Renault has recently updated the Duster in the Brazilian markets and it is much better than what Renault offers here in India. The Brazilian market gets the second generation of the Renault Duster but we are still moving with the first generation of the Duster but it has received multiple facelifts.
The Brazilian Duster has hit the gym and has grown in size drastically with a new and updated B0 platform. It measures 4376mm in length which is 16 longer than the Indian spec Duster, 1832mm of width which is 10mm more and rest of the dimensions like height and wheelbase remains the same. Talking about the exterior now, it gets updated front facia with a big chrome grille, conventional headlights with LED DRLs, fog lamps on the front bumper with auxiliary lights and black cladding.
The side profile gets black cladding, R17 inch diamond cut alloy wheels, roof rails and Duster stickering on either side of the car. The rear is completely different from the Indian-spec Duster as it has got squared-off LED taillights which are reminiscent of Jeep Renegade, skid plates and black cladding.
The interiors have received a major overhaul with all-new dashboard design, new and better touchscreen system with navigation, Android Auto and Apple Car Play and much more. Other features include new driver’s instrument cluster, 8.0-inch Easylink touchscreen infotainment, 360-degree parking camera, Four airbags, Auto AC, Blind sport monitoring, stability control, traction control and much more. Powering the Brazilin Duster is a 1.6-litre petrol engine curing out 116 hp and 159 Nm of torque mated with a CVT transmission.
Talking about the Indian Duster, Renault India showcased the updated Duster facelift with a 1.3-litre turbo direct-injection petrol engine which will produce 156 bhp and 250 Nm of torque mated with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT or both. Renault India recently also introduced the BS6 1.5-litre petrol engine to comply with upcoming BS6 norms.
Renault has said no to diesel engines in the era of stricken BS6 emission norms and as the result, the 1.5-litre K9K diesel has been axed from the lineup. The Renault duster needs a major overhaul for India to show its full capabilities and Renault should launch the second generation of the Duster in the Indian market to garner more sales and love from the existing customers.
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