Renault Duster 85 PS Diesel RxL Plus and Option Pack SUV variants added in India

Snapshot: Renault India has added two new variants to its best selling Duster SUV line up. The new variants are based on the 85 PS diesel variant of the SUV. Designed to make the Duster more attractive to buyers, the 85 PS RxL Plus and Option Pack variants bring more equipment on board. The RxL Plus 85 PS is priced at 10.6 lakh rupees while the RxL 85 PS Option Pack comes in at 11.18 lakh rupees, both prices reflecting ex-showroom Delhi figures.

Renault Duster SUV Pic
Renault Duster SUV

The new variants are already available for bookings across all Renault dealerships in India. Deliveries of the new variants have already commenced. Notably, this is the third instance of rejigging among Duster variants in India, as Renault continues to add equipment and rationalize variants to maintain the SUV’s marketshare here.

The new 85 PS RxL Plus variant of the Duster adds the following features:

  • ABS+EBD and Twin Airbags, which were optional on the RxL 85 PS variant now become standard equipment
  • Reverse parking sensors, alloy wheels and the driver seat belt reminder continue to remain optional additions

The 85 PS RxL Option Pack adds the following features over those available on the Plus variant:

  • Driver seat belt reminder, reverse parking sensors and alloy wheels are standard
  • Multimedia and Navigation System (MediaNaV) comes as standard kit

The 85 PS version of the Duster is powered by a 1.5 liter K9K turbo diesel engine that outputs 85 PS-200 Nm. A 5 speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels of the SUV. Click here to read CarToq’s report on the upcoming 4X4 version of the Duster coming to India in the second half of this year.

The Duster is also sold with two other engine options, a 1.6 liter petrol motor (104 Bhp-140 Nm) and a 1.5 liter K9K turbo diesel motor in 110 PS-248 Nm state of tune. The petrol engine gets a 5 speed manual gearbox while the 110 PS K9K motor makes do with a six speed manual gearbox. The Duster sold in India is available in 11 variants.

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