2020 Renault Duster Turbo-Petrol Launched at Rs 10.49 lakh
- Gets a 1.3-liter direct injection Turbo-Petrol Engine
- Will be available in 6-speed manual Transmission and 7-step CVT Auto.
- Is the cheapest Turbo-Petrol compact SUV.
The 2020 Renault Duster Turbo-Petrol variant is launched and the price ranges from Rs 10.49 Lakh to Rs 13.59 Lakh (Ex-Showroom). The Turbo-Petrol version of the Duster will be offered in three trim levels with manual and CVT transmissions. It will be sold along with the naturally aspirated 1.5 Litre version. Below are the variant wise prices of new Renault Duster
|Variants||1.5 Liter Petrol MT||1.3 Liter Turbo-Petrol MT||1.3 Liter Turbo-Petrol AT|
|RxE||Rs 8.59 Lakh||Rs 10.49 Lakh||–|
|RxS||Rs 9.39 Lakh||Rs 11.39 Lakh||Rs 12.99 Lakh|
|RxZ||Rs 9.99 Lakh||Rs 11.99 Lakh||Rs 13.59 Lakh|
The New Duster is equipped with an all new 1.3 liter Turbo-Petrol engine, produces 156 HP and 250Nm of torque. The Turbo-Petrol variant will be offered with two gearbox options: 6-speed manual and 7-step CVT Transmission.
The 106Hp naturally aspirated petrol engine will also be on offer and will have the option of 6-speed manual transmission only.
With the BS6 emission norms coming to play earlier this year Renault had to pull the plug on the Duster’s popular 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine. With the switch to petrol-only powertrain, the capable all-wheel drive (AWD) version of the SUV was also dropped from the line-up.
Exterior and Interior
The Duster Turbo-Petrol is almost identical in looks to the standard Duster both on the exterior and interiors. Subtle changes like red accents in the exterior and a Turbo badging makes it different from the regular one. However, the top-spec RxZ variant gets more creature comfort like a start-stop system, auto climate control and remote pre-cooling, hill-start assist, 8.0-inch touchscreen, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The new Duster Turbo-Petrol measures the same as the 1.5-liter variant and is given below.
|Boot Space (Litres)||475|
|Ground Clearance (Laden)|
|Wheel Base (mm)|
Renault Duster and Rivals price difference
Renault has priced turbo-petrol variant at almost Rs 2 lakh more over the naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre variant Duster. The CVT variants are further Rs 1.6 lakh higher than the manual ones.
But the important fact is that, Duster is the most affordable turbo-petrol midsize SUV in India right now compared to its rivals. The Nissan Kicks turbo, which shares the mechanical bits with Renault, has a Rs 1.36 lakh higher starting price (at Rs 11.85 lakh) and the turbo option is not available at the entry-level trim option.
While other popular compact SUV like Kia Seltos 1.4-litre turbo-GDI, is priced at Rs 15.54 lakh, starts almost Rs 5 lakh higher than the Duster turbo-petrol, while the Hyundai Creta turbo is priced much higher at Rs 16.16 lakh since it comes only with a DCT automatic transmission. However, both the Korean brothers are equipped with more features both on the interior and exterior than their European rivals.
|Engine and Transmission||Renault Duster*||Nissan Kicks*||KIA Seltos”||Hyundai Creta”|
|NA Petrol Manual||Rs 8.59-9.99 Kakh||Rs 9.50-10.00 Lakh||Rs 8.89-13.14 Lakh||Rs 9.99-13.46 Lakh|
|NA Petrol Automatic||–||–||Rs 14.34 Lakh||Rs 14.94-16.15 Lakh|
|Turbo Petrol Manual||RS 10.49-11.99 Lakh||Rs 11.85-13.90 Lakh||Rs 15.54-16.39 Lakh||–|
|Turbo Petrol Automatic||Rs 12.99-13.59 Lakh||Rs 13.45-14,15 Lakh||Rs 17.29 Lakh||Rs 16.16-17.20 Lakh|
*Prices, ex-showroom, India
^Prices, ex-showroom, Delhi
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