The Renault Duster is an SUV offered by the French carmaker and comes in three diesel variants. The diesel engine is a 1.5 litre motor that is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, a 6 speed manual gearbox and an AMT gearbox. In terms of safety, it comes with Anti lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), driver and passenger side and front impact beams, speed sensing automatic door locks, hazard warning switch and higher variants also have dual front airbags. Key features include all power windows, power steering, a touchscreen infotainment system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity.
Reverse parking sensors with camera aids in parking the Renault Duster into tight spots with ease.
Steering mounted cruise control available on the higher variants of the Renault Duster adds to the convenience factor.
The 6 speed EasyR AMT or Automated Manual Transmission offers the convenience of an automatic gearbox
The Renault Duster comes with a 205 mm minimum ground clearance and measures 4,336 mm in length, 1,822 mm in width as well as 1,695 mm in height. The SUV has a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres on all variants. Higher variants in the Renault Duster is offered with 16 inch alloy wheels while the lower versions have steel rims with full wheel cover and trims all are equipped with tubeless radial tyres. All trims of the Renault Duster have body coloured bumpers, tinted glass, chrome front grille, roof rails and skid plates while the higher variants have silver coloured door handles and side sills.
The Renault Duster comes with a dark grey colour scheme for its interiors. All variants have a fabric seat upholstery and leather seat upholstery is not available. The SUV is also offered with chrome inserts on the steering wheel, gear knob and centre console. The Renault Duster also has a touchscreen infotainment system with rear parking camera, leather wrapped steering wheel and automatic climate control.
The Renault Duster comes with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and a 1.5 litre diesel engine. The diesel engine comes in two states of tune in which it generates 84 hp of power at 3,750 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,900 rpm while in the other state of tune, it produces 109 hp of power at 3,900 rpm and 248 Nm of torque at 2,250 rpm. The petrol engine makes 103 hp of power at 5,350 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm. Both engines have been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
The Renault Duster comes with a six speed manual transmission for the diesel engine that has 109 hp of power while the petrol engine and the lower state of tune diesel engine is offered with a 5 speed gearbox. The SUV is also available in an AMT gearbox only for select diesel engine options.
In terms of safety, the Renault Duster is offered with Anti lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), dual front airbags, speed sensing automatic door locks and hazard warning switch.
The Renault Duster has an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 13.2 kmpl for the petrol variants and 19 kmpl for diesel variant which is acceptable for its segment.