The Renault Duster is an interesting and good looking alternative to the regular Nissan Terrano and the grown-up hatch Ford EcoSport that people usually opt for when they look for an SUV under Rs 10 lakh. In fact, the Duster is Renault’s best-seller and to keep the momentum running the company has introduced an update for 2015 which it excitedly calls the ‘New Generation’ Renault Duster.
The changes and add-ons are minimal, so it’s not a facelift although the exterior remains unchanged, the interior has been given some updates including the engine. To start with, 2015 Duster comes with an arm rest, soft touch dashboard, a new instrument cluster with a new multi information display with service reminders and a gearshift indicator. The fabric upholstery is new and better noise insulation.
The highlight of the 2015 Duster is the substantial improvement in fuel efficiency. The 1.5-litre diesel 110 PS variant now delivers 19.64 kmpl, while the diesel 85 PS variant delivers 19.87 kmpl. The 1.6-litre, 103 bhp petrol engine now delivers 13.24 kmpl. Overall, this is about 10% more than the respective version of old Duster.
The 2015 Duster also gets an ECO mode feature, cruise control and speed limiter, new steering column and a speed-sensitive door lock for better safety. It is available at a price of Rs. 8.30 lakh (Delhi ex-showroom) onward.
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