The new Renault Duster facelift will launch during 2019 festive season.
Renault’s highly-popular compact SUV – the Duster will soon receive a mid-life update in India. The facelifted version of the SUV has been spotted testing multiple times; however, the recent sighting revealed comprehensive exterior updates made to it. Most of the changes have been made at the front fascia including a new grille and headlamps with LED DRLs. Rumour has it that the new Renault Duster 2019 facelift might receive a sunroof along with newly-designed alloys.
Interior will also be updated with a bunch of new comfort, connectivity and safety features. Official details are yet to be revealed, though it’s likely to carry BS6-ready 108bhp, 1.5L K9K diesel and 104.5bhp, 1.5L petrol engines. The 85bhp, 1.5L diesel motor will be scrapped out the model lineup. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, CVT and AMT.
While the second-generation Renault Duster is already on sale in select global markets, the French carmaker plans to introduce its third-generation in India sometime in 2023. The second-generation Renault Duster (under Dacia badge) was first previewed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, followed by its public debut at the Moscow International Motor Show (MIAS) in August 2018.
New Renault Duster 2019 Launch Date
Renault India hasn’t yet revealed the launch timeline of the Duster facelift. Though, the SUV’s updated model is likely to hit showrooms during 2019 festive season (i.e. September or October). We will update its official launch date and details as the carmaker announces it. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews.
New Renault Duster 2019 Price In India
The French carmaker will make comprehensive aesthetic upgrades to the new Renault Duster 2019 facelift. The SUV will also come with a pack of new features along with improved safety quotient. With a handful of design and feature changes, the 2019 Renault Duster facelift will surely witness a minor price hike. The SUV’s updated model could be priced around Rs 8.50 lakh for the entry-level variant and up to Rs 13.50 lakh for the top-spec trim. Currently, the Duster SUV lineup comes in a total of 9 variants spread across three trims – RXE, EXL and RXS – priced between Rs 7.99 lakh – Rs 13.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Renault Triber 7-Seater MPV Launch & Other Details
New Renault Duster 2019 Competition
In the Indian market, the new Renault Duster 2019 facelift will continue to take on Hyundai Creta and newly-launched Nissan Kicks. The upcoming Jeep Renegade will also be stacked up against it. Carmakers such Skoda, Maruti Suzuki and Ford-Mahindra are also planning to enter in the premium compact SUV space with new models that will gun up straight against the new Duster.
New Renault Duster 2019 Exterior
The 2019 Renault Duster facelift will continue to sit on the existing BO/Logan platform. Design and styling, however, will be slightly different from the current model. Face of the SUV will have more aggressive and sportier appeal. The SUV will feature a newly-designed grille with signature Renault badge, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a new front bumper. The new Renault Duster 2019 will come with newly-designed alloy wheels and new roof rails. Reports suggest that Renault might offer a sunroof on the top-end trim of the SUV. The facelifted version will retain the high ground clearance and wide fenders. Dimensions will also remain unchanged i.e. 4.34m length, 1.80m and 210mm of ground clearance. Its approach, departure and breakover angles will stand at 30, 33 and 21 degrees respectively. Check Out – 2020 Renault Kwid Spy Pictures & Details
New Renault Duster 2019 Interior
Interior of the 2019 Renault Duster facelift will surely be more upmarket and plusher than the current model. While the official details are still under the wraps, it’s likely to get new seat upholstery and a new touchscreen infotainment system. The new infotainment unit will be compatible to smartphone connectivity such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. Features such soft touch materials, new automatic climate control with rear AC vents and new instrument console might also be offered on the new Renault Duster 2019 facelift.
New Renault Duster 2019 Specifications
The French carmaker will use the BS6-ready version of the existing 1.5L K9K diesel and 1.5L petrol powertrains for the 2019 Renault Duster facelift. The oil burner producing 108bhp will continue to be on offer, while its 85bhp version will be discontinued. The torque output of the diesel motor stands at 245Nm. The 1.5-litre petrol engine, paired to either 5-speed MT & CVT gearbox, delivers power worth 105bhp against 142Nm of maximum torque. While the diesel variants will continue to come with a 6-speed manual and an AMT gearbox options, the petrol models will be available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic transmission.
New Renault Duster 2019 Mileage
As mentioned above, the 2019 Renault Duster facelift will continue to feature the 108bhp, 1.5L diesel and 1.5L petrol powertrains. Therefore, the fuel economy of the updated model will be equivalent to the existing one. The new Duster petrol will deliver fuel economy over 14kmpl and the diesel unit will return a mileage of over 19kmpl-20kmpl.
New Renault Duster 2019 Comfort
The material used for ergonomics and feature content might see quality improvement. Besides, the 2019 Renault Duster facelift will come with a range of options for upholstery and other bits for the better cabin comfort such as advanced MediaNav, steering mounted controls, 8-way adjustable driver’s seat (with lumbar support), front and rear armrests, adjustable power steering, 4 speakers and auto AC. Read – New Renault Compact SUV To Challenge Venue
New Renault Duster 2019 Safety
With respect to safety, the 2019 Renault Duster facelift will get dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) as standard. Besides, it will also get 4×4 all-wheel-drive system with Locking differential lock with multiple driving modes. The SUV will also come with features such as ESP (electronic stability program), hill launch assist, rear parking camera with sensors, etc.
Should You Wait For It?
Sporting comprehensive design updates, the 2019 Renault Duster facelift will surely be a more premium and sportier than the current model. Besides this, the SUV will come with a pack of new comfort and connectivity features. All these new attributes will make the new Duster a good value for money product. Though, the SUV is likely to retain its existing engine setup.
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2019 Renault Duster Preview
The 2019 Renault Duster facelift will see significant design changes along with more up-market cabin. Engine setup, however, is likely to remain unchanged.