Renault Duster

The Renault Duster created quite a buzz prior to the launch and the vehicle is certainly worth the wait. The Duster is a strikingly styled SUV that looks big, but is actually bigger. Based on the Logan platform, the Duster is 4315 mm long and 1822 mm wide. The Duster is offered in three engine options. The 1.6-litre petrol engine that delivers 104 PS at 5850 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 3750 rpm is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Two variants of the 1.5 dCi K9K diesel engine are available — one developing 85PS and the other, 110PS. Both diesel engines are paired to six-speed manual transmission. Renault claims the petrol Duster offers a mileage of 13.4 kmpl and the 85PS, 110PS diesels return 20.45 kmpl and 19.01 kmpl, respectively. With the 205 mm of ground clearance and approach and departure angles of more than 30 degrees, the Duster has remarkable off-road capability as well. Although 4X4 is not yet available, the 2WD has the potential to scramble much further off-road than you'd expect. The Renault Duster majors on performance, handling, ground clearance and value for money. Moreover, it offers the muscle of an SUV, ride quality of a sedan and affordability of a hatchback.