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Rs. 7.99 - 9 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 7 Jul 2019

About Renault Duster 2016-2019

On sale in 12 variants, 2 petrol and rest diesel engine options, the Renault Duster carries a sticker price ranging between Rs 8.47 lakh to Rs 13.57 lakh. The diesel continues to be sold in 85PS and 110PS options. The 110PS diesel now also comes with a manual transmission as well as an AMT. The top-end diesel trim also gets a 4x4 option. The Duster now even gets a longer list of features. The Renault Duster will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano and Mahindra Scorpio.

Renault Duster 2016-2019 Overview

The wait for the Duster facelift is almost over as Renault India has revealed that the SUV, in its latest avatar, will be launched in India on 8 July 2019. Renault revealed this with its latest teaser for the Duster facelift, across social media platforms.

Cosmetic changes include new projector headlamps, LED DRLsa reprofiled bonnet, reworked front bumpers, chrome surrounds, roof rails, black cladding and new alloy wheels. Inside, the updated Duster is expected to get a new seat fabric as well as an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Its safety features are expected to consist of dual front airbags, ABS, parking sensors and speed warning as standard on all variants.

Under the hood, the Duster facelift is expected to retain its 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol and diesel options. Whether they will be BS6 compliant is still unclear. The fate of the 85PS diesel variant is still unknown in the wake of Renault likely to discontinue diesel engines in the near future after BS6 norms kick in.

The Duster facelift isexpected to be priced from Rs 7.99 lakh which is the same price as the pre-facelift version. The mid to top spec variants could face a minor price hike due to additional features expected.. The Duster facelift will compete against rivals like the Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks when launched.

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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Duster 2016-2019

Q. Is EcoSport better than Duster?
  • Though segments are different Ecosport is better for a small family .
  • Some condition that makes eco sport better than duster
  • Ecosport has far better features than duster
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Q. Which is good ford Ecosport or Renault Duster...
  • Duster is un a different league..if you can handle the service team it's ok..
  • Can't compare . Different segments
  • Ecosport Aces over Duster.
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Q. Whether display touch screen available in base model of petrol fuel Duster?
  • Base model they don't provide touch screen. when I bought I was bit amazed to know they told that central locking is available for higher models
  • No, touch screen available in Petrol RXS and upper variants.
  • NO
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Q. How's your experience with duster car and long drive experience as well as with service center & are the parts easily available?
  • You can choose between a 1.5-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The diesel motor gets two states of tune - 85PS/200Nm and 110PS/245Nm, whereas the petrol makes 106PS and 142Nm. You can choose between a 5-speed manual or a CVT with the petrol motor, and a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT with the more powerful diesel. Our pick would be the punchy 110PS diesel that seems at home on the open highways. Of course, it’s the only one in the pack to feature all-wheel drive. So, if getting dirty is your thing, the Duster is your only option for now. The Duster stands as our favorite as it ticks two boxes. One, it’s a capable highway vehicle. Two, it’s a capable off-roader. Obviously, it won't climb rocks like the Thar, but soft off-roading is fun in the AWD Duster. While the Creta is a looker it lacks out on the 4x4 option. If you want the best of both worlds, the Duster AWD is your best bet! Bottom line, pick up the Thar if you want a pure off-roader. A Creta if you want the comfort of a premium hatch but the feel of an SUV. If you want the best of both worlds, the Duster AWD is your best bet! You could also get your hands on the regular/Explore editions of the Duster to skip the waiting time of the Creta and get a good deal before the revamped version make their way to the showroom.
  • You can choose between a 1.5-litre petrol or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The diesel motor gets two states of tune - 85PS/200Nm and 110PS/245Nm, whereas the petrol makes 106PS and 142Nm. You can choose between a 5-speed manual or a CVT with the petrol motor, and a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT with the more powerful diesel. Our pick would be the punchy 110PS diesel that seems at home on the open highways. Of course, it’s the only one in the pack to feature all-wheel drive. So, if getting dirty is your thing, the Duster is your only option for now. The Duster stands as our favorite as it ticks two boxes. One, it’s a capable highway vehicle. Two, it’s a capable off-roader. If you want the best of both worlds, the Duster AWD is your best bet!
  • If you are looking for a rough suv then it is best choise as it go on any village road water crossing my experience is till now very good with Renult long drive is somewhat sufocating when you are driving the car because clutch very hard for my liking sevice center experience is just normal as they don't realy work on your quarries and add their own cost yes part of duster is easily available
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Q. Why to choose ecosport rather than duster? Also, what is the diesel mileage and maintenance cost of Ecosport? please and any updates on diesel automatic?
  • Things We Like in EcoSport: - 1.5-litre petrol engine feels at ease in the city. - Ford EcoSport’s design. Looks like a mini SUV without being cumbersome on the road. - The 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol is sporty as well as efficient. - All variants, including the base Ambiente, are well equipped. - Diesel EcoSport continues to be the fun-to-drive offering as before. The claimed ARAI mileage: Ford Ecosport Diesel is 23.0 kmpl. Also, there is no official news as of now for EcoSport diesel AT. Whereas, Duster can survive an apocalypse. It’s built tough inside out and wouldn’t shudder at the thought of a road trip. It’s spacious and comfortable too. The only thing holding it back are the spartan interiors and a dated feature list. If you can make peace with that, the price drop has made it all the more tempting. Click on the link to compare them: https://bit.ly/2wPi71Y
  • If you like a fun drive , and carry upto 4 people including you , nothing to beat Ecosport . But segments are different . Duster design is outdated now .
Q. After how many kilometers Duster can come for major problem?
  • It depends on your driving style and how you maintain it. Follow the following steps to avoid any trouble in your car: 1. Follow the car's User manual. 2. Check and change engine oil regularly. 3. Keep the tires properly inflated and aligned. 4. Keep up with the fluid levels. 5. Schedule preventive maintenance. 6. Get the junk out of your trunk. 7. Take your car onto the highway. 8. Protect your car from weather. 9. Notice minor problems, before they turn big. 10. Listen for the odd sounds and vibrations.
  • The cost of my Duster at 60000 KM has been billed at Rs 50000 which is too much and waste of money. The parts fail very easily and the Service man has std answer its your wish. They dont even share the escalation matrix and are not at all open
  • It's depend on your maintenance. Duster is a very heavy vehicle
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Renault Duster 2016-2019 User Reviews

4.1 /5
261 reviews & ratings
  • Mileage
    3.9/5
  • Comfort
    4.3/5
  • Performance
    4.4/5
  • + 3 more
  • Maintenance Cost
    3.6/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5
  • Features & Styling
    4.1/5

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37% of users have given a rating of 4.5 and above

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  • 4.7

    Duster is to my notice is the only car that amazed me from Renault family. . I am a crazy driver who loves spending like whole day behind the wheels... I get a lot of confidence in highways espicially attacking corners or city drive when i am in a rush .. my pops bought 85ps rxz model... but 110ps was an if statement.. engine noise is a minimum.. the dashboard looks oldish with black plastics... infotec need to be rallied to match the market. bootspace is amazing considering its segment... talking about body outlooks its has simple but muscular outlooks bumps at the front n back secctions of the body where tire protudes..driving over in city all i can say these bumps need to be talken under notice or else scratches might happen .. this what makes me unhappy .. height is adjustable.. one advice if u r driving in highways keep the seat height low to enjoy it better. suspension is good till now to my notice

  • 5.0

    One of the best cars to own and drive. I have driven from Delhi to Srinagar, shimla, mandawa, Jaipur,McLeodgunj, and down south too . A car which is smooth and can drive on terrains or cross country or highways and it is just an awesome feeling . Well own it to feel it

  • 4.0

    Its a great car with total control, only the clutch is hard and the length is little more which creates parking issues, otherwise no parallel in my opinion. As I have knee problem, I am going for automatic version.

  • 2.0

    The maintenance cost is very high and Parts get failed early leading to too much of Cost. Shock absorbers as per my experience are prone to failure and are costly

  • 5.0

    Great car for comfort and safety. Its pick up is awesome and the driving comfort is fantastic. Its stability and road grip is incredible

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