At the Auto Expo 2020 French manufacturer Renault has unveiled the BS6 compliant Duster Turbo petrol automatic which is expected to be launched in India later this year. Renault has not revealed exactly when the car will be launched but the production-ready model leads us to believe that it is not too far.
On the exterior, the Renault Duster Turbo Petrol automatic features the brand’s signature tri-winged grille design with red accent. The red accented inserts continue on the bumper just above the rounded fog lamps, on the hub of the 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that are shod in 215/60 Apollo tyres, on the black roof rails where the ‘DUSTER’ moniker is in red and on the tailgate embellisher. The Renault Duster comes with a projector headlamp with LED daytime running lights and vertically oriented tail lamps same as the present model.
On the interior, the Duster Turbo petrol features a 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, analogue tachometer and speedometer along with a digital multi-information display. The centre console features an 8-inch MediaNav touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, engine start/stop with energy-smart management, rotary controls on the air-conditioning, cruise control and speed limiter function.
The engine on the new Renault Duster is a BS6 emission compliant 1.3-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine that produces 156 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque coupled to an X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission. It is also speculated that the Renault Captur will be offered with the same powertrain configuration. The Duster Turbo petrol in terms of its exterior dimensions is 4360mm long, 1822mm wide, 1695mm tall with a wheelbase of 2673mm and 205mm of ground clearance.
For safety, the Renault Duster Turbo petrol comes with dual airbags, ABS, electronic stability programme (ESP), hill start assist and rear parking camera along with other automotive standard features such as over speed alert, seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors etc.
In terms of competition, the Renault Duster Turbo petrol rivals the likes of the Kia Seltos and the upcoming Hyundai Creta.