Renault Duster facelift to launch on Feb 4 – IAB Report

Posted on: Jan 28, 2016 - 10:27am IST

Will feature an AMT option in the 110 PS variant.

Renault India has confirmed that the Renault Duster facelift will be launched in the Indian market on February 4, during the second media day at the Auto Expo 2016. This is the first major facelift for the exterior of the India-spec Renault Duster, since it was introduced 3.5 years ago.

2016 Renault Duster (facelift) front three quarter snapped by IAB reader
This is the first major facelift for the exterior of the India-spec Renault Duster since its launch in 2012.

Spyshots of the pre-production model reveal that the India-spec Duster will look similar to the new Duster sold in Brazil. It gets updated taillight clusters, new alloy wheel designs and additionally could get some new body panels. The front-end receives a single slat grille flanked by headlamps with a new cluster design.

Inside, the design of the dashboard will be slightly revised. It will feature a new single piece center console panel that houses the round HVAC vents, central cubby hole, and MEDIANAV touchscreen display, while the HVAC controls are now separated from the main console. New fabric upholstery and updated buttons, display graphics are also expected.

Renault Duster facelift bootlid India spied
The rear-end of the Renault Duster 2016 gets updated taillight clusters, new alloy wheel designs, while some body panels could be new.

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Under the hood, Renault will retain the 1.5-liter K9K diesel engine available in two power tunes: 85 PS and 110 PS. While the 85 PS variant comes standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the 110 PS features a 6-speed manual and the option of an Easy-R AMT for the first time. An AWD system with independent suspension could continue in the top-end trims.

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