The new 2019 Renault Duster has made some major improvements on the exterior, interior and lots of features were added to attract more SUV lovers and consumers, also it provides a total amount of 7 colors. Plus, Renault Duster is powered by a 1.5L TDCi diesel engine with both manual or automatic transmission. It offers dual airbags (driver and passenger), ABS, EBD and Brake Assist for safety features, and the ESP and Hill-start assist have been provided in the AMT and AWD versions.
The Renault Duster 2019 has excellent off-road abilities, as it has the ability to drive over the harsh terrain better than its competitors. The Duster also offers sufficient low-end torque that allows easy overtaking. With that said, operating the clutch is a bit cumbersome, as the clutch is on the heavier side. The Duster's steering offers good feedback, though at lower speed it is rather heavy.
On-Road Price in New Delhi
※Renault Duster: ₹ 7.99-12.55 Lakhs
※Nissan Kicks: ₹ 9.56-13.70 Lakhs
※Mahindra XUV300: ₹ 8.29-12.70 Lakhs
※Ford EcoSport: ₹ 8.03-11.62 Lakhs
In terms of price, both the Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport have their advantage, but the new Duster has more functions and features than before.
The mileage of Renault Duster is around 13.6-19.71 km/l, where the petrol version with CVT and manual transmission is 13.6 km/l. In the diesel version, the mileage of AMT is 19.6 km/l while the manual transmission is 19.71 km/l.
※Overall length (mm)： 4360
※Overall width (mm)： 1822
※Overall height - with roof rail (mm)： 1695
※Wheel base (mm)：2673
It seems very worthwhile to purchase an SUV that has a practical roof rail, in such price and size parameters.
The new Duster has been designed impressively. The front grille's design is a bit like a honeycomb, new projector units and the LED DRLs are equipped for the headlights, a new bumper and also the improved fog lights; the 17-inch alloy wheels help to increase the sporty look and the rear scuff plater has been modified. Plus, the RXZ top-spec version has black plastic decals on the taillights.
For the interior, Renault Duster 2019 has a new premium fabric upholstery, newly styled steering wheel and rectangular AC vents on the central console. Its 7-inch infotainment system consists of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice assistant command, 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, chrome and piano-black bits, and a faux-aluminum trim. The sufficient interior space can easily seat 3 adults at the rear row.
Duster has 7 colors in all which include Caspian Blue, Cayenne Orange, Mahogany Brown, Moonlight Silver, Outback Bronze, Pearl White, and Slate Grey.
Adult occupant: Frontal impact: The protection offered to the driver and passenger’s head and neck was good. Driver’s chest received marginal protection and passenger chest received adequate protection from the restraint systems. Driver’s knees showed marginal protection as they can impact with dangerous structures behind the fascia. Passengers’ knees showed good and marginal protection as they can impact with dangerous structures behind the fascia. Driver tibias showed adequate protection, and Passenger's tibias showed good and adequate protection. Footwell area was rated as unstable. The bodyshell was rated as unstable and it is not capable of withstanding further loadings. Side impact: The car offered good protection to the head, abdomen, and pelvis while thorax received marginal protection. Side Pole Impact: was not performed as the car does not offer side head protection as standards. ESC: The ESC was tested and its performance met the regulatory requirements of Latin NCAP. The car offers 2 frontal SBR. All of the above explains the 4 stars for adult occupant protection.
Specifications and Features (Duster Diesel 110PS RXZ AMT)
※Engine: 1.5 dCi 110 PS AMT
※Power: 110 PS @ 4000 rpm
※Max torque: 245 Nm @ 1750 rpm
※Transmission type: 6-Speed
※Tyres size: 215/65
※Wheel rim size: R16
※Ground clearance (mm): 205
※Boot space (Litres): 0.475 m3 (475 liter)
※Fuel tank capacity (Litres): 50
※New Projector Headlamps
※Waterfall LED tail lamps
※R16 Everest Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
※New LED DRL
※Automatic air conditioner with heater
※Remote keyless entry & Central Locking
※Steering mounted audio and phone controls
※Height adjustable driver seat with lumbar support
※New Front Tweeters (2 nos)
※New Midnight Black with Stone Grey interior color harmony
※New Premium Blue Glazed Fabric Seat fabric type
※New Ice blue graphic instrument cluster with a multi-information display
※Reverse parking camera with guidelines
※Reverse parking camera with guidelines
※Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
※Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA)
※Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
※Hill start assist
※Speed sensitive door locking
※Driver and passenger airbags
Overall, the new Renault Duster 2019 is attractive and competitive, which also worthy of purchase no matter its price, mileage or sizes. The improved exterior and interior are pleasing, and the rich features that offer more choices for consumers.