2019 Renault Duster Facelift launched at Rs. 8 lakh
After a bunch of leaks and rumors, Renault has finally launched the all-new 2019 Duster in India at a starting price of Rs. 7.99 lakh. The crossover has received some design and feature upgrades in the form of a new steering wheel, a chrome-finished grille and two new color schemes. However, it is mechanically the same as its outgoing model. Here's more.
2019 Renault Duster Facelift: At a glance
The 2019 Renault Duster gets a redesigned bonnet along with a dual-tone front bumper, chrome-finished grille, and 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. It gets projector headlamps along with the LED DRLs, rounded fog lamps, and Waterfall LED taillamps for lighting. Moreover, the new model also gets two new colors: Caspian Blue and Mahogany Brown.
Inside the cabin
Inside, the 5-seater Renault Duster Facelift sports a new multifunctional steering wheel with control for utility functions like music, cruise control, and smartphone pairing among others. The cabin also gets a redesigned dashboard and all-new interiors with Midnight Black theme. Moreover, the subcompact SUV gets a 7-inch infotainment system with MediaNav 4.0 unit and connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Power and performance
The 2019 Duster is available in three 1.5-liter engine options. The petrol motor churns out 105bhp of maximum power. The diesel engine, available in two tunes, makes 84bhp and 108bhp of maximum power. Meanwhile, the engines are mated to 5-speed and 6-speed manual gearboxes along with an optional CVT for petrol-based engine and AMT for the diesel unit.
2019 Renault Duster Facelift: On the road
On the safety front, the all-new Duster comes equipped with ABS along with ESP, EBD, and traction control for better road handling. The subcompact SUV has a rearview camera along with crash sensors for parking assistance. Furthermore, it also offers dual front airbags, hill start assist, seat belt reminder, and child safety locks.
Finally, what about pricing?
As for the pocket pinch, the 2019 Renault Duster Facelift starts at Rs. 7.99 lakh for its base variant and goes upto Rs. 12.49 lakh for the top-end model (all prices, ex-showroom). At this price point, the subcompact SUV will lock horns with rivals such as Hyundai Creta, MG Hector, Tata Harrier, and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.