Renault Duster 2018 generation update could either launch in World by the end of this year or early next year. Prices will fall in-between INR 9 – 14 Lakh. Its main competition is going to be with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Jeep Renegade And Maruti S-Cross.
The next-generation Renault Duster 2018 could launch in World by the end of this year. Its prices are likely to fall in the range of INR 9 lakh to INR 14 lakh. Rivalling against the likes of Hyundai Creta, the new iteration of this compact SUV is going to boast of an all-new design along with a whole array of new features onboard. In addition to this, speculations suggest that it could come to World with new BS-VI engines, the same units which it uses in the international spec models. Not only this, but the compact SUV will score high in terms of its safety capabilities as well. Read ahead to know more about this SUV.
Renault Duster 2018- World Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||October 2018|
The new iteration of this SUV made its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. The new model will then launch in Europe in the first half of 2018. In World, the new Duster will only launch towards the end of next year. We are expecting a late-October 2018 launch. We are sure Renault World might want to cash in on the increased sales during the festive period by launching a new model during this time period.
Renault Duster 2018- Price in World
|2017 Renault Duster||Price (expected)|
|Base Model||Rs 8.5 Lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 13 Lakh|
Of course, the 2018 model Duster will cost more than the current model. The increase in price will be owing to a much more modern platform, new engines, and a fresher design. Also, the new model will be more spacious and feature-laden. All this will lead to a significant increase in prices. The base model could cost at least Rs 8.5 lakh while the prices of the top model could go all the way to Rs 13 lakh. At this price point, the new variant of this vehicle will still rival its current adversary, the Hyundai Creta. Hence, the new model will have quite a task in front of itself to reclaim the lost glory.
Renault Duster 2018- Engine Specifications
|2017 Renault Duster||Specifications|
|Engine||1.2 TCe Petrol, 1.6 DCi Diesel|
|Max. Power||124 BHP, 130 BHP|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic|
|All Wheel Drive||Yes|
Globally, the 2018 model of this compact SUV will go on sale with a 1.2-litre TCe petrol engine that produces a maximum power of with 124 BHP of max. power. The new SUV also gets a 1.6-litre Diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 130 BHP. We are pretty sure World would get both these engines. The current 1.5-litre Petrol and Diesel engines have started showing their age a bit, and hence, it’s important for Renault World to launch the new Duster with a new set of engines. All Wheel Drive will be available on the top-end variants. Transmission options will include a 6-speed Manual and a 6-speed Automatic.
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Renault Duster 2018- Mileage
|Minimum Mileage||12 KMPL (Petrol); 14 KMPL (Diesel)|
|Maximum Mileage||18 KMPL (Petrol); 22 KMPL (Diesel)|
The petrol model of this vehicle will have a maximum mileage of roughly 18 KMPL. The Diesel model, on the other hand, will offer as much as 22 KMPL.
Renault Duster 2018- Features
The next-generation iteration of this compact SUV is going to come with a whole array of features and creature comforts. The top-of-the-line trims are going to be at par with the competition in terms of its equipment list. We can expect the Duster to come with LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, LED tail-lamps, diamond cut alloy wheels, automatic climate control, touchscreen media nav, satellite navigation among other features. For connectivity, the SUV is going to offer Apple Car Play, Android Auto along with Bluetooth telephony features. In addition to this, it will offer steering mounted audio and telephonic controls, cruise control and tilt adjustable steering wheel to name a few.
- Projector Headlamps
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- LED Tail-lamps
- Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
- Touchscreen Media system
- In-built Navigation
- Steering Wheel Adjustment
- Android Auto
- Apple Car Play
- Bluetooth Connectivity
- Cruise Control
Renault Duster 2018- Safety Features
The next-generation Duster is likely to launch in World either by the end of this year or early 2019. With this, it has to meet with the upcoming safety regulations and the emission regulations with come in to play. Hence for safety, the Renault Duster is going to get dual-airbags as standard across the range along with ABS with EBD. The higher model could get up to 6-airbags, hill-decent control, hill-assist, traction control and ISOFIX child seat mounts.
- Dual Airbags
- Anti-Lock Braking System
- Electronic Brake Force Distribution
- Traction Control
- Hill-Decent Control
Renault Duster 2018 Exterior
Though 2018 iteration of the Duster is an all-new vehicle and comes with completely new body panels, you can still see a familiar body style. It continues with the dominating exterior profile with strong character lines and bold wheel arches. Up-front you have the highly detailed headlights and a smart looking grille with chrome accents adding to the car’s premium appeal. The bumper gets a huge faux-skid plate which gives it a rugged appeal. From the sides, you can clearly see the lineage of the SUV. While in the back you get a stout design with muscular body panels.
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Renault Duster 2018- Interior
The cabin of the European spec version gets an all-black colour scheme. However, the model which is going to come to World will have several silver accents to make it look more lively. The design features minute adjustments along with several aesthetic updates. That said, there is certain familiarity with the current spec version of this SUV. There are speculations that the World spec versions could come with a 7-seater layout. However, recent media reports suggest that these claims are mear rumours.
Renault Duster 2018- Variants
When the new iteration of the Duster comes to World, it is going to retail in the same variantd as it does at the moment. Here are all variant nomeclature of this compact SUV in World.
- Petrol RXE
- Petrol RXL
- Petrol RxS CVT Petrol
- Diesel 85PS RXE
- Diesel 85PS RXS
- Diesel 85PS RXZ
- Diesel 110PS RXZ
- Diesel 110PS RXZ AMT
- Diesel 110PS RXZ AWD
Renault Duster 2018- Competition
The new Renault Duster 2018 will rival the Hyundai Creta among a host of other SUVs. It will rival the likes of Mahindra Scorpio and Tata Safari Storme. This SUV will even end up rivalling the Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa.
- Hyundai Creta
- Maruti S-Cross
- Honda BR-V
- Mahindra Scorpio
- Tata Safari Storme
- Mahindra XUV500
- Tata Hexa
Renault Duster 2018- Specification Sheet
|Launch Date||Late 2018 Or Q1 2019|
|Price||INR 9 Lakh to INR 14 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.2 TCe Petrol / 1.6 DCi Diesel|
|Power||124 BHP / 130 BHP|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual/ CVT|
|Mileage||15 KMPL / 22 Km/l|
|Features||Cruise Control, Start-stop button with keyless entry, New 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Automatic Climate Control|
|Safety Features||ABS, Dual Airbags, EBD, ESP and ISOFIX|
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