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2019 Renault Duster facelift teased ahead of debut

Team OD  | Updated: July 02, 2019, 09:11 PM IST

Renault India has teased the upcoming facelift for the Renault Duster SUV on its website and social platforms. This comes as a build-up to the launch of the revised Duster, sometime later this month.

The teaser reveals quite a bit about the Duster's frontal styling changes. There's a new grille, with the chrome studs mimicking other Renault cars, a reworked headlamp cluster, and a new, more bulging bonnet (for better crash protection).  There's also a new shade of blue seen on the car in the pictures.

Other changes, as seen on earlier spy images, are new roof rails and alloy wheels. The front and rear bumpers, too, seem to have been reworked to be safer and a new headlamp cluster with LED elements is also visible.

The Duster's interiors are expected to see some reworking as well. There could be new materials and trim, changes in the infotainment system, instrument cluster and a longer feature list. There will be better safety equipment too, like airbags, seatbet remainders and speed warnings.

Renault has announced that it will move way from diesels once the BSVI norms become applicable in India. We expect the facelifted Duster to follow the trend set by the Triber and come with a petrol motor only. In this case, expect a BSVI compliant version of the 1.5-litre petrol making 106PS and 142Nm. A 5-speed manual and CVT is available with this motor.

This is the second facelift for the Duster, and while the SUV has been around for quite some time now, this change could reignite interest in this car again, even as Renault readies a viable replacement in the next few years. Expect a five to eight per cent increase in prices.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8 Lakhs
Displacement
1461cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
85
Max Torque(Nm)
245
Mileage
19.64 Kmpl

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