Renault has launched a new variant of its Duster SUV, Duster Sandstorm. The Renault Duster Sandstorm Edition will be available in two trims – RXS Diesel 85 PS Sandstorm edition offered at an introductory pricing Rs.10,90,400 (ex-Delhi) and RXS Diesel 110 PS Sandstorm edition offered at an introductory pricing Rs. 11,70,400 (ex-Delhi). The Renault Duster Sandstorm comes with 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmission and is available in a 2-wheel drive (2WD) option. The New Duster Sandstorm Edition is available in 3 colour options – Outback bronze, Moonlight Silver and Slate Grey.
Bookings for the New Duster Sandstorm can be made either at the dealerships or through the Renault Duster App, which could be downloaded from the Google Playstore.
In terms of features and cosmetic updates on the inside and out the Duster Sandstorm gets –
New Matt Black front armour with Duster Branding & Lamps.
Sandstorm decals on the hood, doors, tailgate and ORVMs
Shiny black front grille
All New style ZODIAC 16 inch machined alloys
Body Colored Outside Door Handle finish
Interior color harmony in black & grey
Centre fascia with dark chrome finish
Shiny black door trim decorative strip & grab handle and door handle finish in black
New seat covers and floor mat set with ‘Sandstorm’ branding
7-inch touch screen
Dual air bags
The technical specification of the New Duster remains the same powered by the K9K 1.5 dCi engine The diesel engines churn an output of 110 PS and 85 PS. There also is the 110 PS version with a 6-speed manual transmission The 85 PS version features a 5-speed manual transmission.
Commenting on the launch of the new Duster Sandstorm, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Renault Duster, which has over the years acquired the stature of a cult product, has the widest offerings in the SUV segment. As part of our endeavour to keep our products and services innovative and contemporary, the exciting enhancements on the Duster Sandstorm make it look even more rugged and tough – the very DNA of a true SUV. The new Duster Sandstorm Edition is offered at compelling price points and will provide the owners a bold, intelligent and efficient avatar of the Duster which will further continue to carry the legacy of the Duster forward in India.”