Renault Duster facelift for India snapped for the first time – Spied

Posted on: Jul 30, 2015 - 9:23am IST

Reported to launch towards the end of this year.

The India-spec Renault Duster facelift has started testing on Chennai roads, ahead of a launch which is reported to take place towards the end of this year.

Renault Duster facelift India spied
The Duster facelift is expected to a get a 6-speed DCT paired to its diesel engine.

On the outside, its evident that designers have given the Duster LED or LED-effect taillights, though the overall shape of the clusters remain identical to the current model. New alloy wheels are also noticed on this prototype, and while spyshots of the front are unavailable, Renault is expected to tweak the design of the headlights, bumper and grille as well.

What is also interesting is that the dashboard of this prototype is camouflaged, indicating that interior changes will be more than just a new seat upholstery, or entertainment system. However, mechanically, the Duster facelift is expected to retain its 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine, though one report pointed out that Renault is keen to get its 6-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission on this variant. The current Duster is also available with a 1.6-liter petrol engine, which should continue on the facelift as well.

Renault Duster facelift interior India spied
The Duster diesel is offered with 2WD and 4WD powertrains.

Also read: Renault Duster Oroch (Duster pick-up) spotted in the wild – Spied

The Duster, before it was joined by its sister-offering the Terrano, enjoyed a monopoly of sorts in its segment (5-seat compact SUV), however thats not the case anymore. Newer entrants come in the form of the Hyundai Creta, which has bagged over 18,000 orders already, and the Maruti S-Cross which is scheduled to launch on August 5, 2015.

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2 thoughts on “Renault Duster facelift for India snapped for the first time – Spied

  1. TGL22 says:

    So on the cosmetic front, there is going to be more to the interiors and not so much to the exteriors of the duster. 6 speed dual clutch EDC with AMT will be amazing to go with it.

  2. Amol Salunke says:

    When is Renault Duster Diesel Automatic being Planned for launch… Please LAUNCH soon…
    We are waiting.. And are excited about this NEWS…Renault should launch
    Duster Diesel Automatic in September ahead of Festive season, to cash on…
    There is immense interest in Automatic and Hyundai Creta has reported over 30% bookings of Automatic version and they have made changes in their production plans accordingly, infact they were much
    surprised by the automatic requirement, having expected only 10% of the total bookings.. It means of the 20000 bookings Hyundai Creta has received 6000 bookings are for Automatic itself, which is a significant number and completely new opportunity ….


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