Without doubt, the worst colour combination we've ever come across: Zooming in. This, in turn enhances the off-roading capability. I'm sure most owners will do something about that. Yuck, a green body with these door handles. Interesting find, you cannot switch the headlamps off if they are running in high beam you have to pull the stalk back to low beam mode, then switch them off : What an absolute lack of taste! Over to the sides, there are no changes to the sheet metal and Renault have opted for new wing mirrors with integrated turn signals, new alloy wheels and roof rails. Next day car started spilling oil in parking and it was towed back to showroom and still car showroom after 9 days. One has to remember to shut the glovebox lid.
However, the gearbox suffers from slow gearshifts and there is a delay of a second or so from the time that one gear is disengaged and the next one is engaged. Two-wheel drive Dusters make do with a torsion beam and have a larger boot as a result , while those with four-wheel drive use a multi-link arrangement. That is simply not okay. While it arrived in other markets some years earlier, the with which Dacia chose to relaunch itself on these shores five years ago. Will help to prevent damage when you take her offroad: Air dam has grown.
I have I think they adopt fraudulent practises to dupe the customer. And then there are the new wheels. Password The Renault Duster Facelift has been launched in India at a price of between Rs. They are a very good solution for Indian markets, maintaining fuel economy, providing ease and at the same time keeping the cost in check. Whichever engine you choose, you get a manual gearbox as standard — five-speed in front-wheel-drive Dusters and six-speed in four-wheel-drive versions. Mid-range Comfort models even come with cruise control to help make long motorway journeys as relaxing as possible.
Without any throttle input, the car will keep going at ~7 kph. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Compare Renault Duster with Immediate Rivals. The Duster is now not trying to be a softroader at all. Since my first tank fill-up, the worst average is 22.
For all other purposes, the competition does a better job. Although Renault has skipped on the leather seat option, the fabric seats do offer a sense of richness with its dual textured. This may offer Renault a lower entry price at Rs 8. If I were to buy another car, I will not have any hesitation to walk back to the same Renault showroom. It's disappointing, though, that the extra safety kit of the range-topping Prestige can't be added to other models as an option — and features like autonomous emergency braking and active cruise control are conspicuously absent. So four years down the line, have Renault made it even better with an updated look and of course, an automatic gearbox? Dacia's last-place finish in our doesn't inspire confidence, either, but the results largely refer to the Duster's even cheaper stablemate.
M mode comes in handy when one wants to overtake quickly. So, what's new on the outside? Both develop 113bhp at 5500rpm, while torque stands at 115lb ft at 4000rpm for the petrol, rising to a meatier 192lb ft at 1750rpm for the oil-burner. Sure, there are still plenty of hard, scratchy plastics dotted about the cabin, but at least you get some flashy chrome trims, more supportive front seats and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with built-in sat nav. We are already in the habit of releasing the accelerator pedal when we change gear, so retaining that habit shouldn't be that difficult. So, if getting dirty is your thing, the Duster is your only option for now.
The latest generation is just as strong on value as its predecessor — its starting price is a little higher, but so is its level of standard safety equipment. So does it work on a car like the Duster? That said, there are small issues and one such niggle is the average quality of interiors. There's no clutch pedal, and zero driver input is required for gearshifts, making it exactly like a conventional automatic to drive. It is distinctly new and different looking, but it doesn't appeal to me. As a final note on the design, we personally love this new and bold orange shade that the Duster now comes in.
May be the car manages the average look but it still has got his style which is very easy to like under this segment where competition is very tough. Nissan Terrano: The Duster's better-looking cousin for some , the Terrano suffers from being too overpriced for its own good. Crisp and highliting all the change points of the facelift. Driving downhill, M mode aids engine braking which in turn, reduces the workload on the brakes. Overall effect is that of an old woman with an overdose of makeup.