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Spied: Face-lifted 2016 Renault Duster testing in India

Team OD  | Updated: July 31, 2015, 03:26 PM IST

Duster facelift

The facelifted Renault Duster which is expected to be launched later this year, was seen testing in Chennai. The biggest upgrade on the Duster will be a 6-speed DCT mated to the two wheel drive diesel variant. In addition to that, the SUV will get cosmetic changes on the inside and exteriors.

Duster facelift 2

As seen in the pictures, the heavily camouflaged test mule features new LED-type tail lamps similar to the face-lifted Duster launched in Brazil and also new alloy wheels. The front end is expected to get new headlamps as well as a reworked bumper and grille while the rest of the body is similar to the current model. The heavily covered interiors indicate that the  inside of the new Duster could get a lot of changes.

Duster facelift 1

The launch of an automatic transmission could put the Duster back in the game against its latest competitors, the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. Apart from the addition of a DCT, no mechanical changes are expected on the 1.6-litre petrol  and the 1.5-diesel engines. Renault could also bring in the all-new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor that makes 123PS and 250Nm. The company though could limit its availability to the top-of-the line AWD Duster.

Image source: indianautosblog.com

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.49 Lakhs
Displacement
1330cc
Transmission
CVT
Max Power(ps)
106
Max Torque(Nm)
154
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1353cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
242
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.39 Lakhs
Displacement
1462cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
138
Mileage
18.55 Kmpl
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