Key Specs of Renault Duster 2016-2019
|Mileage (upto)||20.0 kmpl|
|Engine (upto)||1598 cc|
Renault Duster 2016-2019 price list (Variants)
|1.5 Petrol RXE1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 14.19 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.7.99 Lakh*|
|Petrol RxE1598 cc, Manual, Petrol, 13.06 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.8.46 Lakh*|
|1.5 Petrol RXL1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 14.19 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.8.79 Lakh*|
|85PS Diesel RxE1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.19 Lakh*|
|Petrol RXS1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 14.99 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.19 Lakh*|
|85PS Diesel STD1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.26 Lakh*|
|Petrol RxL1598 cc, Manual, Petrol, 13.06 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.26 Lakh*|
|Adventure Edition 85PS RXE1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.75 Lakh*|
|SANDSTORM RXS 85 PS1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.0 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.95 Lakh*|
|SANDSTORM RXS 110 PS1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 20.0 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.99 Lakh*|
|85PS Diesel RxS1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.99 Lakh*|
|Petrol RXS CVT1498 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 14.99 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.9.99 Lakh*|
|85PS Diesel RxL1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.10.46 Lakh*|
|Adventure Edition 85PS RXL1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.10.56 Lakh*|
|85PS Diesel RxZ1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.11.19 Lakh*|
|110PS Diesel RxL1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.6 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.11.26 Lakh*|
|110PS Diesel RxL AMT1461 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 19.6 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.11.87 Lakh*|
|110PS Diesel RxZ1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.6 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.12.09 Lakh*|
|110PS Diesel RxS AMT1461 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 19.87 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.12.09 Lakh*|
|110PS Diesel RxZ AMT1461 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 19.6 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.12.33 Lakh*|
|110PS Diesel RxZ AWD1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.72 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.13.09 Lakh*|
|Adventure Edition RXZ AWD1461 cc, Manual, Diesel, 19.72 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.13.88 Lakh*|
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Duster 2016-2019 Latest Update
Latest Update: Renault has launched a facelift for the Duster which gives it cosmetic updates and feature additions over the outgoing model. Read more about it here.
Renault Duster Price: The compact SUV from Renault is priced between Rs 8 lakh and 12.50 lakh (ex-showroom India).
Renault Duster Variants: Renault is offering the new Duster in nine variants: Petrol RXE, Petrol RXS, Petrol RXS CVT, Diesel 85PS RXE, Diesel 85PS RXS, Diesel 110PS RXS, Diesel 110PS RXZ, Diesel 110PS RXS Option AWD and Diesel 110PS RXZ AMT.
Renault Duster Engine & Transmission: The Duster is available with a petrol and a diesel engine. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre unit that makes 106PS/142 Nm and can be had with a 5-speed MT and a CVT. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre unit too and is available in two states of tune. One makes 85PS/200Nm and can be had with a 5-speed MT only. The other makes 110PS/245Nm and can be had with a 6-speed MT or AMT. It is the only monocoque SUV in the subcompact and compact segments to offer an AWD (all-wheel-drive system) option.
Renault Duster Features: Renault is offering the Duster with dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seat belt reminders as standard now. Moreover, it also packs ESP and hill-start assist in higher variants. There’s a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a new 6-speaker system with Arkamys sound tuning. Auto climate control with rear AC vents, projector headlamps with DRLs and LED tail lamps are some of the other features on board.
Renault Duster Rivals: The Duster goes up against rivals from multiple segments. It competes with the likes of the Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300 as well as the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
Renault Duster 2016-2019 Review
Renault originally entered the Indian market in a joint venture with Mahindra in the year 2007 with the Logan (Now the Mahindra Verito). Even with all the experience from the joint venture and data from its sister company Nissan, it failed to create traction with its initial portfolio which included the Fluence, Koleos and Pulse. Renault entered India as a standalone in the year 2011, but continued to see dismal sales figures. The Duster debuted in mid 2012 and turned things around for Renault in India almost overnight. Banking on its success, Renault also added an All-Wheel Drive variant to the lineup.
The Duster captured the mini SUV market with its SUV form and compact size. A segment that everyone, right from Hyundai, Ford and even Maruti, now have their eye on.
The market has had an onslaught of cross-over SUVs since the Duster broke cover, but the Renault has managed to hold its own. What makes the Duster so desirable as opposed to a full-size SUV’s which boast better off-road capability and could seat 2 more than the mini SUVs? We find out!
The Duster stands as our favorite as it ticks two boxes. One, it’s a capable highway vehicle. Two, it’s a capable off-roader. Obviously, it won't climb rocks like the Thar, but soft off-roading is fun in the AWD Duster. While the Creta is a looker it lacks out on the 4x4 option.
Bottom line, pick up the Thar if you want a pure off-roader. A Creta if you want the comfort of a premium hatch but the feel of an SUV. If you want the best of both worlds, the Duster AWD is your best bet! You could also get your hands on the regular/Explore editions of the Duster to skip the waiting time of the Creta and get a good deal before the revamped version make their way to the showroom.
For all we know, the updated Duster could shake this space up even further! We’ll keep you updated as soon as it gets here.
The Renault Duster is offered in five variants - STD, RXS, RXL, RXZ and RXS CVT
Pros & Cons of Renault Duster 2016-2019
- Comfort & Convenience99
- Safety & Security80
Things We Like
- Available in an AWD (All wheel drive) variant. The Creta, Ecosport and other crossovers are offered only in FWD (Front Wheel Drive).
- Has good road presence. Looks like a scaled down SUV rather than a blown up hatchback.
- Diesel motor (especially in the 110PS variant) can munch miles for ages. Complements the Duster’s go-anywhere nature to the T.
Things We Don't Like
- Can seat a maximum of 5 people comfortably. Other full-size SUVs can seat 7. While the duster is offered with a jump seat, they are not very useful.
- The design is ageing. With a host of fresh offering from the competition, the car is crying out for an update.
- The cabin feels dated in terms of materials. Ergonomic issues = central locking button, mirror adjustment knobs etc. placed in unconventional locations.
- Petrol engine feels out of breath quickly, not the most fuel efficient either.
Stand Out Features
Only compact SUV to feature AWD. Neither the Creta nor the Terrano offer a 4WD variant.
Features India’s only 6-speed AMT. It is the first AMT in India to be paired with features like cruise control and hill assist.
Space. The cabin is roomy & offers an enormous boot of 475 liters.
Renault Duster 2016-2019 Videos
- 4:33Finding Peace : Bhutan : Episode 3Dec 04, 2017
- 3:31Escaping Chaos : Bhutan : Episode 1Nov 30, 2017
- 5:9Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake : Ladakh : Episode 4Mar 04, 2017
- 4:55Leh to Nubra Valley : Ladakh : Episode 3Mar 03, 2017
- 6:28Sarchu to Leh : Ladakh : Episode 2Mar 02, 2017
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