Renault Duster variants and specifications explained!

Renault has just launched the Duster compact SUV in eight variants, with prices ranging between Rs. 7.19 lakh and Rs. 11.29 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. There are two petrol variants and six diesel variants. Here’s a look at what each variant has to offer.

renault duster variants and specifications

Duster Petrol variants

The Renault Duster petrol comes with a 1.6 litre petrol engine. The 1598 cc petrol engine puts out 102 bhp of power at 5850 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 3750 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. There are two variants.

Renault Duster 1.6 RxE

Price: Rs. 7.19 lakh

The base Duster RxE variant comes with just the right amount of features that one would expect at this price point. Manual air-conditioning, tilt adjustable, hydraulic power steering, central locking are all standard features. It also has a parcel tray and roof rails as standard. It does not have body colored mirrors. The interiors get black seat upholstery and grey plastics.

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Renault Duster 1.6 RxL


Price: Rs. 8.19 lakh

The Renault Duster RxL petrol gets a few more features for about Rs. 1 lakh more. In addition to the features that the RxE offers, the RxL gets fog lamps, defogger, rear-wash wipe and body colored mirrors. On the interiors it gets beige upholstery and different plastics and door trim. It also gets an integrated music system with four speakers, body-colored electric door mirrors, steering audio controls and Bluetooth. It also offers height adjustable seat-belts and a rear-seat armrest with cupholders. It also offers an on-board trip computer.

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Duster Diesel variants

The Renault Duster diesel comes with two engine choices – both 1.5 litre diesels, but with two different power outputs and different gearboxes. The Duster 85PS variant has a 1461 cc common-rail diesel engine that puts out 84 bhp of power at 3750 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1900 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The Duster 110PS variant has a 1461 cc common-rail diesel engine that puts out 108 bhp of power at 3900 rpm and 248 Nm of torque at 2250 rpm. There are a total of six diesel variants, three with the 85 PS engine spec, and three with the 110 PS engine spec.

Renault Duster 1.5 dCi RxE

Price: Rs. 7.99 lakh

The base Renault Duster RxE gets the 84 bhp diesel engine and has the same features that the Duster RxE petrol offers. One key difference is the power-steering though. The Duster diesel has an electro-mechanical power steering system. Other standard features include parcel tray, roof rails, manual HVAC, tilt steering among others. The interiors get black seat upholstery and grey plastics.

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Renault Duster 1.5 dCi RxL 85

Price: Rs. 8.99 lakh

The Duster diesel RxL gets the same 84 bhp diesel engine as the RxE, but adds a significant amount of comfort features for Rs. 1 lakh more. In addition to the features that the RxE offers, the RxL gets fog lamps, defogger, rear-wash wipe and body colored mirrors. On the interiors it gets beige upholstery and different plastics and door trim. It also gets an integrated music system with four speakers, body-colored electric door mirrors, steering audio controls and Bluetooth and on-board trip computer. It also offers height adjustable seat-belts and a rear-seat armrest with cupholders.

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Renault Duster 1.5 dCi RxL 85 Option Pack

Price: Rs. 9.99 lakh

The Renault Duster diesel RxL with the option pack includes all the features that the RxL variant offers and adds safety features and some cosmetic add ons. The option pack that costs Rs. 1 lakh more includes five alloy wheels, ABS and EBD braking system, dual front airbags, seat belt reminder and reverse parking sensors.

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Renault Duster 1.5 dCi RxL 110

Price: Rs. 9.99 lakh

The Duster diesel 110 RxL variant has all the features of the RxL 85 variant. The big difference here is the engine. For the Rs. 1 lakh more you spend over the RxL 85, you get a more powerful 108 bhp engine and a six-speed manual transmission. In terms of features, you get what the standard RxL offers. But it offers ABS as standard. There are no airbags in this variant.

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Renault Duster 1.5 dCi RxZ 110

Price: Rs. 10.99 lakh

The Duster RxZ comes with the 110 PS engine and six-speed manual transmission and offers just a few more features over the RxL 85 option pack. These include chrome outside mirrors, chrome side step and height adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support adjustment. All safety features, ABS and airbags are standard on this variant.

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Renault Duster 1.5 dCi RxZ 110 Option pack

Price: Rs. 11.29 lakh

The top-of-the-line Duster RxZ comes with all the features that the standard RxZ variant offers, including the 108 bhp engine and six-speed transmission. What’s additional is full leather upholstery for about Rs. 30,000 more.

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Of the above eight variants of the Duster, which one do you think is the most value for money? Among the diesel variants Renault has clearly offered power to enthusiasts, minus some safety features in the RxL 110, and it’s also played safe by offering maximum safety features for those who value that more than power on the RxL 85 Option Pack. Which do you think would be the most popular Duster variant?