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201613 Apr


Rafael Treguer, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Renault India at the launch of the new Renault Duster in Kolkata


With the objective of increasing its market share to five percent by 2016, Renault has launched the new Duster with prices starting at Rs 8,85,405 for base petrol variant and going up to Rs 13,99,703 for the top-of-the-line AWD variant. These are introductory ex-showroom, Kolkata prices.


The French car maker had a two percent market share in 2015, which has inceased to 4.1 percent in Q1 of FY’16.


The new Duster diesel is powered by the K9K 1.5 litre dCi engine. Duster now comes equipped with first 6-speed Easy – R AMT and more than 32 new changes along with superior engineering, styling, safety and comfort features.



The new Duster flaunts completely refreshed front and rear looks, Electrically Adjustable &Foldable ORVM’s with turn indicators, Waterfall LED Tail Lamps, Hawk Eye Cluster Headlamps, Firefly Fog Lamps, 16 inch Gun Metal Finish Alloy wheels and Kayak Roof Rails. New Duster will also be available in a sporty and modern new colour – Cayenne Orange.



Inside the cabin the 2016 Duster boasts of a Crimson-Black Interior Theme with sporty Double Spacer Fabric for AWD, and a Cedarwood-Black Interiors theme withPremium Embossed Fabric for other variants. This comes along with Dual Tone Soft Touch dashboard. Further it is also equipped with new rear view camera with guidelines, new automatic AC, New Auto-up/down window with anti-pinch, New Media Nav, and New Centre Fascia. In terms of essentials of safety, the New Duster will have a host of active and passive safety features including ABS, EBD with Brake Assist, Dual Airbags, ESP& Hill start assist.


The New Renault Duster is available in five trim levels - Standard, RXE, RXL, RXS, and RXZ, with both diesel and petrol powertrains on offer.


Speaking about the new Duster, Rafael Treguer, Vice President, Sales Marketing, Renault India said, "Duster is a perfect example of Renault's core specialty of concept innovation, where we redefine an existing segment, offering something new to the customer. Success in the automotive space is led by clutter-breaking products that rewrite automotive trends and make customers lives better. Over the years, Duster has firmly etched Renault on Indias automotive mapand has achieved a cult status. With the new 6-speed Easy-R Automated Manual Transmission and several technical and design enhancements offered at a compelling price, we are confident that the New Duster will lead our expansion plans in India and strengthen our position in the compact SUV segment."


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