IAB reader spots the Renault Duster 2016 (facelift) on test – Spied

Posted on: Dec 18, 2015 - 9:31am IST

Will be sold with an AMT.

IAB reader Shibin has caught the Renault Duster 2016 (facelift) testing around Tambaram, Chennai, ahead of its reported Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016 in February. It’s expected to arrive in showrooms this financial year.

Renault Duster 2016 (facelift) rear spotted
The Duster gets revised body panels and new bumpers, and is the first complete facelift since the launch in 2012.

Although the test mule is completely covered up, it can be observed that the Duster will get updated taillight clusters and new alloy rims designs, while the front-end receives a single slat grille flanked by headlamps with a new cluster design.

Inside, the build quality and upholstery are expected to be slightly tweaked, which was last updated in the 2015 Renault Duster. As for equipment, it would offering Renault’s 7 inch MediaNAV infotainment display, Bluetooth telephony and cruise control.

2016 Renault Duster (facelift) front three quarter snapped by IAB reader
The front-end receives a single slat grille flanked by headlamps with a new cluster design.

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The India-spec 2016 Renault Duster will soldier on with the 1.5-liter K9K dCi diesel engine available in two power tunes: 85 PS and 110 PS. While the former is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, the latter gets a 6-speed manual unit. Another technology that will be seen on the Duster 2016 is the Easy-R AMT option.

Renault India’s Managing Director & CEO Sumit Sawhney told IAB this year that the Renault Duster facelift will have “a lot of innovations.”

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