Renault will launch the heavily facelifted version of the Duster in the Indian market in the coming days. There are several pictures of the new model at the dealership stockyards, which indicates that the launch is not too far away. Here is yet another such Duster parked at a dealership stockyard. JISMON V.R has put up a video, which shows the 2019 Duster from all around.
It should be noted that the Indian version of the Renault Duster will be very different from the international version of the car, which is an all-new car. In India, to keep the cost of the Duster competitive, Renault has heavily worked on the current model to ensure that it looks fresh and attracts customers. The Renault Duster was one of the most successful cars from the brand when it was initially launched in the market. However, over time, the popularity of the Duster went down due to the stiff competition.
The new walkaround video of the Renault Duster shows the vehicle from the outside and the inside too. The video first shows the front-end of the Duster, which gets a new grille with chrome plating, new fog lamp housings, new surrounds for the tail lamps and new alloy wheels. On the inside, the car gets a host of changes that make the Duster look much fresher looking.
The version seen on the video is an RXS, which is not the top-end variant according to the current nomenclature of the Renault Duster. The RXZ is currently the top-end variant and with the launch of the facelifted version, it is likely to remain the same. Nonetheless, the video shows the cabin of the new Duster too and for sure it looks much more loaded.
The cabin gets new steering, which is similar to the all-new Duster launched in the international markets. However, the rest of the dashboard is similar to the current version of the SUV. The infotainment system is placed below the central AC vents in the car. The central vents themselves have been redesigned to add a new feel to the car. The shape of the instrument cluster also remains the same. However, a few new designs have been added to the three-pod cluster, which adds a new feel to the car.
This particular video does not talk about engine options. However, most likely, Renault will keep the current engine options with the new model too. Currently, the Renault Duster is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine option. It will continue to offer the same. The Duster currently offers a CVT with the petrol engine option and an AMT with the diesel engine option, it will also remain the same. The AWD option will also be available with selected variants of the car.