Automaker Renault India launched the new generation Duster priced at Rs 8.30 lakh (Delhi ex-showroom).
The new range boasts of superior engineering, all-new safety and comfort features and improved fuel efficiency, made possible by several technical and design enhancements, the company said in a statement. The New Generation Duster is also built to be compatible with future regulation and its high ground clearance of 205mm adds to the practicality of the SUV.
The new generation Duster price range starts at Rs 8.30 lakh (Delhi ex-showroom), it added.
Renault India CEO and Managing Director Sumit Sawhney said: "Duster has firmly established the Renault brand in India, and reflects our commitment of introducing products and services that supersede customers' expectations...the new generation Duster will further enhance the 'Legacy of Duster' in India."
He added: "Renault is one of the fastest growing auto makers in India, and we have a keen focus on strengthening our presence in the country."
On new launches, Sawhney said: "We will launch two new products this year in very exciting segments â€“ Renault Lodgy in the MPV segment and a compact hatch... So, together with Duster, you will see two more volume drivers in our portfolio. Our aggressive expansion plans will be matched by our sharp focus on offering customers."
Renault has ensured that the technical enhancements have led to improved fuel efficiency, with the 110PS delivering mileage of 19.64kmpl while the mileage of the 85PS variant is 19.87kmpl. Driving in the ECO mode delivers upto 10% higher fuel economy by balancing power and torque delivery in the vehicle, said Renault.
Renault created an all new segment in the Indian automotive industry with Duster, which has continued to dominate the Indian roads selling over one lakh units in India since launch. Built with all the features and luxuries of a premium vehicle at an outstanding value proposition, Duster has been appreciated as much for its futuristic design cues, as it has for successfully combining the comfort and sophistication of a sedan and the robust ruggedness of an SUV.