The 2016 Renault Duster facelift that made its debut at the Auto Expo 2016, was finally launched on Wednesday (March 2) at a starting price of Rs 8.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is the first proper facelift given to the compact SUV ever since its launch in the year 2011.
In terms of design, the new Renault Duster looks identical to the vehicle’s Brazilian model with new features such as new headlamp cluster, new single piece grille, new alloy wheels, new tail-lamps and revised bumpers. As a matter of fact, the 2016 Renault Duster has received over 32 new changes along with minor mechanical changes. The company claims that the updated model of the compact SUV offers improved safety and better ride and handling, thanks to new CMO10 & T4 E&E architecture. A new colour – Cayenne Orange – has also been added to the Duster lineup.
The 2016 Renault Duster facelift also gets India’s first 6-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). Called the Duster Easy R-AMT, this version comes at an introductory price of Rs 11.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Since it’s a mid-life facelift version, the power output figures of both the engines remain unchanged. The updated Renault Duster continues to come with a 1.5-litre diesel in two states of tunes – 84bhp & 200Nm and 108bhp and 245Nm. The Easy R-AMT version comes with the more powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine. The 1.6-litre petrol engine, on the other hand, churns out 103bhp and 148Nm,
2016 Renault Duster facelift prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Renault Duster 2016 Petrol Variants
RXE (4X2 MT)- Rs. 8.46 lakh
RXL (4X2 MT)- Rs. 9.26 lakh
Renault Duster 2016 Diesel Variants
Diesel 84bhp variants
Standard – Rs. 9.26 lakh
RXE – Rs. 9.46 lakh
RXL – Rs. 10.26 lakh
RXS – Rs. 10.76 lakh
RXZ – Rs. 11.46 lakh
Diesel 108bhp variants
RXL – 11.06 lakh
RXZ – Rs. 12.26 lakh
RXL Easy R-AMT – 11.66 lakh
RXZ Easy R-AMT – Rs. 12.86 lakh
RXZ 4×4 – Rs. 13.56 lakh