Renault has updated its Duster SUV offering with a number of visual and practical enhancements. Let’s take a look at what’s changed…
The Duster SUV has proven to be hugely popular for Renault in South Africa and since its launch in 2013, more than 10 000 Duster’s have been sold and it’s currently one of the best-selling compact SUVs, alongside the popular Ford EcoSport.
In an effort to offer more value for customers, Renault has now enhanced the Duster lineup with a number of additional features, without an increase in price. The changes are as follows.
- New headlights and taillight design
- New black alloy wheels
- Rear camera fitted as standard on Dynamique models
- More exterior colours to choose from
- 7-inch MediaNav touchscreen is standard on Dynamique models
- Cruise control is standard across the Duster range
- Expression derivative now standard with electric rear windows
- Drive away lock is standard on all Duster models
- Redesigned fabric for inner seat segments and door panels
- Leather upholstery is optional on all three Dynamique models
Buyers still have the choice between a 77 kW/148 Nm naturally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol engine offered as a 4x2 in Expression and Dynamique trim. Fuel consumption for this motor is claimed to be 7.6 L/100 km.
For those seeking diesel power, an 80 kW/240 Nm 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine is available in Dynamique trim only and can be had in either 4x2 or 4x4 guise. Renault claims a fuel consumption figure of 4.8 L/100 km for the diesel-powered Duster 4x2 and 5.2 L/100km for the Duster 4x4. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard on all Duster derivatives.
Renault Duster – Price in South Africa
Duster 1.6 Expression 4x2 - R239 900
Duster 1.6 Dynamique 4x2 - R 259 900
Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x2 - R279 900
Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x4 - R 304 900
The Renault Duster is sold with a 5-year/150 000 km mechanical warranty, 3-year/45 000 km service plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service intervals are set at 15 000 km.