Following the updated Renault design, changes to the Renault Duster 2019 design make it look fresher. Also, improved technology and security systems make this car an attractive choice for the SUV class. With these various additions and enhancements, Renault continues providing reasonably minimum prices compared to its competitors in the SUV segment, at least in India.
The 2019 Renault Duster, moreover known as the Dacia Duster in several countries, is an SUV developed by the French carmaker, Renault and Dacia since 2010. In India and Russia, the first generation is commercialized as the Nissan Terrano. Duster is currently in the second generation, which was first launched in the fall of 2017.
In India, Duster achieved its success when it was first launched in 2012. Although Renault has launched a second-generation in its home country, Indian Duster has exactly experienced a facelift from the first generation. Even so, Duster has gained a relatively notable name in the Indian public. It has even been titled the Indian Car of the Year in 2013.
Duster carries out a significant role in the unit’s portfolio and has the most substantial offer in this segment. Thus, they are to continue to meet the needs of customers who tend to increase. The new Duster will resonate well with savvy Indian customers.
In Asia, the diesel-engined Duster was introduced to attract consumer interest. Unfortunately, the price of expensive treatments and less competitive with more elementary Japanese brands seems to represent the reason why Duster has few fans in Asia.
Renault Duster 2019 Review
The dimensions of the Duster have not changed; they only have a capacity of five passengers. But the exterior changes on the 2019 Renault Duster make the appearance of this French SUV no longer rigid when compared to the previous edition. The most apparent changes on the front side and rear are mildly entertaining.
On the exterior side, many changes make the Duster’s front appearance look increasingly attractive. The updated Renault Duster 2019 receives a new front grille with a various level of chrome trim compared to the second generation model.
The new DRL LED headlamps and modern carved front hood complete the higher engine hood lines. Reporting from Autocar India, this change was made to approach pedestrian safety when a first accident occurs. The front bumper was also redesigned with a skid plate display. This design adds a deep impression when facing various road conditions.
There seems to remain no significant difference between the first facelift edition and the second facelift edition on the side. The slight variation in the exterior of the 2019 Renault Duster is the current rearview mirror and different rim designs. For the present, the side footstep and roof rail still use the first facelift version.
There are some striking changes on the rear side. One of them is a different taillight design with black accents. The rear lights are covered and integrated with the center of the trunk door (previously chrome accents). The new plate design on the 2019 Renault Duster exterior presents a sportier impression than the previous edition.
The cabin has a lot of changes. Like the new Arkamys sound system with 4-speakers and two front tweeters combined with the interior design of the 2019 Renault Duster in New Midnight Black with Stone Gray.
There are many changes seen in the dashboard compared to the previous edition. For example, at the layer on the panel, there is a round AC grid and a new infotainment system. Rectangular AC vents on the center console with aluminum trim combined with chrome accents and black-colored gloss. It matches the dashboard insert, which has the identical color as the exterior.
Steering wheel without setting buttons finally got chrome accents like the Renault Triber update. For your convenience, the Duster uses tilt technology even though it is not yet telescopic on the 2019 Renault Duster steering wheel.
A remarkable design is equally felt when you see the latest Renault Duster 2019 seat. The new leather upholstery looks to provide comfort while driving. Other detail updates can be seen in the addition of the armrest on the driver’s right side. As for seating capacity, the Duster provides enough space for five people in the cabin.
As explained earlier, Renault provides various other standard features for the facelift version of the Duster in India. The number of additions can be reflected in the list of features given to Duster. Renault said that there were 25 recent technologies and features of the Renault Duster 2019, including heating features with air conditioning.
The infotainment system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto plus a speech recognition system and EcoGuide coupled with safety features like Hill-Start Assist. The new Duster is also equipped with a keyless entry system and central locking or power door locks that will make it easier for you to fasten the door.
There are many additions to this car’s security system. Reporting from the official Renault India website, the active safety features of Renault Duster 2019 include the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist, engine immobilizer, and passenger and driver airbags. Besides, the Duster, further, has a reminder seat belt that will prompt you if the driver or passenger has not installed a seat belt.
Two engines that power the new Duster are received directly from their predecessors. The gasoline variant offered totals a 1.5-liter four-cylinder unit that is capable of removing 106 horsepower with a maximum torque of 142 Nm. The Renault Duster 2019 operating system exercises a choice of 5-speed manual or 6-speed CVT automatic gearbox.
The diesel version equally utilizes a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine but is added with a turbocharged unit. The lower version outputs 85 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, while the more extraordinary tune produces 110 HP with 245 Nm using the 6-speed manual option or the AMT gearbox. The AMT-diesel combination is exclusively available in the highest RxZ variants, which were in the past given to the RxS variant.