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Spied: Face-lifted 2016 Renault Duster testing in India

Team OD  | Published: 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 Lakhs
Displacement
1461cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
85
Max Torque(Nm)
245
Mileage
19.64 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 10 Lakhs
Displacement
1396cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
90
Max Torque(Nm)
219.6
Mileage
21.38 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.85 Lakhs
Displacement
1248cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
89.7
Max Torque(Nm)
200
Mileage
25.1 Kmpl

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