Renault India in order to refresh its Duster lineup has launched the New Generation Duster at Rs 8.30 lac (Delhi ex-showroom). The New Generation Duster now offers improved fuel efficiency and all-new safety & comfort features. While the exteriors gets cosmetic updates in the form of smoked headlamps, body colour door handles and rear view mirrors, its the interiors that gets majority of updates.
On the comfort aspect, the compact SUV now offers Improved soft-touch dashboard New steering column, instrument cluster and new fabric upholstery Multi-information display panel which offers service reminder, real-time fuel efficiency display, distance to empty warning, and average speed Medianav with steering-mounted audio and phone controls Driver armrest 8-way adjustable driver seat One touch turn indicator (lane change) Ambient temperature display Gear shift indicator Segment first ECO mode Cruise control & speed limiter,
The New Generation Duster also flaunts an evolved electrical and electronics architecture and a new “CMO10” engine compartment which according to the company offers better driving experience. As said above, the fuel efficiency is improved as diesel 110 PS model delivers a mileage of 19.65 kmpl while the 85 PS model gives an average of 19.87 kmpl. Moreover, the petrol model has a fuel efficiency of 13.24 kmpl.
On the safety front, the New Generation Duster boasts ABS with EBD and brake assist Dual front airbags Impact sensing auto door unlock Rapid deceleration warning Rear defogger and a rear wiper and washer with timer speed sensitive door lock for better safety
Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India said, “Duster has firmly established the Renault brand in India, and reflects our commitment of introducing products and services that supersede customers’ expectations. Like all our products, we have kept Duster contemporary and exciting with relevant product improvements and we are confident that the New Generation Duster will further enhance the ‘Legacy of Duster’ in India,”
On Renault’s progress in India, Mr. Sawhney added, “Renault is one of the fastest growing auto makers in India, and we have a keen focus on strengthening our presence in the country. We will launch two new products this year in very exciting segments – Renault Lodgy in the MPV segment and a compact hatch, which will target the heart of the Indian automotive industry. So together with Duster, you will see two more volume drivers in our portfolio. Our aggressive expansion plans will be matched by our sharp focus on offering customers the best experience with our brand, and we are pioneering several initiatives on that front as well.”
Source : CarDekho