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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