The new-generation Renault Duster will launch during 2019 festive season.
Renault’s one of the top-selling cars – the Duster is ready to enter in its new generation in India. The all-new 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. The SUV’s new model will first go on sale in the European markets, followed by other emerging nations including Brazil and India. The new Renault Duster 2019 is claimed to “boasts brand-new exterior styling and a completely redesigned interior” with a combination of “the comfort and off-road ability of a genuine SUV”.
Cosmetically, the 2019 Renault Duster has witnessed comprehensive design and styling updates. Though, the overall contours from the current model remain unchanged. Besides this, the SUV gets all-new interior packed with several advanced technology. Official engine details of the Renault Duster 2019 are still under the wraps. Speculations are on rife that it will retain the current powertrain setup with the same gearbox options.
New Renault Duster 2019 Features
– New LED DRLs
– Wide air-dam grille
– Revised bonnet
– New scratch resistant chrome finish skid plate
– Repositioned raked windscreen
– 5-spoke, 17-inch alloys with a wider track
– Revised side panels
– Aluminium roof rails
– Bigger rear haunches
– New rear lighting signature
– High ground clearance
– Wide fenders
– New four-spoke multifunctional steering wheel
– Large touchscreen infotainment system
– Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink
– Three round-shaped air conditioning vents
– MediaNav Evolution touchscreen AVN
– All-black dashboard with aluminium trim on the passenger side
– Orange accent on the central tunnel and door panels
– Soft touch materials
– New upholstery for seats
– New automatic climate control with rear AC vents
– New instrument console
– Dual front airbags
– ABS with EBD
– Hill launch assist
– Parking camera with sensors
– 4×4 AWD system with Locking differential lock
– Multiple driving modes
New Renault Duster 2019 Launch Date
As mentioned above, the Duster’s new-generation model will first see a release in the European markets, followed by its India launch. Renault India hasn’t yet revealed the launch timeline of the vehicle. Though, the new Duster is reported to go on sale during 2019 festive season. We will update its official launch date and details as the carmaker announces it. Stay tuned to IndiaCarNews. Read – Upcoming New Renault Cars In India
New Renault Duster 2019 Price in India
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 15 lakh|
Set for a generation change, the new Renault Duster 2019 will receive comprehensive aesthetic upgrades along with a more up-market and feature laden interior. With a handful of design and feature changes, the 2019 Renault Duster will surely witness a minor price hike. The SUV’s new-generation model could be priced around Rs 10 lakh for the entry-level variant and up to Rs 15 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: New Vs Old Renault Duster – How Different Are They?
New Renault Duster 2019 Competition
In the Indian market, the new Renault Duster 2019 will lock horns against 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
For the new-generation Duster, the French carmaker makes use of the modified version of the BO/Logan platform. It’s the same architecture that underpins the SUV’s current generation model. Design and styling of the 2019 Renault Duster looks more mature with comprehensive aesthetic upgrades. Face of the SUV has more aggressive and sportier appeal. The India-bound model features signature Renault badge and an Alaskan design inspired unique grille. The sleeker headlamps are pushed out to the corners. What add more to its sporty appearance are new LED daytime running lamps divided into three sections, wide air-dam grille and new crease lines on the bonnet along with a new scratch resistant chrome-finish skid plate. The vehicle comes with a higher belt line that not only enhances new looks, but strengthens the body as well. It features a raked windscreen that has been moved out by 100mm to create extra space inside the cabin. Read – All New Renault MPV In the Works
The new Renault Duster 2019 comes with a pair of 5-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels with a wider track and revised side panels for flared wheel arches. Styling bits such as aluminium roof rails, bigger rear haunches and a new rear lighting signature complete its new look. The SUV retains the high ground clearance and wide fenders, whereas the wing mirrors gets a design upgrade. While dimensions of the car remain unchanged, the French automaker claims that the SUV’s body panels are new. Similar to the current generation, the 2019 Renault Duster measures 4.34m in length and 1.80m in width. It has a ground clearance of 210mm. It approach, departure and breakover angles stand at 30, 33 and 21 degrees respectively.
New Renault Duster 2019 Interior
With significant design changes and a pack of new features, the interior of the next gen model appears more upmarket and plusher than the current model. The India-bound new 2019 Renault Duster shares some of its features with the Dacia Duster including a new four-spoke multifunctional steering wheel and a large touchscreen infotainment system. The infotainment system is compatible to smartphone connectivity such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. There are three round-shaped air conditioning vents in the middle and one at each end of the dashboard. Read About – New Renault Kwid Based Compat SUV
The centre console houses MediaNav Evolution touchscreen AVN. It also features all-black dashboard with aluminium trim on the passenger side and a splash of orange on the central tunnel and door panels. It also gets a rotary dial, which is placed next to the gear lever. This is likely to be the control for the all-wheel drive system. Features such soft touch materials, new upholstery for seats, new automatic climate control with rear AC vents and new instrument console might also be offered on the new Renault Duster 2019.
New Renault Duster 2019 Specifications
|Power||105bhp||84bhp & 108bhp|
|Torque||142Nm||208bhp & 248bhp|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & CVT||6-speed manual & AMT|
Globally, the 2019 Renault Duster is available with multiple powertrain options that vary market-wise. That said, the European spec model will come with two engines – a 1.2-litre, TCe petrol unit and the 1.6-litre diesel. The gasoline unit churns out a peak power of 124bhp, and the oil burner makes a top power of 130bhp. Few of the European markets will also get the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that will also make its way to India. Transmission choices are unlikely to change, the SUV is expected to continue with the 5MT, 6MT, 6EDC and 6AMT units.
As for the Indian market, the company is yet to reveal the engine details. However, reports suggest that the 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units could be retained. Additionally, the SUV could get an all-new engine. The 1.5-litre petrol engine, paired to either 5-speed MT & CVT, delivers power worth 105bhp against 142Nm of maximum torque. On the other hand, the oil burner offers two states of tunes – 84bhp with 208Nm and 108bhp with 248Nm. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and an AMT unit.
New Renault Duster 2019 Mileage
Since there is yet no certainty on the engine set up, therefore it would be a bit early to comment on the fuel economy. However, the estimates suggest that the new Duster petrol could deliver fuel economy over 14kmpl and the diesel unit will return a mileage of around 19kmpl-20kmpl.
New Renault Duster 2019 Comfort
Renault claims that the windscreen of the SUV has been moved ahead by 100mm, which carved our more space inside the cabin. The material used for ergonomics and feature content will see quality improvement. Besides, the 2019 Renault Duster 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.
New Renault Duster 2019 Practicality
Interior of the 2019 Renault Duster has been designed more ergonomically. Similar to the current generation, the new model will come with 5-seats layout. Though, it will have more cabin space to offer – thanks to its moved windscreen. That means, there will be more space for the rear seat passengers. The boot space could also been better than the current model.
New Renault Duster 2019 Safety
With respect to safety, the new Renault Duster 2019 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 next-generation Duster looks more premium and sportier than the current model. Besides this, the SUV will offer more generous cabin space than before. It will also come with a pack of new comfort and connectivity features. All these new attributes will surely make the new Duster a more all-round package. Though, the SUV is likely to retain its existing engine setup.
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2019 Renault Duster Preview
To be developed on the thoroughly updated MO platform, the new generation 2019 Renault Duster will see significant design changes and improved cabin. Engine setup, however, is likely to remain unchanged.