Renault Duster 85 PS diesel variants updated in India – Spied

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014 - 11:20am IST

Few features carried over from the AWD model.

Renault has silently updated the 85 PS diesel top-end variants – RxL (Plus) and RxL (Option) – of the Renault Duster. The updated compact crossover was spied by Gaadi’s reader Mr. Harish Bharti at a stockyard in Gurgaon.

2015 Renault Duster for India spied
The Renault Duster’s model year refresh includes several features that were first seen on the Duster AWD.

The reader claims that the updated variants benefit from better NVH package on the engine bay in addition to an improved rubber seal for the doors which were first seen on the top-of-the-line Duster AWD.

The updated variants borrow quite a few features from the Duster AWD. The steering wheel is chunkier than before, the multi-information display on the instrument console (which has white backlight) now occupies a dedicated dial, the beige insert on the dashboard is of a different hue and there is a steering column mounted audio control stalk.

2015 Renault Duster for India spied interior
The instrument console is revised and the steering wheel is chunkier.

Renault has reportedly improved the overall fit, finish and paint quality of the Duster after the India-made Dacia Dusters garnered severe criticism in the UK for a rust issue.

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The update is expected to be carried forward to the higher variants of the 110 PS diesel version as well.

2015 Renault Duster for India – Spyshot Gallery

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4 thoughts on “Renault Duster 85 PS diesel variants updated in India – Spied

  1. Maz says:

    I am not criticizing Duster and proud owner of Duster. But I think french Auto Giant need to know the pace auto industry which is evolving at much faster rate as they think.They are pushing other models like fluence and safrene koleas and ignoring duster (middle east) need to modernize the interior. In middle east most of the ppl complain about the design quality of interior. Small things which they can upgrade but reluctant to do that for the almost same price. like body color bumpers, sound proofing, better design car key, media center location (option), window glass switch, inside fabric and plastic quality. As per my discussion with many duster owners they told me that renault really need to think about the handbrake area which they think is not proper utilization of space and can be integrated with 2 cup holder and armrest along with some storage, fuel lid opener is manual should me automated etc…Steering wheel is bit harder and can integrate with audio, phone buttons which was hidden behind the steering wheel, in higher option models they can put push button start stop; add chrome lining to gear knob, better light design dual tone dash board plastic etc are some of the minor tweaks they need to think about it.

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  2. Maz says:

    Duster is a really a nice car but I think renault should upgrade the vehicle at much faster rate. Instrumental cluster could be more digitized and anolg speedopmeter should be removed. Should have a integrated handrest and storing capacity in that one. Sound proofing is a major issue which recently renault trying to solve. trims should me of much supperior quality….sun roof.

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  3. Jishnu Sasidharan says:

    Whether its the Duster or the Terrano, they are basically good cars suitable for all kinds of roads in India. But Renault Nissan could improve somethings like the steering system which hits you back and is very heavy, the gear knob in the 85 PS version is a bit low for reach, the front seats are uncomfortable, the clutch is heavy for such a small engine, the brakes should be bigger, 6 air bags should be added, steering shape in Nissan should be changed and the wiper intermittent function should have speed control.

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