Renault Duster – The Trendsetter SUV
The Indian car market had offered only bulky, boxy and muscular SUVs over a long period of time. It is […]
The Indian car market had offered only bulky, boxy and muscular SUVs over a long period of time. It is the Renault Duster, which brought in a fresh perspective to this scenario. It was a trendsetter as far as the Indian car industry is concerned. When Duster came to India, it shattered the conventional views of SUVs in the country. Thanks to this wonderfully designed car, the SUVs that came afterwards no longer insisted on being boxy and bulky to show that they are high performers.
The most appealing factor of the Renault Duster is undoubtedly its look. It is muscular and manly in its appearance. It looks big enough, despite the fact that it measures only 4.3 meters in length. The big, flared wheel arches, roof rails and the 16-inch alloy wheels give the Duster looks an imposing feel and make it an ideal car for both urban driving and off-road trips. It is highly appealing to the eyes. Renault Duster is the best sealing car from Renault.
On the inside, the Duster is quite airy and roomy. The instrument panel is practical and clutter free without being fancy. There is more than enough headroom and leg space for the passengers of both the front and rear rows. The rear row passengers need not compromise on space, as is the case in some other SUVs. The large glove box and several cup holders are helpful in storing small items. The Boot space, measuring 475 liter is huge enough to hold the luggage of the entire family.
Renault Duster comes with two engine options – one each in petrol and diesel. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.6-litre engine, which can produce 102bhp of power at 5850 RPM. On the other hand, the 84 bhp diesel engine is one of the most efficient power trains with a fuel efficiency of 20.46 kmpl.
The car is loaded with luxury and comfort features like USB/AUX and Bluetooth, keyless entry, ABS with brake assist & EBD, dual front Airbags, satellite audio & phone control, rear defogger, rear wiper & washer, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear parking sensors, rear AC and leather upholstery among others.
At present, the Duster comes with only Front-Wheel Drive. However, it is expected that the next version of the car will be offered with a 4X4 drive option. Apart from this, the Duster comes with a monocoque chassis that offers great driving dynamics when compared to the rival SUVs in the market.
The Renault Duster comes with safety features like ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, child lock and central locking among others.
To sum up, the Renault Duster is a great SUV, which is easy to handle, offers great mileage and suits the needs of both urban and off-road users.
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