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Launched: Renault Duster Facelift – All You Need to Know

2016 Renault Duster at auto expo

2016 Renault Duster facelift comes with new ‘CMO10’ & ‘T4 E&E’ architecture, and over 32 completely new styling and technical changes.

The 2016 Renault Duster facelift has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs. 8.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the new Duster comes with new ‘CMO10’ & ‘T4 E&E’ architecture, and receives over 32 new styling and technical updates. Though, the major change comes in the form of a new 6-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox. This also makes it Renault’s first car to feature an AMT gearbox. The automatic version of the compact SUV is called the Renault Duster Easy-R AMT.

Since the AMT is cheaper than the six-speed dual clutch technology, it helped the company price the Renault Duster automatic aggressively against its rivals. The updated model of the compact SUV is priced at Rs. 8.46 lakh for the base variant, and Rs. 13.56 lakh for the top-ranging model. The 2016 Renault Duster facelift will face competition from the cars like Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Nissan Terrano and others in the league.

Also Read: Renault Duster Vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Hyundai Creta

2016 Renault Duster Facelift India Price

*All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi

Petrol Models
RXE (4X2 MT)- Rs. 8.46 lakh
RXL (4X2 MT)- Rs. 9.26 lakh

Diesel Models

Diesel 85PS 

Standard – Rs. 9.26 lakh
RXE (4X2 MT) – Rs. 9.46 lakh
RXL (4X2 MT) – Rs. 10.26 lakh
RXS (4X2 MT) – Rs. 10.76 lakh
RXZ (4X2 MT) – Rs. 11.46 lakh

Diesel 110PS 
RXL (4X2 MT) – 11.06 lakh
RXZ (4X2 MT) – Rs. 12.26 lakh
RXL (4X2 AMT) – 11.66 lakh
RXZ (4X2 AMT) – Rs. 12.86 lakh
RXZ (4X4 MT) – Rs. 13.56 lakh

Also Read : New-Generation Renault Duster Launch Details, Estimated Price & Spy Images

Powering the new Renault Duster model is the same 1.5-litre dCi diesel and 1.6-litre K4M petrol engines that did duty on the previous model. Though, both the powertrains are claimed to be high on refinement. The oil burner come with an optional 6-speed AMT (aka Easy-R AMT) gearbox that certainly makes it more convenient to drive around city roads. While other variants continue to be available with a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed manual transmissions. The India-bound Duster facelift borrows its design elements with the Brazilian-spec model.

Also Read – New Duster Explore Limited Edition Launched 

2016 Renault Duster Exterior Styling

As mentioned above, the vehicle’s facelifted model shares some of its design elements with the Brazilian spec-model. Ditching the multi-slat front grille, the compact SUV gets a single slat chrome grille along with re-designed headlamps and front bumper.

2016 Renault Duster

The 2016 Renault Duster model features a single slat chrome grille instead of multi-slat grille at the front.

The car also receives silver skid front and rear plates, new kayak roof rails, firefly fog lights with blacked out surrounds, new gun metal finish 16-inch alloy wheels, modified body cladding and new LED taillight enclosures. The 2016 Renault Duster facelift is being made available with a choice of seven exterior colours – Woodland Brown, Pearl White, Moonlight Silver, Fiery Red, Galaxy Black, Graphite Grey and Amazon Green.

2016 Renault Duster Interior & Features

The new Renault Duster 2016 model comes with an additional equipment package that makes it more feature-rich and premium than the outgoing model. While the higher AWD variants come with Crimson-Black interior theme with sporty double spacer fabric, the other variants get a Cedarwood-Black interior theme with premium embossed fabric. The car is also equipped with a new media navigation system, dual tone soft-touch dashboard, new seat fabric material, automatic AC, rear view camera with guidelines, new centre fascia, auto up/down anti-pinch window, Eco mode and cruise control with speed limiter. Though, the interior design and styling remain unchanged.

2016 Renault Duster

With revised interior and 21 new features, the new Renault Duster 2016 model is more up-market than the previous one.

Similar to the previous model, the updated version is equipped with 2 DIN audio system with USB, Aux in and Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio and phone control, etc. The safety features, too, are carried forward from the old model. The new Duster model is continue to offer front airbag protection along with ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution) and brake assist, hill start assist, central locking, speed and impact sensitive auto door locking and driver seat belt reminder.

2016 Renault Duster Engine & Transmission

Under the hood, the new Renault Duster 2016 features the old engine lineup – i.e. a 1.6-litre K4M petrol and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel. While the former is capable of yielding a maximum power output of 102.53bhp with 148Nm of torque, the latter one is tuned for two states of power outputs – 108.45bhp with 245Nm and 83.8bhp with 200Nm. There are three transmissions on offer – a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, and an optional AMT (only on the diesel model).

2016 Renault Duster

New Renault Duster Mileage

Petrol Model – Around 13kmpl
Diesel Model – Around 19kmpl

2016 Renault Duster Facelift Specifications, Dimensions & Features

Engine Options 

1.6-litre, K4M Petrol
Power – 102.53bhp @ 5,750rpm
Torque – 148Nm @ 3,750rpm
Transmission – 5-speed manual & 6-speed manual

1.5-litre dCi Diesel
Power – 108.45bhp & 83.8bhp
Torque – 245Nm & 200Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual & 6-speed AMT (optional)

2016 Renault Duster Dimensions
Length – 4,315mm
Width – 1,822mm
Height – 1,695mm
Wheelbase – 2,673mm
Ground Clearance – 205mm

2016 Renault Duster Key Updates

• Single slat chrome grille
• New headlamp cluster
• Firefly fog lights with blackened surrounds
• Silver skid front and rear plates
• New Kayak roof rails
• Gun metal finish alloy wheels
• Revised body cladding
• New LED tail lamps
• New electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs with turn indicators

• New media navigation system
• Automatic AC
• Rear view camera with guidelines
• New centre fascia
• Auto up/down anti-pinch window
• Dual tone soft-touch dashboard
• New seat fabric material
• Eco mode
• Cruise control with speed limiter



  1. Amol Salunke

    July 27, 2015 at 8:10 PMJul

    When is Renault Duster Diesel Automatic being
    Planned for launch… Please LAUNCH soon… There is immense interest in
    Automatic and Hyundai Creta has reported over 30% bookings of Automatic version
    and they have made changes in their production plans accordingly, infact they
    were much surprised by the automatic requirement, having expected only 10% of
    the total bookings.. It means of the 15000 bookings Hyundai Creta has received
    4500 bookings are for Automatic itself, which is a significant number and
    completely new oppurtunity ….

    • IndiaCarNews

      July 31, 2015 at 8:10 AMJul

      Hi Amol,

      The Renault Duster Automatic is in the works, and might launch during this year’s festive season.

      • Anand

        February 9, 2016 at 8:10 PMFeb

        Please let the festive season not be Diwali or Dusshera….am just waiting for that and if not known within a week will end up with Terrano or Creta

  2. Jaswinder singh

    February 5, 2016 at 8:10 PMFeb

    So Beautifully

  3. Mohammed

    February 21, 2016 at 8:10 AMFeb

    Waiting amt duster

  4. Kishan

    February 24, 2016 at 8:10 PMFeb

    Kindly launch the AMT version as soon as possible

  5. vibhor

    February 27, 2016 at 8:10 AMFeb

    When will duster facelift launched in india .i want to buy duster facelift petrol version please send me specification and price .

    • Editorial Team

      February 27, 2016 at 8:10 PMFeb

      Hi Vibhor

      The SUV will be launched in March. The petrol version will get a 1.6-litre K4M engine that is capable of producing 102.54bhp of power and 148Nm of torque. Power will be transmitted to front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. The petrol powered Duster is expected to be priced around INR 9 lakh.

  6. samir

    March 10, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    Waiting is over its seems

  7. Lalit

    March 12, 2016 at 8:10 AMMar

    Hello i wish to buy renault duster diesel. My interest is in the the automatic variant (AMT) but since the company is launching it for the first time and the performance of Duster AMT is not known, i am confused whether i should try the AMT version or the standard manaul veraion. Please advise

    • Editorial Team

      March 12, 2016 at 8:10 AMMar

      Hi Lalit

      Both manual and AMT versions feature the same 1.5L diesel engine that delivers 108bhp of power. Well, an AMT gearbox is slightly slower in response than the manual version. If you are looking for convenience than AMT model is the right product for you.

    • Jobin Jose

      April 11, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

      Duster Offers a warranty on Engine up to 80000 Kms. On AMT, I guess the same warranty is available. Please check it with Dealer and go Ahead. You won’t get such a stable vehicle. Stable in between the lines on a curve @ 120 – 130 kmph on Highways. And on braking, it stops like a FIAT !!

  8. Pankaj Boro

    March 14, 2016 at 8:10 PMMar

    i like this car

  9. Anthony fernandes

    April 26, 2016 at 8:10 PMApr

    I just made a booking for AMT .waiting anxiously for its delivery in mysore

  10. Md iqbal

    May 5, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

    Its a great car duster to ride i buy this car on may 2014 .But my advice is plz DONT TAKE ANY CAR OF RENAULT bcoz my car duster was accident on 18 feb 2016 and today is 5 may 2016 approx 3 month. Still the parts are not come yet to workshop so how and when i get my car back from workshop i dont know so PLZZZZZ DONT TAKE ANY CAR FROM RENAULT not only mine many customer have same prblm approx 90% customer have prblm about the parts ……..

  11. Dayal Karunakaran

    May 7, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    I prefer to petrol AMT…. but when will it come ?

    • Editorial Team

      May 8, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

      Hi Dayal

      There is no official confirmation about the launch of Duster petrol AMT. Stay tuned to ICN for more updates on the same.

  12. Maxvel D'cruz

    May 8, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay


    I am having Duster 2014 petrol engine with manual gear. I want to know whether it is possible to convert in to Automatic gear. If so what will be the price for converting.

    • Editorial Team

      May 8, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

      Hi Maxvel

      The company is not providing any such service in India, but you can convert it aftermarket. However, we suggest you not to opt for the same as it is very difficult to tune the engine according to automatic box.

  13. Anil muradia

    May 8, 2016 at 8:10 PMMay

    Jhakks gadi h I like too much

  14. Leon

    May 10, 2016 at 8:10 AMMay

    I have just ordered a Duster in UK, to be built in France. The only decent colour was ‘solar blue’ but now there are several attractive colours. I have been told the car will have some of the revisions that you have just had in India. I hope this means that the parking camera and navigation are nw standard.


    June 26, 2016 at 8:10 PMJun


  16. Nikhil pol

    August 28, 2016 at 8:10 PMAug

    very good

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