Renault India launches Duster AWD at INR 11.89 Lakh
Renault India has launched the All Wheel Drive (AWD) version of its successful Duster SUV at INR 11.89 lakh. Till date, the Duster was only available in the front-wheel drive (FWD) version, but now this all-wheel-drive (AWD) version will be sold alongside the existing line-up.
Powering the new Duster AWD is the same 1.5-litre diesel mill, which churns out 110bhp of max. power and 248Nm of peak torque, coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. Renault claims a fuel efficiency of 19.72kmpl from this new entrant in the line-up. The all-wheel drive feature of the SUV, can be controlled via a toggle switch, that has three options to choose from- two-wheel drive, automatic and four-wheel drive which can be manually locked.
Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India, said “Renault is committed to the Indian market and our focus is to offer products that exceed the expectations of customers and set the benchmark for perfection. In line with this, the new Renault Duster AWD is built to negotiate the most challenging roads and will enable drivers to enjoy the thrill of everyday driving. The Renault Duster 2WD was a runaway success in India, and we are confident that the new Renault Duster AWD will resonate with auto enthusiasts across the country.”
“We are building a strong runway to expand our presence in India, concentrating on both product expansion and enhancing the customer experience. We are working towards launching a couple of new vehicles in the near-future, as well as expanding our dealer network,” concluded Mr. Sawhney.
Though the new AWD variant is visibly similar to regular Duster, the company has equipped it with distinguishing elements such as smoked headlamps, gun metal finished alloy wheels and ‘AWD’ decals on the body. On the inside, the new AWD version gets a new Duster Adventure Edition inspired centre console, a new three-pod instrument cluster, a sportier steering wheel, new upholstery options and a 2-din touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB and AUX connectivity. In terms of safety, the SUV comes equipped with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and dual front airbags.
Prices (Ex.showroom Delhi):
- Duster AWD RxL : INR 11.89 Lakh
- Duster AWD RxZ : INR 12.99 Lakh
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