Renault is offering huge discounts on the base variants of its highly successful Duster SUV in India. The base 4×2 85 PS is now cheaper by Rs. 40,000, priced at Rs. 9.29 lakh. Originally, this variant cost Rs. 9.60 lakh. Adding to it, the 110PS RxL AWD variant is now priced at Rs. 11.29 lakh. Offering a cash discount of Rs. 61,000, the AWD variant originally tagged at Rs. 11.90 lakh.
Also on offer is the 2 years extended warranty and 4 years roadside assistance on the Duster. Available in 14 variants, the Duster is offered in both petrol and diesel guise. The oil burner is the 1.5-litre dCi unit that is tuned to offer two states of tunes- 85PS and 110PS. The former is coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox; the 110PS model is paired to a six-speed manual gearbox. The 85PS variant is claimed to return an impressive 20.45kmpl mileage while the powerful 110PS unit delivers 19.01kmpl of fuel economy. The AWD variant of the SUV offers an excellent 19.72kmpl, which is surprisingly more than the manual version.
The gasoline Duster is propelled by a 1.6-litre unit that is capable of producing 102bhp and 145Nm of peak torque. Power is transmitted to front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. This engine is claimed to return 13.24kmpl of mileage.