In order to take advantage of the ongoing festive season, Renault India has launched the Sandstorm edition of the Duster in our market. Available in both 85-hp and 110-hp versions of the K9K diesel engine, prices for the Duster Sandstorm start at Rs.10.40 lakh for the 85-hp version and goes up to Rs.11.70 lakh for the 110-hp version (all prices ex-showroom,). Transmission options for the Duster Sandstorm remain the same as the standard car, with the 85hp model getting a five-speed manual gearbox and the 110hp version getting a six-speed one. The special-edition Duster Sandstorm is, however, not available with an AMT gearbox or a petrol engine.
What splits the Duster Sandstorm from the standard model is unique exterior paint shade options with body graphics and body-coloured door handles. It also gets a bumper extension up front and round fog lamps. The Sandstorm acquires matte black grille instead of a chrome one as well, along with special Sandstorm branding on the sides. Specially planned 16-inch Zodiac alloy wheels are also offered on this variant. On the inside, it gets special dual-tone seat covers. It is also equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system and gets safety features like ABS and dual front airbags. The Renault Duster rivals the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Scorpio and the Honda BR-V. The automaker is all set to reveal the new Captur crossover on September 22, 2017.