About RENAULT DUSTER

Renault's highest selling vehicle, the Duster had created a massive impact on the Indian car market, when its made its debut in 2012. This SUV was the first in its segment, at least in a price bracket, which was a lot more affordable.

The interior quality on the Duster is decent. It isn't phenomenal but the reliability is good for its price. Even the inside has been designed ergonomically. The black and beige interiors look good and feel premium, as most of the Indians consider beige to be superior over black or grey.

There is loads of space in the front row and the Duster doesn't feel cramped. The seating is a bit low, but the view is good as the overall visibility of the car is good. The support offered by the seats is good for the back and the thigh. Move into the second row and there will be no disappointment with the space for your knee and head. The space is immense and so is the thigh support. Even the boot is large for 4 people's luggage. The Duster comes with a dealer fitment option of two additional seats forming the third row.

With the Duster being a compact SUV, most of the buyers will prefer the 85 bhp 1.5 litre diesel engine. This engine has good drivability and sufficient torque to potter around in the city. There is no turbo lag either and it does make its case for a good buy. This is a four-cylinder that earlier powered the Logan. It comes mated to a five speed manual transmission. The NVH levels are fairly refined and the engine isn't noisy. The other two engines on offer are the 1.6 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel with 108 bhp. The ride and handling too is good for its size.

Variants:

Petrol:

1) Duster RxE

2) Duster RxL

Diesel:

1) Duster 85 PS RxE

2) Duster 85 PS RxE Adventure

3) Duster 85 PS RxL

4) Duster 85 PS RxL Plus

5) Duster 110 PS RxL

6) Duster 85 PS RxL Option

7) Duster 110 PS RxZ

8) Duster 110 PS RxZ Plus

9) Duster 110 PS RxL AWD

10) Duster 110 PS RxZ Option

11)Duster 110 PS RxZ AWD

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
RENAULT DUSTER RXE PETROL 104
8.3 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER RXL PETROL 104
9.46 Lakhs Get on road price
Variants Ex-Showroom Price
RENAULT DUSTER 85 PS RXE
9.07 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER 85 PS RXL
9.99 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER 85 PS RXE DIESEL ADVENTURE
10.07 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER 86 PS RXE DIESEL PLUS
10.86 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER RXL PLUS DIESEL 85
11.26 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER RXL DIESEL 110
11.39 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER RXL PACK DIESEL 85
11.93 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER 110 PS RXZ DIESEL PLUS
12.38 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER 110 PS RXZ DIESEL OPT
12.93 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER RXZ DIESEL 110
13.55 Lakhs Get on road price
RENAULT DUSTER RXZ PACK DIESEL 110
13.95 Lakhs Get on road price

Specifications

Fuel Type PETROL
Engine CC 1461
Power 83.8 BHP
Torque 200Nm@1900rpm
No Of Cylinders 4
Transmission MANUAL
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1160

Our Verdict

The first SUV from the French automaker, Renault is the Duster. And it couldn’t have been a better entry into the Indian compact SUV segment. The Duster is at heart, an easy to drive, uncomplicated, elegant vehicle. The SUV is offered in three engine variants, with one petrol mill and two diesel mill options. With a sturdy appearance, it’s comfortable to drive with neat spacing, powered engines and an all-wheel drive and more so it sticks to just the basics. The new 2016 facelifted version will be launched soon. And it’s now an established fact, that with the Duster, Renault seems to have just cracked the code.