Renault Duster facelift with AMT confirmed – Spied


Anjan Ravi,

I’m a true-blooded petrolhead. Hope you enjoy our news stories, launch coverages, motorshow coverages and test drive reports.

Expected to launch this financial year.

AutocarIndia has spyshots of the Renault Duster facelift with an AMT gearlever, confirming this technology for the crossover when it goes on sale this financial year.

Renault Duster facelift AMT spied
The Easy-R technology debuted last month at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

In a bid to rival compact SUVs and SUVs fitted with an automatic transmission, like the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra Scorpio, Renault India will introduce the Easy-R AMT technology on the Duster. The Easy-R AMT system debuted on Dacia models at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month.

According to the report, the standard EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission was working out to cost INR 2 lakhs more than an AMT system. However, given the simpleness of the AMT technology, Renault could continue using the 6-speed transmission seen on the current Duster, with the addition of the AMT module. The cost difference between a Duster manual and a Duster AMT is not expected to be more than INR 1 lakh, the report states.

2016 Renault Duster (facelift) front three quarter snapped by IAB reader
The Duster facelift AMT will come on the 110 PS variant.

The Duster AMT will be offered on the 110 PS variant of the crossover, though it remains to be seen if the AWD model also benefits from the technology. The fuel efficiency isn’t expected to take too much of a dip as well.

Also read: Renault Koleos successor rendered

The Duster facelift for India, as seen in spyshots, subscribes to the look of the international model with redesigned headlights, a new grille, new alloy wheels and minor changes to the bumper. Interior changes aren’t expected to be drastic as a recent model year update introduced a new steering wheel, and instrument cluster among others.

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

[Source – AutocarIndia]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Renault Duster News & Updates

2018 Dacia Duster international media drive front angle view

First photos of the 2018 Dacia Duster from the global media drive

2018 Renault Duster front three quarters

India-bound 2018 Renault Duster unveiled

2018 Dacia Duster front three quarters right at IAA 2017

Next gen 2018 Renault Duster India launch facing delays – Report

Renault Duster Sandstorm edition front three quarters left side

Renault Duster Sandstorm edition – In 9 Live Images

2018 Dacia Duster at an outdoor event in Romania

2018 Dacia Duster snapped at an outdoor event post IAA 2017 premiere

2018 Dacia Duster Radio 2 Din multimedia system

2018 Dacia Duster’s multimedia/infotainment systems revealed