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Renault Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Explore

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Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Explore Overview

  • Mileage [upto]
    19.87 kmpl
  • Engine [upto]
    1461 cc
  • BHP
  • Transmission
  • Boot Space
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Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Explore Review

Renault has released a new variant for its Duster line up, christened as the Explore Edition. It is a version based on the lines of the RxL variant, with slight additions to its interior and exterior cosmetics. This Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Explore comes with the same dCi diesel engine, which allows for performance along with a sound mileage of 19.87kmpl. The car's performance is matched by a good braking and suspension arrangement, along with many safety facilitates such as seatbelts, airbags a power assisted steering system and many others. Coming to the exterior facet, this latest trim comes with impressive add-ons, such as black outer mirrors, a sporty black stripe on the hood and the side, and dark chrome highlights. The cabin of the vehicle gets a lively new environment with orange color theme. Its seat covers, instrument panel, floor carpets and the AC vents have orange inserts. The car maker has also lavished the space with the benefit of sound entertainment and comfort features. Some of the key features include a passenger vanity mirror, a digital clock, front reading lamps, theater dimming interior lamps, and a trunk room lamp among many others.


At the front, it has a striking grille that comes with a dark chrome garnish. This effect is further improved with chrome surrounds. Flanking this are large double barrel headlamps that provide good visibility when driving. The two tone colored bumpers are also notable aspects of the frontage. At the bottom, the wide air intake section help to dissipate hot air from the engine. Additionally, it also gets a nudge guard or front armor for a bold appeal. The hood is wide and muscular, and subtle lines improve its appeal. This variant is blessed with a black racing stripe across the hood, adding a sporty touch to the look. Coming to the side, the anthracite alloy wheels make for an expensive look, and this variant gets an orange accent around the Renault logo at the center of the wheel. The refined curvatures of the body make a strong design statement, and the door side sills are also pleasant in look. The door handle is graced with a fine black finish. The off set stripe runs along the bottom of the vehicle's side, as well as the blacked out outside mirrors. A matte black treatment is present on the B and D pillars, while a matte black sticker runs along the side board with ‘Explore’ branding. At the top, the black roof rails add a trendy flavor to the car's image. The rear side of the vehicle has a huskier poise for a more befitting overall look. For this variant, the tailgate gets an exclusive dark chrome finish, along with the word 'Duster' engraved upon it. The tail lamps are cleverly designed, and they host courtesy lights and turn indicators for optimal safety when driving. The sporty exhaust system is also an eye catching factor in the car's design.


This exclusive variant gets a unique Nouveau Orange theme for the interiors, giving a lively feel for the occupants. This includes orange seat designs, an orange rings over the AC vents, an orange surround for the instrument cluster orange floor mats, and an orange leather stitching on the steering wheel as well. The design of the cabin is built on sound ergonomics, ensuring a comfortable drive environment for the occupants. There is also a 3 dial sporty instrument cluster that adds sophistication to the cabin's look. The door trim and the grab handles are graced with a glossy silver decorative strip.

Engine and Performance:

The SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre dCi HP engine that is driven under diesel. The drive-train is coupled with a 5 speed manual transmission that delivers superior shifting. The 4 cylinder in-line engine consists of 16 valves integrated together. It is given a common rail direct injection, enabling efficiency in its fuel transfer. The engine displaces 1461cc, and gives a power output of 84bhp at 3750rpm. This enables in releasing a torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm. Beside performance, the plant is also conducive for high fuel savings. It gives a mileage of 19.87kmpl, which is good considering its size.

Braking and Handling:

The machine has a two wheel drive system, making it reasonably easy to handle. It operates with a hydraulically operated diagonal split dual circuit braking arrangement. The front brakes are armed with ventilated discs, while the rear are equipped with drums for a sound braking quality. As for the suspension, the front axle is rigged with a McPherson strut that comes along with a stabilizer bar, a double acting shock absorber and coil springs. Meanwhile, the rear axle gets a trailing arm system that is also supported by a double acting shock absorber and coil springs. In addition to this, the electro hydraulic power assisted steering system is also a boon to the car's handling.

Comfort Features:

A highlight of its comfort features is its 2 DIN audio system, which comes along with CD, MP3 and radio facilities, along with USB and Aux-In for hosting external devices as well. The system is also equipped with Bluetooth connectivity, which allows for in-cabin call hosting and audio streaming through external devices. There are four speakers, giving an apt sound quality. For ease of access, the audio and phone controls are mounted on the steering wheel. Beside this, there are two 12V power sockets at the front and rear, giving occupants the ease of charging devices within the car. Storage pockets at the back of the front seats provide utility for the occupants. Also, there are 2 cup holders, along with one by the rear seat armrest. The cabin arrangement relieves hassle for the occupants with an electric back-door release facility, a one touch turn indicator, electrically adjustable outside mirrors, and power windows for all of the doors.

Safety Features:

Foremost among the safety facilities is the anti lock braking system, which guards the car's stability when braking. This is further supported by an electronic brake-force distribution system, along with a brake assist function. There is an airbag for the driver, while a speed sensitive auto door locking facility adds to the security at high speeds. Also present is an impact sensing auto door unlocking facility, which renews safety in case of a mishap. Then, the car is provided with a central locking system for comfort as well as safety. An engine immobilizer protects the vehicle as well as the occupants, and this is present along with an engine protective under guard function. Beside all of this, the car provides a door opening warning lamp, a rear defogger, a rear wiper and washer with timer, a driver seatbelt reminder, front fog lamps and an optional reverse parking sensor.


1. Impressive add ons to its exterior and interior.

2. The fuel economy is remarkable for its class.


1. Its performance has room for improvement.

2. The MediaNav system could come as standard.

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Key Specifications of Renault Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Explore

ARAI Mileage19.87 kmpl
City Mileage16.1 kmpl
Fuel TypeDiesel
Engine Displacement (cc)1461
Max Power (bhp@rpm)83.8bhp@3750rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)200Nm@1750rpm
Seating Capacity5
Seating Capacity5
Boot Space (Litres)475
Fuel Tank Capacity50
Body TypeSUV

Key Features of Renault Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Explore

Multi-function Steering WheelYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYes
Touch ScreenNo
Automatic Climate ControlNo
Engine Start Stop ButtonNo
Anti Lock Braking SystemNo
Alloy WheelsNo
Fog Lights - FrontYes
Fog Lights - RearNo
Power Windows RearYes
Power Windows FrontYes
Wheel CoversYes
Passenger AirbagNo
Driver AirbagYes
Power SteeringYes
Air ConditionerYes

Renault Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Explore Specifications

Engine and Transmission

Engine TypedCi THP Diesel Engine
Displacement (cc)1461
Max Power83.8bhp@3750rpm
Max Torque200Nm@1750rpm
No. of cylinder4
Valves Per Cylinder4
Valve ConfigurationDOHC
Fuel Supply SystemCRDi
Turbo ChargerYes
Super ChargeNo
Gear Box5 speed
Drive TypeFWD
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Fuel & Performance

Fuel TypeDiesel
Mileage (ARAI)19.87
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50
Emission Norm ComplianceBS IV
Top Speed (Kmph)156
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Suspension, Steering & Brakes

Front SuspensionMacPherson Strut
Rear SuspensionTrailing Arm
Shock Absorbers TypeDouble Acting
Steering TypePower
Steering ColumnTilt
Steering Gear TypeRack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)5.2 meters
Front Brake TypeVentilated Disc
Rear Brake TypeDrum
Acceleration13.9 Seconds
0-100kmph13.9 Seconds
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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)1766
No of Doors5
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Comfort & Convenience

Power Steering
Power Windows-Front
Power Windows-Rear
Air Conditioner
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
Navigation System
Foldable Rear SeatBench Folding
Smart Access Card Entry
KeyLess Entry
Engine Start/Stop Button
Glove Box Cooling
Voice Control
Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles
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Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Steering Wheel
Glove Compartment
Digital Clock
Outside Temperature Display
Cigarette Lighter
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable Seats
Driving Experience Control Eco
Folding Table in The Rear
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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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 Wheels
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
Chrome Grille
Chrome Garnish
Smoke Headlamps
Roof Rail
Tyre Size215/65 R16
Tyre TypeTubeless
Wheel Size16
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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
Automatic Headlamps
Clutch Lock
Follow Me Home Headlamps
Rear Camera
Anti-Theft Device
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Entertainment & Communication

Cd Player
CD Changer
DVD Player
Audio System Remote Control
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
USB & Auxiliary input
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
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Renault Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Explore Colours

Renault Duster 2015-2016 is available in 7 different colours - Metallic Fiery Red, Pearl Galaxy Black, Metallic Graphite Grey, Metallic Moonlight Silver, Metallic Woodland Brown, Pearl Supreme White and Amazon Green-Duster AWD.

  • 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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