The Renault Duster is one of the elder statesmen in the compact SUV segment. The French automaker is currently offering discounts of up to Rs 90,000 on the SUV, making it an attractive deal.
The Renault Duster was one of the first compact SUVs to be launched in the Indian market back in 2012, instantly becoming a best-seller. It utterly dominated the segment for a few years. But as newer rivals started arriving to make the compact SUV market one of the most competitive and fastest-growing segments, the Duster lagged behind. It received a minor facelift a few years back, and last year it ditched its diesel engine for a choice of two petrol engines to meet the new BS-VI compliance. Even though it may not have as long a feature list as its rivals, the Duster is still a hugely capable vehicle with a handsome and rugged exterior along with a spacious and high-quality cabin. Currently, Renault is offering the Duster with multiple attractive discounts which you should take a look at.
The Renault Duster 1.5 is being offered with a Rs 30,000 exchange bonus along with an additional corporate discount of Rs 30,000. The Duster 1.3 Rxs Turbo variant is being offered with a straight cash discount of Rs 30,000, a Rs 30,000 exchange bonus, and a corporate discount of Rs 30,000. Lastly, 1.3 Rxz Turbo is being offered with an exchange bonus of Rs 30,000 and a Rs 30,000 corporate discount.
Even though the Renault Duster is an older model than its rivals, it comes with a few standout features like a tall 205 mm ground clearance, high driving position and comfortable seating for 5, one of the biggest boots at 475-litres, and class-leading ride quality.
Prices for the Renault Duster start from Rs 9.57 lakh and goes up to Rs 13.87 lakh, ex-showroom. There are two powertrain choices, both petrol. The 1.5-litre N/A engine makes 105 PS and 142 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. The 1.3-litre turbo-petrol churns out peak power and torque figures of 155 PS and 254 Nm, respectively. In fact, the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol motor is the most powerful engine in the segment. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic.