2020 Renault Duster (facelift) reaches dealerships, launch on July 8

03/07/2019 - 14:39 | ,  ,   | Prashant Singh

The 2020 Renault Duster (facelift) has been spotted on several occasions in the past. In fact, it was even teased officially a few days back. Now, in a new development, the SUV has started arriving at the dealerships ahead of its launch on July 8.

2020 Renault Duster (facelift) front three quarters spy image
The 2020 Renault Duster (facelift) features a revised front fascia that brings its styling in line with that of the second-gen model.

It will be the second facelift for the India-spec first-gen Duster, which has been on sale in the country since 2012. As per the available details, the facelift will feature projector headlights and a bolder chrome-embellished grille at the front. Apart from this, exterior revisions will include a reworked hood and a higher set bonnet line to help the Duster meet the stringent pedestrian safety norms. Other new bits include a redesigned front bumper, mock skid plates at both ends, newly designed alloy wheels and plastic cladding on the tailgate. The 2020 Renault Duster will be even available in a new shade of blue.

On the inside, the 2020 Renault Duster (facelift) will have some minor revisions in the form of a new steering wheel with faux aluminium accents, rectangular AC vents which replace the circular units, and a new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-enabled infotainment system.

Under the hood, the 2020 Renault Duster (facelift) will feature the current model's 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The former comes paired with 5-speed MT/CVT, while the latter is linked to 6-speed MT/6-speed AMT. Also, as per the latest reports, Renault may consider pulling the plug on the 1.5-litre oil-burner once the BSVI emission norms set in next year. That said, since the company is also trying a cheaper way to upgrade this diesel unit to the BS6 standards, its fate totally depends upon the company's ability to implement the cost-effective Lean NOx Trap for achieving BSVI compliance.

2020 Renault Duster (facelift) front
The facelifted Renault Duster will continue to deploy the currently seen 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines.

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The 2020 Renault Duster (facelift) will likely cost slightly more than the outgoing version, which has been on sale in a price range of INR 7.99-12.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

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[Source - Autocar India]

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