Renault has expanded its Duster SUV range in South Africa with the introduction of the Duster TechRoad. See what’s on offer below…
The Duster SUV has proven to be hugely popular in South Africa thanks to the combination of its rugged styling and practical interior. More than 21 000 Dusters have found a home in Mzansi since the model’s launch in 2013.
Now, Renault has introduced the Duster TechRoad to the South African market.
The Duster TechRoad can be identified by its 17-inch diamond-ct alloy wheels with blue caps, silver roof rails, front and rear skid plates and chrome trim seen on the grille. The new derivative also gains TechRoad badging, shiny black side mirrors and patterned stripping on the side doors.
The interior gains blue trim detailing seen on the seats as well as blue trim accents on the door grab handles and air vents. The central infotainment system provides integrated navigation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Automatic climate control air conditioning is standard as is cruise control with a speed limiter. The Duster TechRoad is also equipped with rear park distance control and hill start assist.
The Duster TechRoad is offered in conjunction with Renault’s 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine which offers 66 kW and 210 Nm of torque when equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission in 4x2 guise. If you opt for the EDC automatic, outputs increase to 80 kW and 250 Nm.
The Duster can also be had in 4x4 guise with the 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine tuned to deliver 80 kW but with 260 Nm of torque with a 5-speed manual transmission.
A naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine with 84 kW and 156 Nm is also available as an entry-level offering.
Renault Duster (2020) Price in South Africa
Duster 1.6 Expression 4x2 - R278 900
Duster 1.5 dCi TechRoad 4x2 - R316 900
Duster 1.5 dCi TechRoad EDC 4x2 - R350 900
Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x4 - R350 900
Duster 1.5 dCi Prestige EDC 4x2 - R363 900
The Renault Duster is sold with a 5-year/150 000 km warranty, 3-year/45 000 km service and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty.