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The powerful new Renault Duster 1.3-litre turbo-petrol will be available with a 6-speed manual and CVT options, with a starting price of Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Renault India have launched the Renault Duster turbo-petrol which is the most powerful SUV in the segment currently. Under the hood, a spirited 1.3-litre, turbo-petrol will dish out 156 hp at 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 254 Nm at 1,600 rpm. The Duster will arrive with a six-speed manual transmission and an X-tronic CVT with manual mode, with prices starting at Rs 10.50 lakh and Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Renault will also offer the option of the existing 1.5-litre petrol which has a starting price of Rs 8.60 lakh (ex-showroom). The Renault Duster has to face off against segment favourites including the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Nissan Kicks.

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The new Renault Duster petrol-turbo comes with a BS6-compliant 1,330-cc four-cylinder equipped with technologies like Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) for improved performance and efficiency, Dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) for better torque at lower rpm and lower emissions. Renault claim that the new Duster turbo-petrol 6-speed manual will return 16.5 km/l while the CVT version is good for 16.42 km/l. The new Renault Duster turbo-petrol manual is available in three trims – RXE, RXS and RXZ, while the CVT can be had in RXS and RXZ variants.

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You will recall that the Renault Duster had played a crucial role in the company’s Indian model line-up and helped Renault India to become an established player in the country. The Renault Duster won the prestigious ICOTY award (Indian Car Of The Year) in its year of launch, along with numerous other industry recognitions. To further ensure a continued customer association, Renault has announced a loyalty benefit scheme including an AMC package exclusively for existing Duster owners upgrading to the new 1.3-litre Renault Duster turbo-petrol.

They also announced that they are planning to expand their reach in the country and have commissioned as many as 17 new sales and service touchpoints – of which 14 are showrooms and the remainder are service centres. The new infrastructure will be located in Himachal Pradesh (four), Telangana (three), Rajasthan (two), Uttar Pradesh (two), Delhi, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra with one each. Furthermore, the manufacturer is actively wooing back customers to their showrooms by adopting optimal sanitization procedures and offering attractive benefits on their new models.

Also read: All-new Nissan Kicks 2020 Launched In India

Story: Joshua Varghese


About the author: Joshua Varghese


Would gape at fast cars. Still does but now has a chance to drive some of them. Hates driving in traffic but makes up for with a spot of off-roading or the occasional track outing. Insta: @motoknight


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