Car Of The Week: Renault Duster

Bangalore: Better than any other automobile manufacturers, the New Year offered a perfect start for the French manufacturer Renault in India. Boosted by its new models, Renault India reported over five-fold jump in sales in January this year at 4,914 units.

With more than 20,000 deliveries in six months, the one who leads Renault’s India invasion is none other than Duster, currently one of the most sought out names in Sport Utility Vehicle category.

The midsized SUV, which was launched in July, last year was able to catch the Indian hearts with its looks, build quality, features and more than that, the value to money it offers. The vehicle is currently second in India’s SUV segment. 

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Renault Duster comes with one petrol and two diesel engine options- 102.5bhp petrol, an 84bhp diesel and a 108.5bhp diesel.

1.6 litre of 16 valve petrol power station, which churns out 102.5 bhp of sheer power makes it a true performer. The engine is mated with five speed manual transmission that gives out a mileage of 13.24 km per litre.