The Renault Duster 2019 is a highly anticipated car for the Indian market. An India launch of this new SUV is expected next year. A major facelift of the Renault Duster has been pending. Once the best selling SUV, the Duster has lately come under threat from growing competition and a lack of features to defend itself. The butchy SUV looks and relatively compact dimensions had customers queuing up to buy this vehicle. The Duster was a favorite for many years. It came with a powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine, all of which made it a winning concoction. It was very comfortable too. Now, with many new premium SUVs and compact SUVs coming in with new features the Duster has to step it’s game up. We are also going to list out 5 features Renault will be coming back with to make sure the Duster is a winning formula-

  • It will be based on the same rugged BO platform as before.
  • New features will include projector headlamps, DRLs, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and a 360-degree camera.
  • The same set of 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines will continue with BS6 updates.
  • Better leather upholstery and more soft-touch materials.
  • Prices range is expected to be similar to the outgoing model, which starts from Rs 7.99 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).

The car has been now finally spotted in India by the Duster Owners Group on Facebook. The car is a facelift and gets redesigned bumpers, grille and more body cladding.

New Renault Duster 2019 Video

Renault will try and win the market share it once enjoyed. Renault’s best seller in India, before the introduction of Kwid, needs a revamp. How will the New Renault Duster 2019 be?  What features will it get? Will it get features from its cousin, the Nissan Kicks? Read further for a detailed preview of the same.

New Renault Duster 2019 India Launch Date

The Renault Duster 2019 is likely to come to India by the second half of 2019. This will be the right time for the new Duster to come in. Renault aims at adding more value to its products in India. This will help it consolidate its position in the country. This will not be the car that is made available in the European market. The same Duster platform will continue for India. The French automaker will update the existing model.

Renault Duster 2019Launching in 2019

New Renault Duster 2019 Price in India

VariantPrice (on-road)
Base Model₹ 9.5 lakhs
Top Model₹ 15.5 lakhs

The 2019 Renault Duster will be priced aggressively. This will be imperative as the French company wants to be the market leader in this segment again. It will cost between ₹ 9.5 Lakhs to ₹ 15.5 lakhs (on-road). There will be an AMT version and an AWD as well.

The Renault will get some of the features from its cousin at Nissan, the upcoming Kicks. The Duster will get new designing and will get many standard features. The car will also get updated interiors and an updated layout of the dashboard.

New Renault Duster 2019 Mileage

New Renault Duster 2019 Mileage

VariantMileage
Petrol13 km/l
Diesel19 km/l

The diesel will be the 1.5-litre version that will churn about 108 bhp of power and will be more fuel-efficient. The petrol is likely to return about 13km/l overall and the diesel will return 19 km/l in real driving conditions.

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Renault Duster 2019 India Design

The Renault Duster 2019’s basic design will not change much. The robust butch looks at the front and rear to project a strong design will continue. The front Will see a new grille with a box design and new headlights. The headlights will come with projectors and DRL LEDs. The rear star taillights will also be LEDs. A new bogger scuff plate on the bumpers will add a tough look to this SUV. The bonnet is also muscular and endorses the SUV DNA of the Duster. The wing mirrors are all-new and much sleeker now. The wheels arches are flared up in a much better fashion now. The satin finish on the roof rails seen looks premium with Duster written on the side. New 16-inch alloy wheels increase the ground clearance as well.

There’s an all-new steering wheel replete with faux brushed aluminum finish and fresh design that looks similar to those on newer Renault models. The same steering wheel is likely to feature in the Triber MPV in our market. Interestingly, the updated Duster’s steering wheel also features buttons for cruise control but the volume control and other audio functions can be controlled using the buttons behind the steering wheel, similar to the current Duster.

Renault Duster 2019

The side remains quite similar to look at. There is body cladding that extends to the front fender. The Duster does not get grab door handles which is weird. This means the keyless entry feature is still not on the cards. The rear of the Renault Duster 2019 loss is trendier now. The taillamps do remind you of the Jeep Renegade. Overall, the New Duster 2019 is more stylish and adds a breath of fresh air to the car.

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Renault Duster 2019 Interior

Renault Duster 2018 interior 3

The interiors will be completely revamped. They will be more functional and modern. We expect the quality of plastics to be made better and the car to have some premium touches given to the dashboard. The car will get a new touchscreen system. And 8.0-inch screen with Android Auto, AppleCarPlay, Bluetooth, Navigation and 6 speakers. There will also be a new upholstery for the seats and the car will get a new digital display for the instrument cluster. The storage will be decent and increased. The car will also get more space at the rear with 3 adults. The boots going to be a little smaller but still big enough to gobble up everything one needs for a weekend getaway. It will have rear AC vents also. This is good news.

There shall be no change in space. The Duster will offer the same space as the current one. So, it is wide enough to seat three people with a lot of ease. There is more than sufficient storage in the vehicle. The Duster has comfortable seats and more than sufficient storage also.

New Renault Duster 2019 Features

The New Duster will come loaded.  There will be many more features on offer than the current model.

Exterior

  • Daytime running LEDs
  • LED tail lamps
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 200mm ground clearance
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Black alloy wheels
  • Body cladding
  • New grille
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Reverse parking sensors
  • Four cameras

Interior 

  • 8-inch touchscreen system
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Push start and stop
  • Reverse camera
  • 360-degree camera
  • New instrument cluster
  • 10% more storage
  • 10% less boot space

Safety

  • Dual Airbags-standard
  • ABS
  • Hill hold assist

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New Renault Duster 2019 Specifications

Petrol Engine1.6-litre
Power103 bhp
Torque160 Nm
Transmission5-speed manual
Diesel Engine1.5-litre
Power108 bhp
Torque250Nm

The new Renault Duster 2019 will get a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. The current 1.5-litre diesel engine will continue to do duty. A six-speed manual transmission and AMT will continue to be offered as well. The petrol version will be priced aggressively and Will try and compete with other petrol counterparts. The small capacity engine will attract excise benefits as well. The diesel engine will get some tweaks. An AWD version will also be offered in the Duster 2019.  The new petrol engine is expected to get a six-speed manual and AMT as well.

The new Duster will continue to use the platform that underpins the current Duster. This platform is a robust one and well-suited for our country. The Renault Captur is also built on the same platform, hence it will save costs for the company. It will also help in pricing the new Duster competitively. The new Duster will get an upgraded diesel engine and also a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, most likely. Fuel efficiency is expected to improve this time, both in petrol and diesel versions.

New Renault Duster 2019 Colours

The Duster 2019 is expected to get six colour options, which include Black, White, Silver, Grey, Brown and Green colours. The exact shades will be known later.

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New Renault Duster 2020

New Renault Duster 2019 Competition

The Duster 2019 will compete with Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier and the upcoming Maruti Vitara. The Renault Captur and upcoming Nissan Kicks will be in-house competition.

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  • Looks are great, will compete n take its position back in suv space. People are just going back due to no changes in the duster from long
    This facelift is looking great
    Waiting for the launch – can we expect this in June?