India-spec 2016 Renault Duster (facelift) front-end spotted – Spied

Posted on: Sep 7, 2015 - 11:42am IST

Rumored to get a 6-speed dual clutch automatic.

The 2016 Renault Duster (facelift) has been caught testing in Chennai, courtesy of Team-BHP reader Rahul, who also managed to capture the front-end of the model for the first time.

2016 Renault Duster front end spotted in Chennai
The 2016 Renault Duster appears to feature a single slat grille housing a large Renault lozenge, and new headlight clusters.

Judging by the spyshot, the 2016 Renault Duster will drop the multi-slat chrome grille for a single slat grille housing a large Renault lozenge, which is similar to the Brazilian-spec 2015 Renault Duster. The headlamp also appears to feature the new cluster seen in its Brazilian counterpart.

Previous spyshots have indicated that the 2016 Renault Duster will get new taillight cluster, and larger alloy rims in the top-spec variant. The interior is expected to be slightly tweaked, which was last updated in the 2015 Renault Duster. As for equipment, it could continue offering Renault’s 7 inch MediaNAV infotainment display, Bluetooth telephony, and cruise control.

2015 Renault Duster facelift front Brazil
Changes to the front-end seem to be similar to the Brazilian-spec Renault Duster.

The 2016 Renault Duster is likely to retain the current engine lineup, which includes the 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine available in two power outputs: 85 PS and 110 PS. Other than the 5-speed and 6-speed manual gearboxes, a report claimed that Renault may offer a 6-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission, given the increasing demand for diesel automatic. An AWD system with independent suspension will be exclusive to the range-topping trim.

2016 Renault Duster rear spotted in Chennai
The 2016 Renault Duster will get new taillight cluster, and larger alloy rims in the top-spec variant.

Also See: IAB reader snaps the Renault Kwid at a dealer yard ahead of launch

Renault could introduce the facelifted 2016 Renault Duster towards the end of 2015. It’s unclear if Nissan is working on a facelift for the Duster’s Japanese brother, the Nissan Terrano.

2016 Renault Duster – Image Gallery

2015 Renault Duster (Facelift) Brazilian-spec – Image Gallery

[Source: Team BHP]

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One thought on “India-spec 2016 Renault Duster (facelift) front-end spotted – Spied

  1. 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 Immediately 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
    32000 bookings Hyundai Creta has received 9000 bookings are for Automatic
    itself, which is a significant number and completely new opportunity ….The
    waiting period for Creta Automatic has gone upto 11 months as per the dealer I
    spoke to in Mumbai……!!!!!! ..


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