Renault Cars made an excellent move in the Indian market by launching Duster compact SUV in 2012. The car has improved the position of the company in India and has also done remarkably well in international market. The popularity of the vehicle paved a way for success of the SUV segment in India and to further increase on the success of the car, the company has come up with the facelift version. The facelifted Renault Duster was revealed recently and the company also released more pictures of the vehicle. It comes with small cosmetic changes of the exterior and interior and the powertrains remains unchanged.
The exterior restyled front grille and headlights have undergone a complete transformation. It also includes new air intake assembly, new front and rear scuff plates, 16-inch alloy wheel offer with Mud and Snow tyres, revised tail lamps, a new 4WD lettering is incorporated at the back, the wheel arches are more prominent and company branded roof rails with slatted supports. There is no official information regarding the new Renault Duster price and it will be revealed at the launch time.
The main changes to the vehicle are done in the interior cabin. It includes audio control steering wheel, redesigned dashboard and the centre console has been revised. It also comes with chrome inserts on the handlebar, a new touch screen infotainment system with maps, redesigned front seats, repositioning of the power window switches, front parking sensors and new upholstery. It also comes with a two exterior pack such as adventure pack and the off-road pack and also the buttons have been shuffled. The hazard button comes right below the centre AC vents. The new Renault Duster features, that is, its mechanical features are same as the previous model only the 1.6litre petrol engine is replaced by a 1.2litre turbo petrol engine.
The new engine produces a power output of 120bhp against 100bhp of the old one. It also powered by 1.5litre K9K diesel engine which churns out a maximum power output of 85bhp and 110bhp depending on the set of tune. The 1.2litre powerplant won't be offered in India and the four-wheel drive is offered globally and will also be introduced in India. The company will launch the compact SUV in the market soon because the sales of the car have been seeing a fall after the arrival of the Ford Ecosport. For further information, check out the facelifted Renault duster pictures which are available in various websites and Renault has already entered into the hearts of Indian car.