Renault has introduced the 2018 Duster with a drastic price cut on all variants and trims. The 2018 Renault Duster prices now start at Rs. 7.95 Lakh for the Petrol and Rs. 8.95 Lakh.
As per a release from the French car maker which says that this strongly reflects Renault’s focused strategy to grow its business in India with a strong product-offensive plan backed by an aggressive localisation strategy.
The Duster RXS CVT Automatic which is priced at Rs. 9.95 Lakh becomes the only large SUV with an Automatic transmission option. The price difference between the 2017 and the 2018 model is the maximum on the top end Duster RXZ AWD 110PS Diesel trim that of around Rs. 1 Lakh.
Speaking about the new pricing on the Renault Duster range, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “Renault had one of the highest localization done on KWID with 98% at the time of launch. We are happy to pass on the benefits to the new Duster customers making it more attractive across the range enabled by our aggressive localisation strategy on Duster as well.”
The Renault Duster was launched in 2012 and since then the SUV has sold in big numbers. Renault had given a facelift to the Duster in 2016 along with the introduction of an AMT transmission option to the Diesel lineup. The Renault Duster is available in 4-cylinder 1.5 litre Petrol engine with 105PS of power and 142Nm of torque with an option of Manual or CVT Automatic transmission option. The Diesel Duster comes in two engine tunes, the 4-cylinder 1.5 litre dCi engine makes 85PS of power and hits out 142Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual transmission. The top of the line Duster comes with the same 4-cylinder 1.5dCi Diesel engine but tuned to make 110PS of power and 245Nm of torque plus you have a 6-speed Manual transmission and also an option of an AMT automatic transmission option on this one.
Renault Duster 2018 & 2017 Prices Compare
|Variant (Prices)||MY 17 range
|MY 18 range effective March 1st (INR)||Customer Savings (INR)|
|RXS CVT Petrol||10,24,746||9,95,000||29,746|
|Std 85 PS Diesel||9,45,663||8,95,000||50,663|
|RXE 85 PS Diesel||9,65,560||9,09,000||56,560|
|RXS 85 PS Diesel||10,74,034||9,95,000||79,034|
|RXZ 85 PS Diesel||11,65,237||10,89,000||76,237|
|RXZ 110 PS Diesel||12,49,976||11,79,000||70,976|
|RXZ 110 PS AMT Diesel||13,09,970||12,33,000||76,970|
|RXZ 110 PS AWD Diesel||13,79,761||12,79,000||1,00,761|