Renault South Africa has confirmed the specifications and pricing of its highly-anticipated Duster compact SUV. Here's how much the newcomer costs.
The Duster has been a popular model for Renault, both locally and internationally. With over 2 million units finding homes globally and 15 000 locally, the all-new Duster has come to market and offers more in terms of build quality, looks and features. It still retains its value for money offering, with plenty of go-anywhere attitude.
The looks have not changed dramatically, but this is an all-new model with new-look front and rear, all-new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels and new headlights. It's now even more capable when the tarmac turns to sand as it boasts 210 mm of ground clearance and Renault says that it has 'approach and departure angles suited to all-terrain driving.'
Inside, the cabin continues to be a spacious place to be. There's new upholstery with a high-quality finish and the dashboard has been replaced by a new one with a focus on ergonomic design. There are also new seats which are claimed to be more supportive and the cabin also boasts more storage space. The infotainment system has been upgraded too. In terms of practicality, the rear bench features 60:40 split and the capacity is rated at 478 litres. For the first time, Renault's keyless entry system makes its debut in the Duster and blind spot warning is now available. The vehicle also features hill descent control, multiview camera, automatic climate control, speed limiter and cruise control. In terms of safety, the Duster comes with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) in conjunction with EBA (Emergency Brake Assist).
As it stands, there are both petrol and diesel motors available, with the option of either a manual gearbox or electronic dual-clutch automatic. The 1.6-litre 16V naturally-aspirated four-cylinder motor makes 77 kW and 148 Nm, while there are 2 states of tune for the 1.5-litre diesel. You can have a 66 kW/210 Nm derivative, but there is also an 80 kW/250 Nm option. The diesel engines will be more frugal than the petrol, and Renault claims these engines consume 5.1 L/100 km and 4.8 L/100 km.
The all-new Renault Duster boasts an uprated cabin with more practicality and improved materials
Renault Duster (2019) Price in South Africa
The all-new Renault Duster Model ranges come standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km intervals, and a standard 3year/45000km service plan applies.
Renault DUSTER 1.6 Expression 4X2 R249 900
Renault DUSTER 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x2 R282 900
Renault DUSTER 1.5 dCi Dynamique EDC 4x2 R316 900
Renault DUSTER 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x4 R321 900
Renault DUSTER 1.5 dCi Prestige EDC 4x2 R334 900