IAB Report – Renault India releases Duster AWD trailer ahead of September 24 launch

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Gets a traction control system in addition to a new steering wheel and instrument cluster. 

Renault India have confirmed the launch of the Renault Duster AWD for September 24. Ahead of the launch, the company has released a video trailer of the car, which is seen below.

[Head to YouTube if you’re unable to view the video above.]

Based on the top-end Duster 110 PS variant, the Duster AWD adds the feature of 4WD using a Shift-on-the-fly mechanism. A knob located in the center console allows the driver to choose from three driving modes – 2WD, Auto or Lock (Differential Lock).

Additionally, the Duster AWD also gets a traction control system and a new steering wheel. Other changes inside include a new instrument cluster with instantaneous fuel consumption display, and red inserts for the seats.

Renault Duster AWD India press shot side
The Duster AWD gets side body decals, smoked alloy wheels and tinted headlights on the outside.

Powering the Duster AWD is the 1.5-liter four-cylinder K9K diesel engine which is capable of producing 110 PS (108.45 bhp) and 248 Nm of torque, and comes paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

Also see: Renault Lodgy spotted testing in India ahead of launch next year

The Duster AWD will be recognized on the outside by its side body decals, tinted headlights, smoked alloy wheels, and a ‘4WD’ badge on the bootlid.

Competitors: Mahindra Scorpio 4×4, Tata Safari Storme 4×4

Expected Price: INR 12.9 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi

Launch Date: September 24, 2014

Renault Duster AWD India – Image Gallery

Renault Duster AWD at the IIMS 2014 – Image Gallery

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