Renault has launched the updated BS-VI compliant 2020 Duster SUV in India. Available in 3 variants, the new Duster is priced from INR 8.49 lac for the base RXE, INR 9.29 lac for RXS and INR 9.99 lac for the flagship RXZ variant.
The updated engine is 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol unit that develops 105hp of power and 142Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only. Renault has discontinued the diesel variants but is in process of introducing a more powerful 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine with the Duster that makes 15bhp and 250Nm and is paired to a CVT gearbox. The new engine was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 held last month.
Renault Duster 1.3T with CVT at 2020 Auto Expo
In terms of design, there are no changes made to the 2020 Renault Duster, considering the SUV already received a facelift in July 2019. The facelift comes with quite a few upgrades made to its front end with the addition of a new grille flanked by new projector headlamp units with DRLs along with LED tail lamps and beefier bumpers at both ends.
The Duster was supposed to be among the first vehicles to be launched by Renault in Pakistan however the company decided to pull off the Pakistani market even before making an entry amid volatile economic situations of the country.
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