Renault Duster First Look

By for Renault Duster from Hyderabad 2012-06-29 12:30:23.0
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Look and Style   Comfort   Pickup   Mileage   Best Features   Needs to improve   Overall Experience   Today I have seen unoffically the Renault Duster vehicle in one of the showroom @ hyderabad ,I havent drove the it bcoz it was not yet offically launched.... what was my first impression ....? ...the look of the vechicle was like WoW ... but at the same time i was disoppinted with many things, the interior plastic was not so great eg. the left side dash board SRS cover is so delicate which can pulled off very easly , the door handle color combinations are not good eg. the handles are plastic, colored with silver and the front side mirrors color is same looks very cheap,it should have been atleast body colored or Nikel coated, has NO ORVM indicators, Manual adjustable,only mirror view is electronic adjustable ,it has front 2 side A/C vents and rear 1 A/C vent with auto climate control,Kenwood stereo,No Steering controls,only 2 Airbags, has Nice base & high lift wheels with MRF tyres,seating was very comfortable but all manual adjustable.As of now renault has launched only 2 wheel drive with 1.5L (diesel engine ) & 16L (petrol Engine). Style ,Design, Size was very good looking , all the above points commented are on high end RXZ(Optional) model which may cost on road price @ Hyd is 13+ lakhs ... my over all impression is not so good for the price tag which didnt appear like value for money bcoz at 12+ lakhs we are getting 1.6L engine vehicles with extra ordinary features in most of the sedan class. Its just a Okay vechicle for SUV lovers ...I personally feel like Renault should have inculeded more features in it.

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  • shriniwas |30 Jun,2012 10:50:25 PM

    Kant, I have checked ur review. but pls check the base model disel on road pricing - 8.2 L on road and approx 9.25 L on road with features like sun roof, alloy wheels and many more which is not available in any parallel vehicle. But still I will personally go and check and drive once it will be launched on 5th july. thanks....

    t.govindan |06 Jul,2012 06:42:49 PM

    WHAT ABOUT SAFETY MY FRIEND,HAV THY GOT AIRBAGS AND ABS.PLS CONSIDER SAFETY WHEN U SPEND CLOSE TO 10L.TA.

  • sharma |03 Jul,2012 04:46:20 PM

    i am wating for 4th jul 2012 atleast rates will be clear, how much we need to soend for RXL disel .

  • ravi |03 Jul,2012 06:17:48 PM

    If what is described is factual, then Renault is making another big mistake. Indian's value for money, that doesn't mean they accept cheap stuff on a product. Overseas companies should shred the notion that any trash can be sold in India. What happened to Logan is a fresh lesson. Its not the tie up that failed, its the attitude that fails brands and products. Hence be careful. Indians have not accepted Etios as much they accepted Innova. I think I need not explain further.

  • ravi |03 Jul,2012 06:18:16 PM

    If what is described is factual, then Renault is making another big mistake. Indian's value for money, that doesn't mean they accept cheap stuff on a product. Overseas companies should shred the notion that any trash can be sold in India. What happened to Logan is a fresh lesson. Its not the tie up that failed, its the attitude that fails brands and products. Hence be careful. Indians have not accepted Etios as much they accepted Innova. I think I need not explain further.

  • ravi |03 Jul,2012 06:18:56 PM

    If what is described is factual, then Renault is making another big mistake. Indian's value for money, that doesn't mean they accept cheap stuff on a product. Overseas companies should shred the notion that any trash can be sold in India. What happened to Logan is a fresh lesson. Its not the tie up that failed, its the attitude that fails brands and products. Hence be careful. Indians have not accepted Etios as much they accepted Innova. I think I need not explain further.

  • Amit Dahiya |03 Jul,2012 11:43:33 PM

    Before uttering a word ve or -ve lets see it drive it feel it and then comment on pro and cons rgds Amit

  • love |04 Jul,2012 08:54:00 AM

    duster looks nice , leg space is enough , boot space more than required, interiors not so luxurious plastic quality is like xuv 500( but here price is low ) ,85 ps power is the main point whether nissan micra engine will pull the duster or not they have tuned the engine from 64 ps (in micra) to 85 ps & 110 ps in duster.now the test drive will show

  • AKSHIT SORAL |05 Jul,2012 12:11:51 AM

    i dont know what to say about this car launched in india, I was taken away with its look when i first saw it at Auto-expo Delhi. I will be taking this car home and will be maintaining it for minimum two yrs or more. Looks matter for me. My budget is 11 lakhs. Thanks Renault.

  • vicky |05 Jul,2012 05:40:57 PM

    i m disspointed because they didn't launch 4*4 model in india

  • vivek |06 Jul,2012 01:27:55 AM

    Hi I have seen the Duster ( Highend RXZ) in Hyderabad on 5th July 2012 Strengths: 1)The looks of the car is very good...esp in this price range 2) The overall features are good ( large Boot space, reasonable audio system, seat adjustments ( with lumber support), ABS/EBD with break assist, fuel capacity ( 50 ltrs) 3) Extra tyre is under rear boot and it opens by loosening a nut in boot 4) The spanners etc have a seperate space in the boot on the side which means they dont get scattered and thus dont make noise during the drive. Weaknesses are: 1)The dash board plastic is not good 2)The rear view mirrors are not foldable, the driver seat does not seem like a confortable bucket seat nor does the passenger seat in the same row 3) No auto dimmer facility i.e lights inside the cabin 4) The centre rear view mirror does not have light cancellation 5) The arm rest ( on the doors)is not wide or too comfortable 6) Not sure if the glove box in the sadh board has a AC vent 7) no remote for audio Overall, the weaknesses lie in interiors quality and interior design Will have to wait for a test drive to check the performance and noise levels

  • lavina |19 Jul,2012 04:01:05 PM

    Hi.. Really friends....Its very Beautiful SUV......Interior is awesome. I also want to purchase

  • anil |05 Nov,2012 03:42:31 PM

    the distance betn front and back seat is very less...!!!

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