Renault India announced the launch of the 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine that will power the Renault Duster. With this new heart the Duster becomes the most powerful SUV in its segment in India putting down a massive 156 PS . The all new Duster with the 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine will be available in three variants with a 6-speed manual option at a starting price of Rs.10.49 lakhs, while the X-Tronic CVT will be available in two variants with a starting price of Rs.12.99 lakhs. Renault will also offer the option of the existing 1.5L Petrol engine and the Renault Duster range starts at Rs.8.59 lakhs.
“The launch of Renault DUSTER equipped with the 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine marks a new chapter in the Duster journey in India. This is a world-class engine and powers our successful global SUVs and Crossovers like Kadjar and Arkana. DUSTER has achieved an iconic status in one of the most dynamic automotive markets. Over the years, adventure enthusiasts and numerous Indian families have established a strong bond with this True SUV. The bold and more powerful DUSTER will surely inspire more people to join the growing family of adventure seekers and explore new terrains and horizons, as well as enjoy the effortless driving experience,” said Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations.
The 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine is an advanced, high-power, turbo charged, BSVI compliant engine that offers power and torque of 156PS @ 5500 rpm and 254 Nm @1600 rpm respectively.
The Renault Duster has always been considered as one of the benchmarks in the Compact SUV segment since its launch however recently the onslaught of newer SUVs from competition has pushed it in terms of sales. With this engine upgrade Renault is expecting a reboot to the Dusters sales figure.
The fully loaded Renault Duster in the RXZ trim gets loaded with features that include projector headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, diamond cut alloy wheels, fog lamps, roof rail, LED taillight, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, black interior with Deco brown upholstery, touchscreen infotainment system, cooled glove box, dual front airbags, and automatic climate control. We expect the updated 2020 Duster to take this lineage ahead. Watch this space for more on the upcoming 2020 Renault Duster soon.