Renault Duster MY18 launched
Renault has launched the Duster MY18 and while there are no design or feature changes made to the latest edition of India’s first admired compact SUV, Renault has declared price cuts crossways the range. Renault is attributing the price cut, which ranges from just under Rs 30,000 to just over Rs 1 lakh, to increase localisation though it has not specified what exactly those parts are. The price cut makes the Duster more competitive in a segment dominated by the Hyundai Creta and also consisting of competitors like the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and the Honda BR-V.
The Renault Duster MY18 petrol range now starts from Rs 7.95 lakh as compared to the before Rs 8.51 lakh, while the Duster MY18 diesel range starts from Rs 8.95 lakh as compared to Rs 9.46 lakh previous. The Duster AWD sees the major cut of just over Rs 1 lakh, building it an even more gorgeous package than before. The variants of the Duster MY18, their new prices and the difference in their cost are as follows (all prices, ex-showroom India)
The Duster can be had with 3 engines – a 1.5-litre, 106PS/142Nm petrol engine paired either with 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic, a 1.5-litre, 85PS/200Nm turbo-diesel paired with a 5-speed manual and a 1.5-litre, 110PS/245Nm turbo-diesel paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT. The Renault Duster MY18 does not get any changes in terms of design or features when compared to the model launched back in 2016.