Duster 2015-2016 85PS Diesel RxL Option Review
Renault has a customer base that is so vast and demanding that it produces units and re-produces them again with various facelifts for keeping up with the growing needs of the features expected in a vehicle. One such update is offered to the much acclaimed Duster SUV series, which is already available in multiple versions and variants. One of the mid level trim in the lineup is Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Option , which has bagged in a lot of extras for better performance along with convenience plus protection. The added functions with which this variant appeared in the markets are packages like a superior braking system that is further equipped with anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. Surely everyone knows what positive difference it would make in delivering better assistance for controlling this SUV much efficiently. Furthermore, dual front airbags made their way into this list as well. Parking job is never easy without assistance, either from the other vehicles or the space constraints or just sheer lack of experience. But why put the expectation on things out of one's control, when its completely in your hands? All you have to do is to choose a vehicle that gives assistance like this SUV, which has parking sensors integrated into its rear. And what if you don't have a buddy on the passenger seat or on the phone to help you reach a new destination? You still have the multimedia navigation system decked into this trim. So, just sit back and enjoy the ride and let the on-lookers enjoy the feast of looking at this SUV in awe for its increased glamor with the alloy wheels.
This SUV is available in seven astounding colors to choose from and also has a physique, which is massive. The bumpers on either side of the vehicle are painted in attractive dual tone colors. In front there are head lamps fitted which have double barrels to them. The vast grille that is spread across the frontage is given chrome surroundings. The rear end is highlighted by layering the tailgate too in chrome. The outside rear view mirrors on both sides are in body color. The side profile is styled with sills to the doors and B-pillar black strips. A trendy pair of rails are fitted to the roof for additional appeal. A set of sporty aluminum based alloy wheels are also available in this trim that are covered with tubeless radials.
In Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Option, the cabin looks appealing and has many elements stuffed into it for the comfort, look as well as safety. When it comes to look, there is an instrument cluster fitted to the dashboard, which looks sporty and has three dials in it. The interior theme is offered in a premium beige scheme and furthermore, even the seat upholstery is covered with premium beige fabric. The door trims have fabric inserts to them that gives a better look. The gear knob has a chrome finish, while the door trim decorative strips and the grab handles are in piano black. The floor console is in charcoal grey, while the center fascia which looks rather chic is in piano black.
Engine and Performance:
It is integrated with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that can displace about 1461cc. It has four cylinders, sixteen valves and a common rail direct injection fuel supply system. It can produce a maximum power of 83.8bhp at 3750rpm and can generate a peak torque output of 200Nm at 1750rpm. This mill is mated with a five-speed manual transmission gear box.
Braking and Handling:
The hydraulically operated diagonal split dual circuit braking system has ventilated disc brakes to the front wheels and standard drum brakes to its rear wheels. The much efficient suspension contains McPherson strut with coil springs, stabilizer bar and double acting shock absorbers to the front axle. While the rear axle consists of trailing arm with coil springs and double acting shock absorbers. It is bestowed with an electro hydraulic power assisted steering type.
Brimming with comfort features, this trim, Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Option dedicates great effort in making the driver get much of the benefit. The power steering along with the tilt adjustable steering is a huge relief to the driver from the steering strain. It is equipped with an air conditioning unit that has heating function as well as pollen filters too. The on-board trip computer with multi-information display has notifications such as average and real time fuel consumption, estimated range with remaining fuel, average speed and service reminder as well. The media navigation system has multimedia plus navigation and Bluetooth connectivity as well. All the doors have power windows which have switches with illumination to them. The 12V accessory socket is fitted to the front and rear as well for the need of charging any electronic devices while in the drive. Additionally, the storage space consists of a bottle holder on the console and two cup holders. Lighting too is well equipped with a lamp in the trunk room, reading lamps in the rear and map lamp in the front.
By having anti-lock braking system along with an electronic brake force distribution with brake assist as well will improve the control of the driver over the vehicle and give an overall balance. Furthermore, it has a rapid deceleration warning. For the front seats, airbags are fitted for the driver as well as the co-passenger. There are reverse parking sensors which are fitted to the rear end that gives support to the driver in the parking job. There is central locking as well as speed sensing auto door locks plus impact sensing automatic door unlock. The engine immobilizer helps in keeping away any possible unauthorized access to the vehicle and acts as an anti-theft function. Fog lamps are fitted to the front bumper, whereas a defogger is fitted to the rear windscreen, both which are helpful in foggy or rainy conditions. There is a driver seat belt reminder as well as door open notification as well.
1. Navigation system is an advantage.
2. Ground clearance of 205mm is impressive.
1. Absence of leather upholstery.
2. Price tag can be more competitive.
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