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Renault Duster 2012-2015 Petrol RxE

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Duster Petrol RxE Overview

  • Mileage (upto)
    13.24 kmpl
  • Engine (upto)
    1598 cc
  • BHP
    102.57
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Boot Space
    475-litres
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Duster 2012-2015 Petrol RxE Review

Renault India finally came up with its most awaited compact SUV, called Renault Duster. The SUV has all the skill and ability of a roader. India has a special place for the SUVs and Renault India has full confidence, that Duster will be welcomed with all heart. The affordable price tag is also one of the major factors that is making Duster people’s favorite. The major competition to Renault Duster is the upcoming Ford EcoSport. But, Duster SUV has so many things that would make it beat EcoSport in the market. The car has been launched in both diesel as well as petrol variants. Renault Duster Petrol RxE is the base petrol variant that is powered by a 1.6 litre of 16 valve petrol engine that churns out peal power of 100.8bhp and 145Nm of maximum torque. The engine has been coupled with five speed manual transmission that gives out a mileage of 13.24 km per litre. The design of the car is also impressive and resembles a bit to Logan, but still manages to look fresh and different. The proper chassis gives the car a very dynamic feel, while the high ground clearance and added height make it appealing. The interiors of the car have also been done nicely. The Renault Duster Petrol RxE comes with numerous high class features like wide front seats, higher driver position, higher wheelbase that provides comfortable seating at the rear, air conditioning, tilt power steering and so on.

Exteriors

The exteriors of Renault Duster Petrol RxE are quite impressive. The car stretches up to 4.3 meters, but it sure looks bigger than 5 meters. The exteriors of this SUV are a perfect amalgamation of sporty and dynamic attitude. The front profile has a stylish grille with broad chrome slats that has big bold Renault badge. The grille is well complimented by twin barrel headlights and fog lamps that have been properly carved-out with the dual tone bumper. The side profile of Renault Duster RxE has bold wheel arches fitting huge 16 inches of alloy wheels . The body colored ORVMs accompanied by body colored door handles makes the exteriors of the compact SUV much more tempting. Finally the rear end of the car has brilliant tail lamps, which are blended nicely with the impressive rear bumper. The top-class exhaust with chrome finishing completes the rear end of Renault Duster RxE.

Interiors

The interiors of Renault Duster Petrol RxE are completely practical and comfortable. However, we cannot say that the interiors are as lavish as Renault Koleos’s but they are quite likeable. The car variant comes with classic black fabric upholstered seats along with chrome finished gear knob. The centre fascia finish and the door grab handle have been done in Glossy metallic grey while the floor console finish is in charcoal grey color. The car could adjust 5 adults comfortably. Overall, the interiors of the car are quite appealing and provide a luxurious feel to the passenger.

Engine performance

Under the hood, Renault Duster Petrol RxE is powered by a dynamic 1.6 litre of 16 valve petrol engine. The engine has a displacement of 1598cc and has the ability to churn out peak power of 100.8bhp at the rate of 5850rpm along with 145Nm of peak torque at the rate of 3750rpm. The engine here is coupled with five speed manual transmission, which pushes the compact SUV to deliver a good mileage figure of 13.24 km per litre. The acceleration and pickup of the car is impressive as well. When accelerated the SUV picks up a top speed of 160 km per hour and reaches from 0-100 km per hour in 11.5 seconds. On the whole, the Renault Duster RxE is a true performer on and off road.

Braking and Handling

The braking and handling of the new Renault Duster Petrol RxE is remarkable . The car has hydraulic operated diagonal split dual circuit braking system. The front part has ventilated disc and the rear has drum brakes. The superb suspension system comprising of Independent McPherson Strut with coil Springs and anti roll bar in the front axle, while the torsion beam axle with coil spring and anti roll bar is present in the rear. This suspension system enhances the overall driving of the car and makes it easy for the driver to drive easily even on the rough and rugged Indian terrain. What also makes the handling of Renault Duster RxE worth a drive is the presence of hydraulic power assisted steering wheel that assists the driver in gliding smoothly through the narrowest roads.

Safety features

Renault Duster RxE is the base petrol variant of Duster SUV. Therefore, the variant misses out on ABS, EBD and brake assist. But the car certainly is blessed with many other safety features such as engine immobilizer, door open warning lamp, engine protective under guard and central locking system . The car variant also doesn’t have airbags, which is a bit of a disappointment.

Comfort features

Renault India has taken care of the comfort department in Renault Duster Petrol RxE. The car variant is loaded with numerous comfort features that make sure that the journey is comfortable and relaxing for the passengers. The new Renault Duster RxE comes with keyless entry, power windows with illuminated switches, air conditioning system with pollen filter and heater, tilt steering column, foldable rear seat, 12V accessory socket in the front, headlight alarm, front seat back pocket and 2 cup holders. Furthermore, to enhance the convenience and comfort for the passengers, Renault Duster RxE sports bottle holder on console, passenger vanity mirror, digital clock, and versatile rear parcel shelf with storage space, front map lamp, theatre dimming interior lamps, key answer back function and electric backdoor release type. All these features make the car quite impressive and a better option as compared to other SUVs available in the market today.

Pros 

Light weight, properly designed exteriors, high comfort and elegant interiors, are the major highpoints of the new Renault Duster RxE.

Cons 

Lack of ABS, EBD, Brake assist and airbags.

Key Specifications of Renault Duster 2012-2015 Petrol RxE

ARAI Mileage13.24 kmpl
City Mileage10.5 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
Engine Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)102.57bhp@5850rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)145Nm@3750rpm
Seating Capacity5
TransmissionTypeManual
Boot Space (Litres)475
Fuel Tank Capacity50
Body TypeSUV

Key Features of Renault Duster 2012-2015 Petrol RxE

Multi-function Steering WheelNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemNo
Alloy WheelsNo
Fog Lights - FrontNo
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearNo
Power Windows FrontYes
Wheel CoversNo
Passenger AirbagNo
Driver AirbagNo
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Renault Duster 2012-2015 Petrol RxE Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypeK4M Petrol Engine
Displacement (cc)1598
Max Power (bhp@rpm)102.57bhp@5850rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)145Nm@3750rpm
No. of cylinder4
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemMPFI
Turbo ChargerNo
Super ChargeNo
TransmissionTypeManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeFWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypePetrol
Mileage (ARAI)13.24
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionMcPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionTorsion Beam
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnTilt Steering
Turning Radius (Metres)5.2 meters
Front Brake TypeVentilated Disc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
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Dimensions & Capacity

Length (mm)4315
Width (mm)1822
Height (mm)1695
Boot Space (Litres)475
Seating Capacity5
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)205
Wheel Base (mm)2673
Front Tread (mm)1560
Rear Tread (mm)1567
Gross Weight (Kg)1740
No of Doors5
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
Heater
Adjustable Steering
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 AC Vents
Heated Seats Front
Heated Seats - Rear
Seat Lumbar Support
Cruise Control
Parking Sensors
KeyLess Entry
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Interior

Tachometer
Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
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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 Wheel Size (Inch)
Power Antenna
Tinted Glass
Rear Spoiler
Removable/Convertible Top
Roof Carrier
Sun Roof
Moon Roof
Side Stepper
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
Intergrated Antenna
Smoke Headlamps
Tyre Size215/65 R16
Tyre TypeTubeless,Radial
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Safety

Anti-Lock Braking System
Brake Assist
Central Locking
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Anti-Theft Alarm
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Side Airbag-Rear
Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Xenon Headlamps
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Traction Control
Adjustable Seats
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Engine Immobilizer
Crash Sensor
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Engine Check Warning
EBD
Advance Safety FeaturesEngine Protective Under Guard
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Radio
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
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Renault Duster 2012-2015 Petrol RxE Colours

Renault Duster 2012-2015 is available in 9 different colours - Metallic Fiery Red, Pearl Galaxy Black, Metallic Graphite Grey, Pearl Galaxy Black-Adventure Edition, Metallic Moonlight Silver, Pearl Supreme White-Adventure Edition, Metallic Woodland Brown, Pearl Supreme White, Amazon Green-Adventure Edition.

  • Metallic Woodland Brown
    Metallic Woodland Brown
  • Metallic Fiery Red
    Metallic Fiery Red
  • Pearl Supreme White
    Pearl Supreme White
  • Metallic Moonlight Silver
    Metallic Moonlight Silver
  • Pearl Galaxy Black
    Pearl Galaxy Black
  • Metallic Graphite Grey
    Metallic Graphite Grey

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