMs with front fog lamps to make you drive safe and smooth. Renault Duster will come powered by both fuel options, there will be two petrol variant christened as Renault Pulse RxE, Renault Duster Petrol RxL and four diesel ones Renault Pulse RxE, Renault Pulse 85PS RxL, Renault Duster 110PS RxL, Renault Pulse RxZ. Duster is expected to come with a price tag of Rs 7 lakh for petrol variant whereas the multi-variant diesel is likely range between Rs 8 lakh -12 lakh.
Renault presents distinctive combination of international styling and design with its new SUV Duster, perfectly embodied to present robust, sporty and brawny cars. On the way to revolutionize the SUV cars generation in India. Duster incorporates the comfort of sedans & the rugged strength for rough Indian terrains. Coming up with various adjustable features for driver seat and tilt steering to impart the best comfortable position for perfect driving experience. Dual tone premium interior intact with new technology to relish luxury feeling. Dual front airbags, ABS+EBD accompanied with Brake assist for safety traits even lashed with all new technologies such as Central locking, Engine Immobilizer, reverse parking sensor, specially alloyed with protective engine guard to offer safe guard driving.
Renault Koleos is a D segment crossover, which is soon going to be seen in the Auto Expo 2014, Delhi. The latest video starred by Tony Parker, the famous basket ball player, has recently been aired, which features style, drive ability and comfort of the car.
Renault Koleos houses a 2.0litre, 16 valve diesel engine with a displacement of 1995cc. The maximum power produced by this M9R diesel engine is 147.9bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 320Nm at 2000rpm. This engine is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission. The mileage of the crossover is 17.15kmpl.
Renault Koleos comes with a sporty outline that covers the entire body of the car. Its front bumper, wide grille and bonnet make it sportier. The rear side of the car got wide tail lamps and side indicators. The interiors of the car are made spacious and comfortable. The seats got good quality leather fabric as shown in the video.
Overall, this feature rich crossover is up for its elegant stance and ride quality, however, its high price can distract the buyers. There are SUVs like Ford Eco Sport, Honda CRV and Chevrolet Captiva as its competitors.
With Renault Fluence, the French auto major made its entry in the Indian automotive industry without entering into a joint venture with any other company as it did before. Renault produced this sedan with the French panache that the world expected with no nonsense motoring. The smooth mingling exterior lines are soothing to the eye and the front and rear quarter panels are smoothly rounded that makes you want to caress it. The interiors speak of the space and comfort as it is said to be largest sedan in terms of cabin area, the bucket seats are comfortable with the fit and finish upto the mark. The sedan is powered with 1.5L dCi and 2.0L petrol engine; the diesel engine seen under the hoods of Fluence also does duty in Nissan’s hatchback Micra which was tweaked to fulfill the power requirements of a sedan. The 1.5L K9K diesel engine generates 108.5bhp peak power @ 4000rpm and the 1997cc automatic petrol engine is good to generate 131.5bhp @ 6000rpm.
The all new Renault Scala from the stables of French auto major which was introduced in the year 2012 can be termed as a rebadged version of Nissan Sunny. Renault and Nissan has been in alliance since 1999 and since then have shared vehicle platforms to save on economy. With Scala, Renault has done their best and have improved upon the looks and made it more stylized than Sunny with large, aggressive grille, stylish headlights and new alloy wheels along with the massive legroom space of the rear end. The rear end of the vehicle features a blacked-out section that mimics a diffuser, which helps reduce the car's visual bulk. If you glance at the Renault Scala from the side parameters the vehicle looks exactly like Sunny but when you look at the vehicle in overall terms it is well balanced and proportionate that its cousin Sunny from the stables of Nissan. Scala comes loaded with the 1.5-litre dCi motor and the 1.5-litre petrol. Half-throttle responses are good and once past the initial turbo-lag, the engine feels quite responsive. The car feels best in the mid-range and you have adequate passing power on tap. However, on an open highway you will feel a slight shortage of power and find yourself constantly shifting gears to keep the motor on the boil. And, with power tapering off as early as 3800rpm, it's best to use the gears and keep the engine in the mid-range.The interiors are exactly the same as the Sunny’s and the oval and rounded theme is carried over. You get a round cluster of buttons on the central console, round vents and a round steering boss. The boot too is fairly generous and the seats fold down, but there’s no split.Renault Scala is fraught up with features and one gets keyless-go, climate control and electric folding mirrors. The top-of-the-line diesel model is rendered with nice leather seats. The interior quality isn’t brilliant but it’s good enough for the class.
Renault Pulse is an amazing hatchback designed by the leading French auto giant Renault. Renault Pulse is the third car by the French auto car maker in India after Renault Fluence and Renault Koleos which was aimed at a niche segment. Renault Pulse is available in the market in both petrol and diesel engine trims and comes with noteworthy exteriors and interiors. Renault Pulse is premium compact car and is having each and every feature what a compact needs in this increasing traffic. Front of Renault Pulse is sharper with its elevated crisply styled dual beam H4 follow me headlights which creates an eye catching effect and makes front of the car more attractive. Pulse is a premium compact car with soothing ambience in the interiors, in terms of comfort Renault has incorporated with many feature one of them is keyless start stop function which allows driver to stop the car with just one single touch. Heart of Renault pulse petrol is blessed with 1.2 liter DOHC engine with in-line fuel supply engine of car is capable to produce a power of 75bhp @ 6000rpm with the peak torque of 104Nm @ 4000rpm. If we take a look at diesel engine model of the car then it is equipped with 1.5 liter dCi engine which is capable enough to produce a power of 63.1bhp with torque of 160Nm.
Renault India is promoting the all-wheel drive version of its SUV model, Duster with short videos. In this flim, it has highlighted its all-road functionality aspects, which helps it to be an ideal off-roader. One of the most important aspect is its shift-on-fly system, a feature that changes its drive layout. It has three different modes like 2WD, Auto and 4WD lock. Thankfully, this system also helps the vehicle to deliver mileage of approximately 19 Kmpl, which is quite good. Its 2WD mode power the front wheels only, while in the Auto mode power is transmitted to front and rear wheels automatically if necessary. In the 4WD model all four wheels receives torque output continuously, which further enhances its driving experience. This short film also highlights the new independent multi-link suspension system, which is coupled to both the front and rear axles. We can also notice the improved approach and departure angles along with an impressive ground clearance of 210mm. Furthermore, its steering wheel can now support a minimum turning radius of just 5.2-meters, which is remarkable for an SUV. These aspects will certainly improve its off-road capabilities, which lets you enjoy every challenge. Powering this latest variant is the 1.5-litre dCi engine, which has the ability to churn out 108.5bhp in combination with a commanding torque output of 248Nm.
The Indian subsidiary of French automaker, Renault is currently riding high with the success of its best selling SUV, Duster in the car market. Now, it has officially launched its most awaited AWD version with the same 1.5-litre diesel engine. It is paired with a five speed manual transmission gearbox, which works with the shift-on-fly system to deliver torque to all its four wheels. The car maker had started to promote this vehicle even before its launch in the market. It has also conducted an off-road campaign for its customers to garner their experience. One of the customer explains about his experience, while approaching a terrain. He has clear memories of this vehicle's performance, when switched to the 4WD lock mode and the push provided by its rear wheels. At the same time, he highlighted the ergonomically positioned systems inside, as they are easy to access. Another enthusiast explains about his experience, while driving through water. Its approach and departure angles are said to be good, which helps it to tackle uneven roads. There is another individual, who is completely satisfied with the way this SUV has performed on terrains. He added that he didn't feel tired as the driving experience was comfortable. This explains about the company's customer centric approach in order to meet up with their expectation levels.
While shooting several short videos about Renault Duster AWD, the manufacturer has also shot a specific video about its suspension mechanism. This newly launched SUV is now bestowed with a robust independent multi-link suspension system. This mechanism helps the vehicle to deal with rugged roads and terrains unlike other variants in its series. This SUV is also integrated with several advanced features like electronic stability program and hill hold control, which augments its capabilities while off-roading. Its i-Drive with shift-on-fly system is the main highlight, which allows the driver to choose between 2WD, Auto and 4WD mode depending upon the conditions. On the other hand, this sports utility vehicle is integrated with a highly responsive power steering system, which supports a minimum turning radius of just 5.2-meters. The car maker has equipped this SUV with a critically acclaimed 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine, which is capable of developing 108.5bhp at 3900rpm and generates a commanding torque output of 248Nm at 2250rpm. This newly launched trim also hosts a series of styling features like smoked headlamps, a set of stylish alloy wheels with gun metal grey finish and dual tone interiors with red inserts. It will now face the likes of Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari Storme in the automobile segment.
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