India-made Turnaround expert Renault Duster heads to Indonesia next to perform a miracle

Posted on: Feb 2, 2013 - 9:50am IST

It won’t be an overstatement to say that Renault Duster has single handedly spearheaded Renault’s operations in India. The combined volume that the Pulse and Scala, candidates in the vast and bread-earning B and C segments in India, failed to come back with, the Duster managed without breaking into a sweat.

Renault Duster Indonesia Renault Duster Indonesia interior

Apart from setting the domestic sales chart on fire, the made-in-India Duster (branded as Dacia) is commanding a waiting period of over 5 months in UK. Renault’s Indian plant being the only one in the world to manufacture the Duster in RHD configuration, is set to cater many more countries that drive on the left side of the road.

We discovered these spyshots of the RHD Renault Duster which was spotted in Indonesia. The Renault Duster is expected to mark Renault’s comeback in Indonesia. The French automaker took a sabbatical from selling cars in the archipelago a couple of years ago.

The Renault Dusters spotted in Indonesia belong to RxL and RxZ variants. The top end RxZ variant gets alloy wheels, double din music system with Aux-in and i-Pod connectivity. Otomotif.net reports that both the cars are shod with MRF rubbers.

Renault Indonesia’s comeback car is expected to employ the same 1.5 litre DCi diesel engine. The state of tune is unclear as of now, but we reckon that the 110 bhp version would be allotted for the Indonesian market.

The Renault Duster, apart from keeping the cash counter ringing in the domestic market, is also set mop up significant export numbers. Good news for Renault India then.

[Source: Otomotif.net]

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4 thoughts on “India-made Turnaround expert Renault Duster heads to Indonesia next to perform a miracle

  1. […] Ertiga’s CKD kits are being shipped from here and also the Renault Duster, which would mark Renault’s comeback in Indonesia this year, would sail from India (India is the only RHD plant in the world for the Duster, and […]

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  2. Tantus says:

    What is a double din, not the two bins on the dash?

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    1. Deutschemark says:

      International standard ISO 7736 defines a standard size for car audio head units. The standard was originally established by the German standards body Deutsches Institut für Normung as DIN 75490, and is therefore commonly referred to as the “DIN car radio size”.
      Head units generally come in either single DIN (180 x 50 mm panel) or double DIN (180 x 100 mm panel) size.

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