Renault has released a TVC for the facelift model of the second-generation Renault Duster sold in Brazil. In India, the first-generation model still soldiers on.
The second-generation Renault Duster has recently received a mid-life facelift for the Brazilian market. The French carmaker has also released a TVC for the new Duster, where the adventurous side of the SUV is highlighted.
2020 Renault Duster facelift TVC (Brazil)
The video above shows the Renault Duster driving around (rather frantically, to be honest) in the settings of different action movies. The SUV takes on sandy deserts, temperate forests, and of course, the urban environment. The short clips, mashed together seamlessly, succeed in bringing a sense of excitement to the car.
It should be pointed out that while the Brazil-spec model is in its second-generation, India still only gets the first-generation Renault Duster. There are plenty of differences between the two models, which we shall go through in brief here. The new Duster has a fresh interior design, including a new steering wheel, rectangular AC vents (instead of round ones), and a new dashboard layout. The instrument cluster also features a new design; it has two analogue dials on either side with a driver-information display (DID) in the middle, instead of a three-pot design with DID contained in the left-one.
Brazil-spec Renault Duster is the second-generation model
There are plenty of exterior upgrades as well. The front grille is slightly redesigned, and the head- and tail-lights are completely new. The bumpers are now more prominent than before, complete with a faux skid plate. The foglamp housing is completely changed, and the car also gets a pair of auxiliary lights on the front bumper, adding to the ‘adventurous’ appeal of the car. The dimensions of the Brazillian Duster are also larger than the one sold in India.
2020 Renault Duster facelift lays emphasis on off-roading and adventure
On the mechanical front, there are a few significant differences. The second-generation Renault Duster in underpinned by the ‘B0 Plus’ platform, which is stronger than the ‘B0’ platform of the Indian model by 12.5%. The Brazil-spec Duster is available with two engine options. First is a 1.6-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-4 petrol unit. The second one is a 1.3-litre turbocharged inline-3 petrol. These engines replace the older 2.0-litre petrol unit in the pre-facelift model.
As for the Indian market, Renault currently offers the Duster with a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated,inline-4 petrol engine. The 1.3 turbo-petrol will also be offered soon. Previously, there was a 1.5-litre diesel on offer as well, but that motor has now been discontinued due to the BSVI emission norms.