Renault Duster facelift with possible AT snapped in India - Spied

28/09/2015 - 09:59 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

Likely to come with Renault's EDC technology.

AutoX has spyshots of the Renault Duster facelift, which is expected to launch in India later this year. Interestingly, a spyshot of the interior hides the gearlever, which has fueled speculations of Renault testing an automatic transmission variant of the crossover.

2016 Renault Duster facelift for India interior spied
The Duster's rivals are available with a 6-speed AT, and in a segment below, the EcoSport also gets a 6-speed AT paired to a petrol engine.

The Duster's main rivals, the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra Scorpio are available with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and it was only a matter of time before Renault India offered something similar. The report states that the Duster facelift will come with Renault's EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch transmission), which is a 6-speed unit, paired to the 1.5-liter K9K diesel engine in its 110 PS tune.

Changes on the outside will extend to new headlights with LED daytime running lights, a new chrome grille, revised bumpers and new alloy wheels. Inside, the Duster facelift will see minor changes to its trim and upholstery. As Renault India introduced a new 3-spoke steering wheel on the 2015 model year update, alongside minor changes to the instrument cluster, these parts and components are unlikely to be altered.

2016 Renault Duster facelift for India headlight spied
It's been 2 years since the Duster facelift made its premiere, at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Features like the 7-inch touchscreen MediaNAV system, Bluetooth and cruise control will continue to be offered on the Duster facelift.

2016 Renault Duster (facelift) - Spyshot Gallery

[Source - AutoX]

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