Front-runner in its segment, Renault Duster has been able to hold its grip in the market despite the entry of new competitors. Competing with cars like Hyundai Creta and Maruti S Cross was never easy but Duster could do the ‘tough’ job quite convincingly (Read Detailed Comparison). The car is to get a facelift in Auto Expo 2016 and is all set to keep people awakened with its stunning looks. In case you are planning to buy the Renault’s flagship SUV and have got stuck on variant, we have done a brief analysis for you to make your job simple. Renault Duster comes with three engines. They are 1.5L dCi THP a.k.a. more powerful engine (comes with option of AWD), 1.6L K4M a.k.a. petrol engine and 1.5L dCi HP a.k.a. less powerful engine. Both, the more powerful and less powerful engines, run on diesel. Duster comes in three variants viz. RxE, RxL and RxZ.
1. RxE Variant: Rs. 8.8 lacs - 9.6 lacs
RxE variant limits your choice of engine to the last two i.e. petrol engine and less powerful engine. It also does not get music system and alloy wheels. But there are certain features, which make the RxE variant to look for. Some of its attributes are: ABS+EBD with brake assist Front power windows Two Cup holders Digital clock One touch turn indicator Standard steel wheels Keyless entry Power steering Headlight ‘On’ alarm
It is for those who are short on budget and can compromise (a little) on power, should go for the RxE variant. With its upgraded features, Duster is surely going to impress.
2. RxL Variant: Rs. 10.2 lacs - 12.3 lacs
Offered in all the three engines, it adds some must-have features like music system and airbags. Other features include Driver airbag (optional for passenger) All wheel drive or AWD (optional with more powerful engine) Styled steel wheel Sporty aluminium alloy wheels (optional Sporty burnt red fabric (with AWD) Onboard trip computer with multi-information display MediaNAV System with navigation and Bluetooth (optional) Front & Rear 12 V Accessory socket Exterior temperature display Reverse Parking Sensors (Optional)
This is for the music lovers who do not want to compromise on safety. Those who want to get the more powerful engine can also look for RxL Variant as it is not offered in the RxE model.
3. RxZ Variant: Rs. 13.1 lacs - 14.4 lacs
This is the top variant of Duster coming only with the more powerful engine. Some exclusive features include: Dual airbags Sporty aluminium alloy wheels Anthracite alloy wheels (AWD only) Front & rear bumper skid plate Chrome finish parking button Cruise control with speed limiter Gear shift indicator Eco mode Impact sensing auto door unlock Speed sensing auto door lock Integrated touchscreen MediaNAV (Optional) Rear AC (Optional)
Fully loaded with hi-tech features like impact sensing auto door unlock and speed sensing auto door lock, this top variant is expected to meet all your demands.
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Source : CarDekho