Renault has released the first teaser of the new Duster, hinting that it could hold the launch later this month. This will be the second facelift for the first generation model.
While it was already revealed in spy shots, the teaser image confirms that the Renault Duster will receive projector headlights and fresh chrome-embellished grille with the second facelift. Other exterior updates will include a new sculpted bonnet and a higher bonnet line for meeting the new pedestrian safety norms that come into effect in October, redesigned front bumper, mock skid plates at the front and back, plastic cladding on the tailgate and newly designed alloy wheels.
Some major changes have been reserved for the interiors too. The facelifted Renault Duster will feature a new steering wheel with faux aluminium accents, rectangular AC vents with faux brushed aluminium surrounds and more.
The existing 1.5-litre petrol (paired with 5-speed MT/CVT) and 1.5-litre diesel (linked to 6-speed MT/6-speed AMT) engines should continue. It was recently announced that the latter could be discontinued due to higher BS-VI upgradation costs involved. Renault is figuring out a cheaper way to upgrade it to BS-VI. A cost-effective Lean NOx Trap is currently under consideration.
The new Renault Duster could be launched before the Renault Triber. Expect it to be slightly pricier than the current model, the prices of which range from INR 7.99-12.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
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