Renault Duster Petrol CVT automatic transmission variant launched at Rs 10.32 lakh

After a day of an exclusive report from Express Drives, French carmaker's India division, Renault India has announced the price of the Duster X-Tronic CVT petrol variant at an introductory Rs 10.32 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi

By: | Updated: May 3, 2017 11:37 AM

The popularity of petrol SUVs with an automatic transmission is growing, particularly, amongst potential urban car buyers. This has happened due to the lesser price difference between petrol and diesel as well as the rising demand for an automatic transmission for a convenient driving experience. Looking at this rise in demand for petrol SUVs with an automatic transmission, Renault India has introduced a new variant of the Duster SUV which is now offered with an automatic gearbox alongside the 5-speed manual transmission and has an introductory price tag of Rs 10.32 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

Powering the Duster petrol automatic will be a 1.5-litre petrol engine that will be mated to an X-Tronic CVT transmission with four modes, Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive. For an engaging driving experience, the gearbox can be shifted to a manual mode in which the driver can change gears manually. The 1.5-litre H4K motor generates 104 hp of power at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Based on the RxS variant, the Renault Duster petrol automatic gets a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, all four power windows, steering mounted cruise control and a steering mounted phone as well as audio switchgear. Safety features include ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), dual front airbags, hill start assist and reverse parking sensors with a rearview camera. The five-seater SUV competes directly with the Hyundai Creta petrol automatic that is available with a 6-speed torque converter unit.

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The Duster Petrol Automatic will be offered in seven colour options, Fiery Red, Pearl White, Moonlight Silver, Outback Bronze, Woodland Brown, Slate Grey and Cayenne Orange. Like all other Renault models sold in India, the Duster petrol automatic will also be offered with a two year/50,000 km warranty and free roadside assistance for the first two years as standard. According to a recent coverage of our publication, the new variant of the Duster petrol has already reached showrooms and is available for test drives. Bookings have also commenced at a token amount of Rs 25,000

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    Dhruv Jain
    Jun 2, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    Heaven!!! I soon diverted my browsing on to the Renault page to look into the details of this car, correction, suv. I was glued there for a while. The duster in silver-white looks awesome. Aspired to see it soon inside my compound wall.
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    Rajesh Mishra
    May 31, 2017 at 10:15 am
    Sounds good! After driving the diesel variant for more than 2 years I deserve to get my hands-on this new variant and after a test-drive may be I will be in a better position to pen down the review.
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    Raven G
    May 30, 2017 at 11:45 pm
    The new duster petro-automatic is loaded with many safety features, prominent is ESP i.e. Electronic stability program, hill-assist etc. which altogether makes duster, even more, better and safer suv than ever.
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    Dhruv Jain
    May 24, 2017 at 12:44 pm
    Petrol variants are of course better than diesel variants, so is the automatic variants than the manual variants and so is the duster than creta or brezza.
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    Dhruv Jain
    May 24, 2017 at 10:36 am
    Petrol variants are of course better than diesel variants, so is the automatic variants than the manual variants and so is the duster than creta or brezza.
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    Harihar
    May 17, 2017 at 1:44 pm
    A CVT automatic transmission in a car works to give more power and a better fuel economy. Also, it gives a better driving experience. Seems like renault is aimed to make duster lead in an unbeatable manner.
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    Mad Rocks
    May 16, 2017 at 10:22 am
    CVT automatic transmission will result in the great boost to duster's performance as well as s.
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    Harman Bhavsar
    May 14, 2017 at 2:28 pm
    Although I cannot afford to buy the new one right now as I already own the an old variant of duster still I am badly excited to test drive the car. May be I resell mine to buy the new one!
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