2019 Renault Duster Facelift Teased Ahead Of Launch This Month

The Duster is set to get updates such as revised projector headlamps and LED DRLs, among others


  • The Duster facelift is likely to be priced at a premium over the pre-facelift model.
  • Cosmetic changes include revised front fascia, rear padding, new alloy wheels, and more.
  • Likely to get an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • It is expected to retain its 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, at least until BS6 norms kick in.

The much-awaited Renault Duster facelift that was earlier spotted testing at the Zoji La mountain pass has now been officially teased ahead of its launch as early as this month. The teaser image reveals changes such as revised projector headlamps, LED DRLs and a minor snippet of the redesigned front grille. Like the spy images, the Duster in the teaser image also sports a new blue shade.

The 2019 Duster will also get other cosmetic changes to its exterior, including a reprofiled bonnet, reworked front bumpers and the addition of LED DRLs. The Duster will also get new roof rails, black padding on the tailgate as well as new alloy wheels. 

Inside, the Duster facelift is expected to get a new seat fabric as well as an updated infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity like the 2019 Renault Kwid. 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 updated Duster will retain its 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol and diesel options. However, it is yet to be confirmed if these engines will be updated to meet BS6 emission norms that will come into effect in April 2020. The 1.5-litre petrol variant puts out 106PS of power and 142Nm of torque whereas the 1.5-litre diesel delivers 110PS of power and 248 Nm of torque.  The petrol variant will continue to be offered with a 5-speed manual or CVT while the diesel motor will continue to be mated to a 6-speed manual or an AMT as an option. 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 current version of the Duster is priced between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13.1 lakh (ex-showroom India). Due to the Duster facelift getting  safety upgrades and engine alterations for BS6 norms, the Duster facelift could be priced at a slight premium over the previous iteration.

The second-gen Duster was launched last year in international market and gets significant design updates inside-out. However, Renault India is likely to continue with the facelifted version of the Duster at least for a significant period after the BS6 norms kick in. When
 launched, the Duster facelift will continue to rival the Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks, among others.

Image Source 1- Team Duster India

Image Source 2- Throttle Blips

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