Duster 2015-2016 110PS Diesel RxZ Plus Review
The world class automobile manufacturer, Renault, takes every possible effort in creating its products into a perfect car on wheels. This Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ Plus trim can stand as a proof of their work. It looks good, feels great, performs exquisitely as well as stays safe, always. The good looks can be described as a fine lining with chrome on the body and stylishly designed outer parts. To elaborate, it has its exterior mirrors, tail gate, exhaust pipe and skid plates in chrome. And the stylish roof rail and side sills add to the trendy look. The great feel of the cabin can be attributed to the rich upholstery in leather, piano black finishing to console and center fascia plus soft touch dashboard and door trims. The performance of this trim is the outcome of an effective braking system that is integrated containing anti-lock braking system with an electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well. The superior suspension too has a crucial part in its super class delivery. The comfort of this vehicle has its due, to the multiple automated functions that form a part of the interiors. The storage space too is quite impressive. The power steering and the adjustable features of the driver's seat gives immense convenience to the driver. The entertainment section is taken care by the music system, which supports multiple media player and has four speakers to it. In the end, the media navigation system which is has a capacitative touchscreen cannot be overlooked by any customer, who is looking for a utility vehicle that stands in tune with the current market trends.
The look of this trim is very robust as well as stylish too. It is available in seven classic colors and is intricately designed to give a trendy appearance. There are smoky double barrel headlamps in the front that compliment the two tone bumpers. The vast grille that sits in style on the front has chrome surroundings to it. There are skid plates to the front and rear that help to protect the bumpers on either side. The tailgate as well as the exhaust pipe is layered in chrome. The side profile has a fine finishing by giving B-pillars in black and door handles, side sills plus outside rear view mirrors are in chrome satin finish. The entire appearance is enhanced by fitting alloy wheels to it.
The rich appearance of its cabin is the result of a keen combination of elements that compliment one another in producing a combined stylish look. The dashboard and the door trims are given a soft finishing. The interior theme is in premium beige and compliments the rest of the elements perfectly. The leather upholstery works its way in enhancing the whole cabin experience. The steering wheel is covered in leather and has a glossy silver decoration as well. The center fascia and the floor console is in piano black finishing. The grab handles are in black, while the inside door handles are painted in chrome, whereas the door trims have fabric inserts to them. The instrument cluster contains three stylish looking dials.
Engine and Performance:
This trim has a 1.5-litre, dCi based engine type that has a potential to displace 1461cc. It has the capacity to generate a maximum power output of 108.5bhp at 4000rpm and is expected to generate a peak torque of 245Nm at 1750rpm. It has a common rail direct injection fuel supply based fuel system and is amted to a 6-speed manual transmission gear box.
Braking and Handling:
The front axle of this Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ Plus trim is fitted with McPherson strut with coil springs, stabiliser bar and double acting shock absorber. While the rear axle is suspended with a trailing arm along with coil springs and double acting shock absorber. It has a power steering with electro hydraulic assistance. It is equipped with hydraulically operated diagonal split dual circuit braking mechanism that contains ventilated discs to the front wheels, whereas the rear wheels are fixed with the standard drum brakes.
To start with, this trim has a keyless entry function to it and furthermore, a tilt adjustable steering column as well. The air conditioning unit is integrated has a heater as well as a pollen filter integrated in it. The multi information display has an on-board trip computer with and displays multiple factors like fuel consumption on an average and real time, estimated distance with remaining fuel, average speed and a service reminder as well. All the power window switches have illumination to it. A 2-DIN audio system is fitted to this trim, which supports CD, MP3, AM/FM along with USB and Aux-in ports as well. This music system can be enjoyed with four speakers fitted into the cabin. The 12V socket can be used to power various gadgets on the move. The storage space consists of back pockets to front seats, a bottle holder on console and a cup holder to the rear center armrest. Additionally, there is a versatile parcel on the shelf to keep a few things handy. The interior lamps have a theater dimming function. There are reading lamps, map lamp in the front, a glove box lamp and a light in the trunk room as well. There is a gear shift indicator, outside temperature display and headlight-on alarm as well that adds to the utility value of this trim.
This trim, the Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ Plus is integrated with an efficient braking system that consists of an anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist as well. There are airbags for both the driver as well as for the co-passenger. The reverse parking sensors help in reversing with precise directions. The technology to avoid thefts by freezing the engine, an engine immobilizer is also fitted into this trim. There is a central locking available as well to add to its safety quotient. The under guard protection keeps the engine safe from external damage. The door open warning as well as driver seat belt reminder is available as well.
1. Equipped with advanced safety mechanisms.
2. Robust appearance coupled with performance.
1. Fuel efficiency can be improved.
2. Absence of rear AC vents.
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