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Renault India launch the Limited Edition Duster Explore at Rs 9.99 lakh

01 Sep 2015 / 0

Renault India have launched a limited edition version of the Duster and it’s called the Duster Explore. Prices start at Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-Delhi) for the 85PS version. The Duster Explore is also available in the 110PS version (priced at Rs 11.10 lakh ex-Delhi).

Renault Duster Explore (2)

On the outside, the changes are purely cosmetic. A mock front bull-bar with lamp inserts, new hood stripe, striped graphics on the doors and new roof rails add to the butch appearance of the SUV. The alloys are blackened and get orange-coloured surrounds around the Renault Logo and blue stripes on the spokes. The headlamps have a smoked effect and the wing mirrors are blacked out too with a streak of orange bisecting the upper and lower halves.

Renault Duster Explore - Dash Board

On the inside the changes are subtle but refreshing. The seats get what Renault calls the Nouveau Orange coloured outlines that match the aircon vent surrounds. The orange theme is carried on to the fabric inserts on the door trims, the floor mats, the stitching on the leather-wrapped steering wheel and the gearshift bellow too. The final dash of orange is visible in the anodised instrument cluster. Overall the bright orange contrasts well with the otherwise black interior of the Duster Explore.

Renault Duster Explore - D Cut

Speaking at the launch of the Limited Edition Duster Explore, Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations said, “With Duster, we created a new segment in the Indian automotive industry. Duster plays a key role in Renault’s growth plans in India. As a forward-looking company, we have kept the Duster fresh and contemporary, exceeding customer expectations and building on the legacy of India’s favourite SUV. We are confident that the Duster will continue to be the benchmark in this category, and the newly launched Limited Edition Duster Explore will further build the Duster brand in India.”

Renault India has spruced up the Duster with this Explore version as an interim measure to counter the threat from the recently launched Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. Renault India are set to unveil the 2016 Duster at the upcoming Auto Expo in Delhi.

RENAULT LAUNCHES NEW DUSTER EXPLORE

New Delhi, 1 September 2015: Renault India, one of the fastest growing automotive companies in India, launched the New Renault Duster Explore today. The Limited Edition Duster Explore celebrates the essence of adventure and symbolizes the indomitable spirit of exploring the outdoors.

The Limited Edition Duster Explore is made to defy conventions and conquer difficult terrains and comes in a bold new style and has the same reassuring confidence of Duster. It comes with new, sporty exteriors and new, striking interiors, and will be powered by the refined 1.5 litre dCi engine that overcomes every challenge effortlessly.
Text Box: Key Features

Exteriors:
• All new dark chrome front grille and a skid plate reveal its SUV roots
• New racing stripes enhance its sporty, robust design
• Bold front armour that houses the sharp, bright lamps sets the tone for an expedition
• Wide, dark anthracite alloy wheels with new ‘Nouveau Orange’ highlight in the centre exemplify its spirit of adventure

Interiors:
• A snazzy ‘Nouveau Orange’ theme in the interiors with chrome inside door handles, orange door trim fabric inserts, ‘Nouveau Orange’ theme seat fabric upholstery, gear shift bellow with orange stitch marks, chrome knob for parking breaks, new orange outlines on the air conditioning vents, leather steering wheel with orange stitch marks, and an orange anodized instrument cluster

Features: Duster Explore features segment leading features like Eco mode, Gearshift indicator and Cruise control with speed limiter, amongst others.

The Limited Edition Duster Explore is built for a generation of stylish, unstoppable Indians. It is laden with features and contemporary looks for the discerning Indian adventurer. It is a perfect vehicle for the family get away trip or to commute to the office with panache and flair.
Renault has kept enhancing the Duster range and the Limited Edition Duster Explore follows the Duster AWD and the New Generation Duster, which has enabled 1,30,000 plus Duster customers in India.

Speaking about the new Limited Edition Duster Explore, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations shared, “With Duster, we created a new segment in the Indian automotive industry. Duster plays a key role in Renault’s growth plans in India. As a forward-looking company, we have kept the Duster fresh and contemporary, exceeding customer expectations and building on the legacy of India’s favourite SUV. We are confident that the Duster will continue to be the benchmark in this category, and the newly launched Limited Edition Duster Explore will further build the Duster brand in India.”
The Limited Edition Duster Explore will be available in 2 variants, the Limited Edition Duster 85 PS RXL Explore and the Limited Edition Duster 110 PS RXL Explore at very attractive introductory pricing of Rs. 9.99 Lakh and Rs. 11.10 Lakh (ex-Delhi), respectively.

The Limited Edition Duster Explore is designed to make an everlasting impression. An imposing dark chrome front grille and a skid plate reveal its SUV roots. The new racing stripes enhance its sporty, robust design. A bold front armour that houses the sharp, bright lamps sets the tone for an expedition. While the smoky double barrel headlamps and a tailgate that has a dark chrome finisher with ‘Duster’ engraved on it, add to the overall style quotient. Matt black stripping on B & D pillars and sporty decals on the hood and sides which ensure it makes a strong impression on the road. And the wide, dark anthracite alloy wheels with new ‘Nouveau Orange’ highlight in the centre exemplify its spirit of adventure. The combination enhances Duster’s on road presence and road dominance.

The Limited Edition Duster Explore is a rare blend of ergonomics and elegance. Even the interiors of the Limited Edition Duster Explore are plush and ooze opulence and represent a bigger and more sophisticated cabin. The interiors of the Duster have dawned a new snazzier look and feel with chrome inside door handles, orange door trim fabric inserts, sporty ‘Nouveau Orange’ theme seat fabric upholstery, gear shift bellow with orange stitch marks, chrome knob for parking breaks, new orange outlines on the air conditioning vents, leather steering wheel with orange stitch marks, an orange anodized instrument cluster, new floor mats with orange outline and Duster branding. The Limited Edition Duster Explore features segment leading features like Eco mode, Gearshift indicator and Cruise control with speed limiter, amongst others.

The Limited Edition Duster Explore is powered by the renowned 1.5 litre dCi engine and offers a choice of two power outputs, 110 PS and 85 PS. The powerful 110 PS version has a 6 speed manual transmission with gear ratios perfectly matched to the engine’s output. As a result, everyday drives in start-and-stop city conditions remain pleasurable. At the same time, it ensures an ability to cruise at high speeds on the highways. That too, with a fuel efficiency of 19.64 kmpl (ARAI). The 85 PS version features a 5-speed manual transmission that gives you the best drive in stop-and-go traffic conditions and delivers a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 19.87 kmpl (ARAI).
Renault is looking to significantly increase its presence across India. Together with its product offensive strategy that has been strategically planned to meet this objective, there is also a firm plan to aggressively expand the dealership footprint, by doubling the sales and service outlets by the end of next year.


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