While the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine of the Renault Duster has been discontinued, it will soon receive a turbocharged petrol engine
Renault India has already discontinued its 1.5-litre diesel engine following the advent of the stringent BS6 emission norms. The oil-burner was offered in two states of tune, 85 PS/ 200 Nm and 110 PS/ 245 Nm. The 85 PS motor was offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 110PS unit is paired with 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AMT. With this, the first-gen Renault Duster is now on sale in the country only with a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. Soon, however, the SUV will receive another turbocharged motor, this time, a petrol one.
To replace the oil-burner, the carmaker revealed Duster Turbo at the Auto Expo 2020. The SUV employs a potent 1.3-litre, TCe turbo-petrol motor that produces 156 PS of peak power and 250 Nm of twisting force. The petrol engine produces more power than the 1.5-litre and 1.4-litre Turbo motors of the Kia Seltos, 2020 Hyundai Creta and MG Hector.
As you can see, the Renault Duster petrol produces 13 PS more power than Seltos, Creta and Hector. The torque produced by Duster and Hector is almost the same. On the other hand, the twisting force produced by Seltos and 2020 Creta is slightly lower. MG Hector is fitted with a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol motor, while the 2020 Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos derive power from the same 1.4-litre, T-GDI turbo-petrol mill. The turbo petrol engine offered with Creta, Seltos and Hector comes coupled to a DCT gearbox.
Renault Duster Turbo petrol produces 13 PS more power than Seltos, Creta and Hector. On the othe rhand, all the diesel engine and AWD variants have been discontinued.
The Renault Duster Turbo will be offered with a 6-speed MT and CVT transmission. Right now, the SUV is offered in three different variants, and one can expect the same to be offered with the new turbo-petrol variant. All the diesel engine and AWD variants have been discontinued, due to BS6 emission norms. The new Renault Duster Turbo will get some cosmetical tweaks like the addition of new alloy wheels and headlamp cluster, a redesigned bumper and some new colour shade options.