2020 Renault Duster in middle grade detailed in a walkaround video

05/07/2019 - 14:41 | ,   | Prashant Singh

As reported earlier this week, the 2020 Renault Duster has started reaching dealerships. A new walkaround video has surfaced online showing what seems to be the updated model's middle grade.

The Renault Duster was once one of its segment best-selling models and its sales peaked at ~8000 units per month at the time of its launch. But now, the market seems to be losing interest in the aged, first-gen model, and the monthly sales hardly reach ~1000 units. With the second facelift, the company aims to revive sales by refreshing its looks and introducing new features.

The 2020 Renault Duster has a higher bonnet line and a reworked hood to be compliant to the upcoming pedestrian safety norms as well as a new front grille, a redesigned front bumper, new skid plates, new 17-inch alloy wheels, tweaked headlamps with projector lighting and LED DRLs, a set of new roof rails and plastic cladding on the tailgate. The colour options include a new shade of blue.

There will be some changes on the inside too. These will include new dual-tone black and dark brown colour scheme, new faux aluminium and piano black elements on the dashboard, new steering wheel and rectangular AC vents replacing the circular units.

The 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines from the old model will continue. The petrol engine comes mated to a 5-speed MT/CVT and the diesel engine comes linked to a 6-speed MT/6-speed AMT. Reports also suggest that the company might pull the plug on the diesel engine if upgrading to BS-VI turns out to be too expensive. It is considering Lean NOx Trap instead of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system for reducing the cost of the upgrade.

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

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The 2020 Renault Duster will be launched on 8 July. It will likely be priced slightly higher than the current model which costs INR 7.99-12.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

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