2018 Renault Duster Full Review

By | June 2, 2018

Do you know the fact that Renault Duster is the first mid-size compact SUV in India? It was the first SUV that actually pioneered the mid-size compact SUV segment in India. When it was launched it shocked everyone else and as a sole player in segment, company ruled the segment quite for a long time.

However, after some time Hyundai launched Creta to its competition not just a normal one but fierce competition. Duster had to give Creta a way in the competition and one of the biggest reason was lack of refinement and premium appeal.

Now it is not like Duster completely vanish from the market it still winning heart because of its dominating road presence and robust look. So is it enough, obviously not because the company knows that they have to make changes in Duster in order to stay in the segment as it already lost the title to Creata.

So finally after huge waiting, all new 2018 Renault Duster was launched with a major overhaul of its interior and exterior design layout. It now gets slightly up market and more modern design.

Generally, most of the car upgraded or facelift version does have little changes. But in case of Renault Duster, they have to make minor changes, after all, they are giving competition to Hyundai Creta. Now let’s know what big changes have Duster get?

The new 2018 Renault Duster is completely different from the predecessor in many terms. It might look like an upgraded Duster but from the view point of the company they have built it totally from scratch

Renault Duster Engine

2018 Renault Duster Full Review

Renault Duster comes in 10 variants here is the breakdown of all variants

  Engine Engine Capacity Power PS Cylinders Fuel Consumption Price
Petrol RXE 1.5 H4K MT 1498 cc 106 PS @ 5600 RPM 4 Cylinder in-line 7,95,000 INR
Petrol RXL 1.5 H4K MT 1498 cc 106 PS @ 5600 RPM 4 Cylinder in-line 8,79,000 INR
RXS 106 PS CVT Petrol 1.5 H4K CVT 1498 cc 106 PS @ 5600 RPM 4 Cylinder in-line 9,95,000 INR
RXE 85 PS Diesel 1.5 dCi 85 PS 1461 cc 85 PS @ 3750 RPM 20 km/l 9,09,000 INR
STD 85 PS Diesel 1.5 dCi 85 PS 1461 cc 85 PS @ 3750 RPM 20 km/l 8,95,000 INR
RXS 85 PS Diesel 1.5 dCi 85 PS 1461 cc 85 PS @ 3750 RPM 20 km/l 9,95,000 INR
RXZ 85 PS Diesel 1.5 dCi 85 PS 1461 cc 85 PS @ 3750 RPM 20 km/l 10,89,000 INR
RXZ 110 PS Diesel 1.5 dCi 110 PS 1461 cc 110 PS @ 4000 RPM 4 Cylinder in-line 11,79,000 INR
RXZ 110 PS AMT Diesel 1.5 dCi 110 PS 1461 cc 110 PS @ 4000 RPM 4 Cylinder in-line 12,33,000 INR
RXZ 110 PS AWD Diesel 1.5 dCi 110 PS 1461 cc 110 PS @ 4000 RPM 4 Cylinder in-line 12,79,000 INR

Renault Duster All Variant Features

Duster Petrol RXL

  • Hawk eye cluster headlamp
  • Dual winged front grille
  • 2 tone body coloured front bumper
  • Black door side sill
  • Firefly fog lamps
  • Waterfall LED tail lamps

RXS 106PS CVT Petrol

  • Hawk eye cluster headlamp
  • Black door side sill
  • 2 tone body coloured front bumper
  • Black new kayak roof rails

RXE 85PS Diesel

  • Hawk eye cluster headlamp
  • Black door side sill
  • 2 tone body coloured front bumper
  • Waterfall LED tail lamps

STD 85PS Diesel

  • Dual winged front grille
  • 2 tone body coloured front bumper
  • Hawk eye cluster headlamp
  • Black door side sill

RXS 85PS Diesel

  • Shiny black dual winged front grille
  • 2 tone body coloured front bumper
  • Hawk eye cluster headlamp
  • Firefly fog lamps
  • Black door side sill
  • Turn indicators on outside rear view mirrors

RXZ 85PS Diesel

  • Dual winged front grille
  • 2 tone body coloured front bumper
  • Hawk eye cluster headlamp
  • Firefly fog lamps
  • Satin chrome door side sill
  • Chrome exhaust pipe finisher

RXZ 110PS Diesel

  • Dual winged front grille
  • 2 tone body coloured front bumper
  • Hawk eye cluster headlamp
  • Firefly fog lamps
  • Satin chrome door side sill
  • Chrome exhaust pipe finisher

Renault Duster Performance

Renault Duster Performance

We will give you a glimpse of all variants engine at the end of the post but here let’s know about the basic engine. Renault Duster has 1.5 H4K MT 1498 cc petrol engine. It is a 4 cylinder in-line engine that generates 106 PS @ 5600 rpm. It supports multi-point fuel injection. It gives  max torque of 142 Nm @ 4000 rpm and integrated with 5 speed MT transmission.

In terms of brakes then it has disc brakes on front and drum brakes on the rear. Without any doubt, Renault Duster gobbles up any kind of rough road. All thanks to its powerful suspension. In front, it has independent MacPherson strut with coil springs and at the rear, it comes with trailing arm with coil springs & double acting shock absorber.

Renault Duster Dimension

The length of the Renault Duster is 4315 mm and width is 1822 mm. It has 1695 mm of overall height with roof mm. The wheelbase of this SUV is 2673 mm and front and rear track are 1560 mm and 1567 mm respectively. Now coming to something practical then it has a huge ground clearance of 205 mm and a huge boot space of 475 liters. It can house 50 liters of fuel and has a minimum turnaround of 5.2 m.

Renault Duster Unique Features

If you are getting bored by reading regular features then know the unique features of Renault Duster that makes it different from others. First of all new duster comes with first 6-speed Easy-R AMT that not just promise comfortable driving but a superior mileage. Apart from it, Duster is enhanced with X-tronic CVT gearshift that turns your drive totally effortless. It is specially designed to avoid shift shock so you can experience better acceleration.

In terms of safety, it houses features like EBD, ABS, ESP, dual front airbags, impact sensing door unlock, hill start assist, reverse parking camera, and more.

 

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