Renault Duster Facelift AMT

2016 Renault Duster Facelift with AMT launched in India, AMT option cost 60K above MT

The Renault Duster Facelift is a mid-life refresh for the highly appreciated utility vehicle from the French car maker’s stable that has been unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. With manufactures like Mahindra and Hyundai exploring more ways to provoke customers interest into the SUV segment, Renault has made its move just at the right time and is launched in India today. Mahindra XUV500 AT and Hyundai Creta automatic have been doing good numbers. It could not be neglected that they are slowly chipping away the buyers heading towards Renault showrooms.

The EASY-R AMT six-speed transmission made its global debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show under the hood of the Dacia models and it has been opted for India instead of the dual-clutch auto. Pricing holds key for the French manufacturer here as well and other revisions will include exterior design changes and improved interiors to stay on grounds with its competitors.

Renault Duster Facelift AMT 3

 Expected Price

The Duster Facelift AMT variant cost around Rs. 60,000 costlier than the existing top-end model.

Petrol

4X2 MT

Diesel 85 PS

4×2 MT

Diesel 110 PS

4×2 MT

Diesel 110 PS

4×2 AMT

Diesel 110 PS 4×4 MT

Standard

– 

9,26,999

RXE

8,46,999

9,46,999

RXL

9,26,999

10,26,999

11,06,999

11,66,999

RXS

10,76,999

RXZ

11,46,999

12,26,999

12,86,999

13,56,999

Engine & Specification

Since it’s a mid-life refresh, Renault will only introduce an automated manual transmission added to its existing line-up. The compact crossover gets power from a 1.6-litre K4M petrol engine producing 104PS and 148Nm of torque mated to a five speed gearbox.

A 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine is available with two states of tune. 85PS power and 200Nm torque with five-speed manual and 110 PS power with 245Nm torque mated to six-speed manual transmission, an optional AWD system is also available. The all-new top-of-the-range AMT variant comes with 110PS 1.5-litre diesel engine with two wheel drive system and AWD is expected to be offered later.

2016 Renault Duster Facelift
Engine Specifications (Petrol)
Cubic Capacity 1598 CC
Cylinders  4
Transmission  Six Speed Manual
Power 102 PS @ 5850 RPM
Torque 145 NM @ 3750 RPM
Mileage 13.05 km/l
Engine Specifications (Diesel)  
Cubic Capacity 1461 CC
Cylinders  4
Transmission  Six Speed EASY-R AMT/ six-speed Manual
Power  110 PS / 85 PS
Torque  245 NM / 200 NM
Mileage 19.65 km/l / 19.87 Km/l

2016 Renault Duster Facelift Mileage

The Petrol engine’s fuel consumption is expected to stay at a claimed 13.1kmpl and for diesel engine 19.9kmpl.

Exterior and Dimensions

Dimension:
The Duster Facelift measures about 4,315mm in length, 1,822mm in width, 1,695mm in height and 2,673mm in wheelbase with a ground clearance of 205mm.

Exterior Designing:
The revised exterior includes a new headlamp and taillamp clusters, LED daylight running lights, single slat chrome grille encasing the prominent diamond Renault emblem, flared up alloy wheels, revamped body cladding, silver skid plates front and rear and fresh bumpers.

 2016 Renault Duster Facelift
Length 4329 MM
Width 1822 MM
Height 1683 MM
Wheelbase 2674 MM
Ground Clearence 210 MM
Tyres 215/65 R16
Boot Space 475 Litre
Turning Radius 5.2 M
Fuel Tank 50 Litres
Drivetrain FWD / AWD

Interior and Features

Renault Duster Facelift AMT interior

As for the revised interiors, the Duster Facelift will get a brand new instrument cluster, new steering wheel, an optional MediaNAV touchscreen infotainment System featuring navigation and Bluetooth connectivity alongside new upholstery and trim.

Renault Duster Facelift AMT 2

Key Features:
To keep in-line with the ever-increasing competition in the SUV segment and to stay updated, Renault Duster Facelift will have EASY- R AMT six-speed gearbox, improved front and rear designs, new upholstery, steering wheel and instrument cluster with revised body cladding.

Key Rivals
The Duster facelift will rival against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Ford EcoSport, upcoming Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Mahindra Scorpio.

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