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Old 29th March 2012, 21:42   #316
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IAB specualtes that the Duster may not be launched in June, 2012! Seems Renault is looking for a pre-festive potent time for the launch! SO guess the launch is pushed to Aug / Sep?

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..The 107hp tune 1.5dCi motor seems to be promising, comes with 6 cogs & produces 240Nm of torque @ 1750 rpm. This motor has a 0-100kmph timing of 11.8 seconds for the 4X2 version & 12.5 seconds for 4X4....
Initially there were rumors that we will get the 85PS version for 4x2 & 110PS version for the 4x4 version. It also was told that the 4x4 may NOT come at all or may NOT come during the initial time and might launch later!

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IAB specualtes that the Duster may not be launched in June, 2012! Seems Renault is looking for a pre-festive potent time for the launch! SO guess the launch is pushed to Aug / Sep?



Initially there were rumors that we will get the 85PS version for 4x2 & 110PS version for the 4x4 version. It also was told that the 4x4 may NOT come at all or may NOT come during the initial time and might launch later!
As said before in this thread from reliable (i mean total reliable) source, Duster will be launched in Aug 2012. Diesel will have 2 variants DCi85 and dci110. Diesel starting from 8 and petrol from 6.8 with the help of 80% localization by value.
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As said before in this thread from reliable (i mean total reliable) source,
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Duster will be launched in Aug 2012. Diesel will have 2 variants DCi85 and dci110. Diesel starting from 8 and petrol from 6.8 with the help of 80% localization by value.
Any update regarding the 4X4 version launch? If so is it on initial launch period?

Thanks for the update
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As said before in this thread from reliable (i mean total reliable) source,

Any update regarding the 4X4 version launch? If so is it on initial launch period?

Thanks for the update
Not sure about the 4x4 as of now.

To all, let me know what specific info you want regarding duster, will try my best to get that out for you guys. Since my "reliable" source is busy setting up plant in GJ for "Infinity" launch, hence not sure when i would be able to contact him/her. But will try for sure
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^^ What is the petrol engine that they will use? Recently heard that they are looking at a 1.5L petrol and not the 1.6L version that is used everywhere else.

And does anybody have a link to an English language Duster forum?
Need to read some ownership reports. It is a new product, barely 2 years old !
Gotta know about the reliability/maintenance part too.

and yes,any info on the 4X4 version will be good !
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Hi All,

Just came across the NCAP rating for the Duster as 3 stars on the Euro NCAP website:
Dacia Duster | Euro NCAP - For safer cars crash test safety rating

Basically, it is not great in safety features and will crimp on quite a few things to save costs. Comparatively, the Skoda Yeti is also 5 star rated. Even the Hyundai I20 is also 5 star rated.

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Comparatively, the Skoda Yeti is also 5 star rated. Even the Hyundai I20 is also 5 star rated.

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I really don't think you can compare them. The word 'comparatively' would be more apt to products in this price band, most of which are not even tested!

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Was surfing through You-Tube, because i had searched for Duster earlier this video came up in suggestions. Sharing it here, i feel this is just the right amount of SUV i need, if they price it Ok and bring in the 4wd version my Punto will be ditched for sure.

Thanks for the video! btw, I hope everybody noticed the new dashboard which looks much more upmarket than the Logan based one which is used in pre-facelift Dusters.
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Duster is a good package with no-nonsense looks, capable offroad performance, decent fuel efficiency, and a tried and tested diesel engine. Will be great if the Renault introduces it with 110 ps 4x4 version from the day of launch and also include true keyless entry, push button start and auto folding rear view mirrors as in Pulse. It will definitely be a hit if Renault incorporates all these features and prices it close to 11L.
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My wishlist on the safety front is that they include Traction control/ESP as an option atleast...
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Duster is a good package with no-nonsense looks, capable offroad performance, decent fuel efficiency, and a tried and tested diesel engine. Will be great if the Renault introduces it with 110 ps 4x4 version from the day of launch and also include true keyless entry, push button start and auto folding rear view mirrors as in Pulse. It will definitely be a hit if Renault incorporates all these features and prices it close to 11L.
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My wishlist on the safety front is that they include Traction control/ESP as an option atleast...
All this would make it an awsome package but I am not sure if Renault can do it at a VFM price
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yes.. but maybe they can also have a pricier model which has all the bells & whistles with which it is sold in the EU!
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Indian Autos Blog a while ago dismissed the June launch as a myth (Renault India not planning to introduce Duster in June), but the website (as of 7th April, 2012) shows the Duster with an "*" and also says that the car will be launched in June.
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Indian Autos Blog a while ago dismissed the June launch as a myth (Renault India not planning to introduce Duster in June), but the website (as of 7th April, 2012) shows the Duster with an "*" and also says that the car will be launched in June.
Same is what the Indian Cars and Bikes site say!

Renault Duster SUV India launch delayed to October 2012 | IndianCarsBikes.in

Dunno, whom to believe. But I would go with the official website!
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Indian Autos Blog a while ago dismissed the June launch as a myth (Renault India not planning to introduce Duster in June), but the website (as of 7th April, 2012) shows the Duster with an "*" and also says that the car will be launched in June.
The website shows the same for quite some time. Infact IAB stated that this will NOT be launched in June after this. Also there are couple of members who contacted Renault and have been told that the brochures will be shared in June after the launch; but from the reports in IAB [& some bhpians who have reliable sources in Renault], launch will NOT happen in June but in August.
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