2016 New Renault Duster Vs Old Renault Duster
has recently showcased its new facelift of Duster
at the Auto Expo Event 2016
held at Greater Noida. From the beginning itself, Duster looks very old and now it looks even more old compared to its similar other vehicles in its segment. So, Renault worked a lot in the old Duster and brought its facelift at the event which might help to reach even better because competition has been increased with the arrival of many SUV’s into Indian roads.
At the event, Renault unveiled its facelift in new Cayenne Orange Color
looking very attractive. While seeing from the front, the headlamps seems to have same shape like the old Duster but the elements
inside the car has been changed along with the absence of circles inside. Next to that, the vehicle gets a revised radiator grille from three thinner slats to two thick slats
which could improve the size of the Renault logo. Moving to the side profile of the Renault Duster facelift, the changes has been performed on the rims, roof rail as well as Outside Rear View Mirror
. The facelift gets proper position for the electrically foldable ORVM controls
and they are not kept below the handbrake. Its ORVMs along with an integrated blinkers and a carbon fibre finish
enhances the appearance of the new Duster. It is to be proved that the vehicle enters into the market with better sense having neutral silver treatments. A new jumbo size roof rails with Duster branding
adds more sportiveness to the car. The rear appearance of the Renault Duster 2016 is well incorporated with a very different tail lamps of same size seen on the old car but having waterfall LED strip, a fresh bumper, a larger skid plate and two parking sensors
. But the old Duster has three reverse parking sensors but now it gets modified.
When it is talking about its interior section, the new Duster 2016 gets a dashboard with little changes mainly at the center fascia. The old steering has been improved with silver on all three spokes in various choice of color options as per the requirements. It gives a neat look with the name Duster stamped on the left hand side at the front and the center fascia comes with a piano black finishing
which seems to be really superb. The hazard light and central locking switches inside the cabin are positioned properly and the air vents are decorated in a dark pink ring. Among the other changes, the new Duster has more neutral chrome rings with the touch screen in action and its head unit boasts a reversing camera
with guidelines is awesome. This vehicle has a revised recirculation slider knob and climate control
option also enters into the car. It is to be noted that only the 2WD is at the 12 o’clock position l.e. ‘auto’ moved down on the right. The new Renault Duster 2016 will soon be available with an Automatic transmission option but it would not be a torque converter. Manual Mode will also be available and the center console of the car is provided in silver color looking very decent. In this new facelift, the driver is offered with an armrest especially for himself and there is no big door handle on the rear door pads. The new Duster has the boot storage capacity like the old vehicle but now it is possible to keep the spare wheel inside
the car which would definitely be more convenient. In addition to all, the facelifted Duster is offered with an upgraded ‘T4 Electrical and Electronics’
architecture along with a new ‘CM010’ engine compartment
. Soon, the new Renault Duster will be on sale satisfying the requirements of the people.
Review on Renault Duster AWD launched in 2014
For a short time, Duster has made the Renault to revolve around as the best selling SUV in the country. However it lacks a little bit in terms of hardware that is much needed to tackle the rough stuff.AWD thus bridges the gap. Also the debut of Duster AWD as the four wheel drive is entirely a new production in its SUV lineup.
There are no much changes that are made at the exterior portion. Then what makes it unique from its predecessor? The answer lies in the "AWD badging" and the 4*4 moniker at the back. Apart from this AWD gets the darkened headlamps clusters, matte black B-pillars found on the RxZ trim and the ash colored alloy wheels. Further it gives a rough and rugged look that further enhances the appearance of SUV.
When it comes with the interior design ,it is built with the sense of premium and standard quality.Dual toned black and grey dashboard that is being built with the soft touch plastics is set to comprise of three-spoke steering wheel and three-pod instrument cluster. The cluster features instantaneous fuel consumption as well. The seats are dual tone grey and red. Moreover, front seats are more comfortable and the boot space is spacious enough to accomodate more luggage. Thus comforts will be felt especially over the long trips. There is a provision of ECO mode, with which one can reduce the fuel consumption by 10%. Concerning the safety features, ABS and EBD and brake assist are being provided. The implementation of i- Drive technology brings in many class leading features that will lead to unmatched performance and enhanced fuel efficiency.
Ride and Handling:
With the new electronically controlled 4*4 system, and independent suspension at all four corners are the prominent features of Duster AWD. Further, apparent changes are made with the clutch that is set to be lighter from that of the standard, thus found to be ease while changing the gear level. Also, the gear ratios has been shortened to 4*4,thus you can notice a great difference that even at the first gear you would go at the speed of 30kph
.At the same time, whenever there is a need to downshift from third to second, that can tackled easily with the third leave itself. This system even suits the off-road trail in a such a way that helps you to crawl easily down the steeper slopes. With the aid of traction control, one can drive through the slippery areas without getting panic. Even with the areas that held with the tight traffic can be easily endured with the Duster 4*4.
Lets now concentrate on the AWD, that is all wheel drive. Actually there are three modes on the AWD selector knob-2WD,Auto and Lock.
2WD focus only on the permanent front-wheel driven.In case if there is loss of traction found at the front wheels, then Auto comes in to picture by supplying power to the rear wheels. Lock mode keeps the hardware in 4*4 mode to be maintained around 60kmph.Once this level is reached, the mode gets shifted back to the Auto mode.
With the high ground clearance that measures up to 205 mm
,is really experienced while driving through the rough stuff.Overall,the Duster 4*4 can handle all such soft,slippery,wet climatic conditions situations,thus it is worth to be called as a "rock-crawler".As mentioned before,the independent suspension at the four ends,tends to improve the riding quality best-in-class
With such an excellent ride quality,it costs at Rs 11,89,499 for RxL variant and Rs 12,99,499 for the RxZ variant(Delhi,ex-showroom).And for adventurous folks,this SUV will suit the best.
Renault Duster Review 2012-Present
is a Sport Utility Vehicle which looks so aggressive and powerful. Duster is the first compact SUV developed by Dacia, Romanian Automaker and it is designed on logan platform. The car is expected to be little costly and it is available in both petrol and diesel
Renault Duster Models
There are two models available for the petrol version of the Duster. They are
1) Renault Duster Petrol RxE
2) Renault Duster Petrol RxL
Likewise the diesel models of the car includes
1) Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxE
2) Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL
3) Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxL
4) Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Pack
5) Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Optional With Nav
6) Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ
7) Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ Plus
8) Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ Optional With Nav
Renault Duster Color Options
Renault Duster comes in various vibrant colours which would definitely attracts the youths. The colours are listed below
1) Metallic Graphite Grey
2) Metallic Woodland Brown
3) Pearl Supreme White
4) Metallic Moonlight Silver
5) Metallic Fiery Red
6) Pearl Galaxy Black
Renault Duster Engine Details
The Duster is available in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol version of the car is powered by a 1.6L DOHC petrol engine with a displacement of 1598 cc producing maximum power of 100.5 BHP @ 5850 RPM and torque of 145 NM @ 3750 RPM
along with two wheel drive option. On the other hand, the diesel version of the car comes with 1.5 dCi engine gives the displacement of 1461 cc. The diesel engine is coupled with a five speed manual gearbox in variant such as RxE, 84BHP RxL and six speed manual gearbox in 108.5BHP RxL and RxZ. These engines offers two power outputs namely 83.8 BHP and 108.5 BHP and two torque outputs such as 200 NM and 248 NM.
Acceleration, Mileage and Fuel Economy
The acceleration of the car is too decent and it offers a butter smooth drive experience. Renault Duster can be able to generate mileage of about 20.46 kmpl for diesel engine and 19.01 kmpl for the petrol engine.
While comparing, the diesel engine of the Duster is claimed to offer high mileage than the petrol engine.
Design and Comfort
Interiors of Renault Duster
Renault Duster is developed on the basis of Logan and some features may be very similar but quite good and impressive. It comes with a decent front dashboard which is curvy and sporty with AC vents on shiny brown central console and the dashboard can be closed completely on either sides. The Duster is a five seating car with three spoke steering holding Renault logo which is electrically powered but heavy on turns. The interiors are very roomy and spacious in which the rear seat passengers have an individual AC vents outlined with shiny brown colour. It has a beautiful instrument panel with large dials illuminated in red and the dials are of chrome polished along with a digital display in the centre. The materials used for the interiors are of premium quality and looks neat. The dash comes with an integrated audio system with Bluetooth and Aux input functions. Some of the interior features borrowed from Logan includes power windows, glove box, gear lever, front seats, door handles etc. The seating arrangements are too good in which it provides a cushion effect in the SUV. The car comes with enough headroom, legroom, shoulderroom, kneeroom etc even the tallest person can be able to take their seat comfortably. The vehicle provides a lot of storage spaces with the boot capacity of 1636 litres. This car is ideal for long drives and touring.
Renault Duster Exteriors
Not only Duster borrows the interiors but also the exteriors from the Logan which is quite outstanding. The external dimensions includes the length of 4.315 m, width of 1.822m and height of 1695 mm. Even though the dimensions are very compact, Renault Duster comes with a big wheel arches, roof rails, chrome wide grille, antenna etc. The big wheel arches and the wheel of the vehicle gives better ground clearance and it is measured as 205 mm. The front comes with a three slat grille with a large Renault emblem at the centre. The plastic cladding has been fitted in order to protects the body of the car. The wide horizontal grille is connected with a pair of double optics headlamps which looks so gorgeous. The fog lamps are also fitted in the car which is really impressive. There is a nudge bar at the centre for placing the number plate. The bonnet is flat without any curves and the tinted large windshield yields to the high roof. The roof antenna is also placed for minimizing the wind noise and turbulence. The side profile of the car is also too good with lot of features such sharp belt-line, body coloured door handles, wing mirrors and fuel lid. Additionally, the rear part holds skid plate, tail lamps with D-Shaped curve alongside, high mount stop lamp, hexagonal windshield with a rear viper etc. Renault Duster is fully incorporated with large wheels of 16 inch alloy/steel wheels for better road grip and stability of the car. The size of the tire is measured as 215/65 R16 and it is of tubeless tyres with the wheelbase of 2673 mm. The alloy wheels nut cover comes with an anti-theft key which is really good.
Braking, Handling and Safety Features
Renault has performed an upper hand to the braking, handling and safety features. The car comes with disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.
On the other hand, the front suspension is of independent McPherson strut with coil springs and anti-roll suspension. And the rear suspension is of deflected torsion beam axle with coil springs and anti-roll bar. The petrol models of the Duster is available with a hydraulic power assisted steering where as the diesel models comes with electro hydraulic power assisted steering. The braking and suspension system ensures better performance and handling of the car. Moving to the safety features, the Duster comes with an advanced braking system of ABS with EBD, a stability control module, impact sensing door unlock and engine protective under guard.
For better visibility, it has front fog lamps and rear de-fogger helpful under bad weather conditions. The car gets a dual airbags and three point seat belt pre-tensioners for some variants. With all these features altogether, Duster is one of the safest car.