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Old 11th June 2012, 11:29   #751
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Here's features of 3 variants they are coming up with

Variant1
EXTERIOR
Double headlights with chrome bezel
Chromed Ft grille & Rr embellisher
Body colored + Black bumpers
Black side sills ; Black roof bars
Black door handles & outside mirrors
16’’ styled steel wheels
Wheel centre cap with chrome Renault logo
Green tinted glass

INTERIOR
2-tone beige/Carbon dashboard
Shiny champagne door handles & door moulding
(baguette)
Beige fabric on door panels
Shiny Champagne STW add-on
Shiny champagne grab handles
Shiny black central console
All beige fabric/vinyl seats

SAFETY
Immobilizer ; Day/night IRVM
Steel engine sump protection guard
2 rear headrest balloon
3pts Rr side seatbelts, 2pts central
RF remote control (boot included)
Single tone horn

DRIVING / COMFORT
Power steering ; Manual HVAC
Keyless entry with central locking (5 doors)
Manual internally adjustable ORVM
Tilt steering column
Front central roof light with theatre dimming effect
Front & Rear Power windows
Nomad ashtray
Trunk room light ; 2 reverse light
Rear parcel shelf
Strut type hood lifter
Internal cable release for fuel filler lid
Tailgate push button

Variant2=Variant+
EXTERIOR
Front fog lights
Black door handles
Body colored outside mirrors


INTERIOR
2-tone light grey/dark carbon dashboard
Bright chrome air vent rings
Shiny medium grey centre fascia
Bright chrome instrument cluster rings
Bright chrome steering wheel ring
Shiny medium grey door grab handles
Black inside door handles
2-tone dark grey/Black seats
Rear bench foldable 1/1
Vanity mirror on passenger sun visor

SAFETY
ABS+EBD+BA on 110 PS

DRIVING / COMFORT
On board trip computer
2 DIN integrated Radio with MP3,USB,Aux-in, SD
card & blue-tooth connectivity
4 Speakers
Audio & Phone controls behind steering wheel
Height adjustable front seat belts
Electrically adjustable ORVMs
Front roof light incl. map lamp both sides
Rear seat armrest with cup holders
Glove box lamp
Rear side passengers reading lights
Rear glass wiper/washer/defroster
Rear 12v socket

Options
Dual Front Airbags
Navigation
16’’ alloy wheels
Rear parking sensors
ABS + EBD + Brake assist



Variant3=Variant 2 +
EXTERIOR
Chrome satine bumper skid-plates
Black & chrome satine roof bars
Chrome satine side mirrors
Chrome satine finish door handles
Chrome satine door sill add-on
16’’ alloy wheels with centre cap of chrome Renault
logo
Chrome exhaust pipe finisher

INTERIOR
2 tone beige/grey fabric seats
Leather steering wheel & gear knob
Wood-like finish on embellisher
Shiny black inside door grab handles
Shiny black door mouldings (baguette)
Bright chrome Inner pull handles

SAFETY
ABS + EBD + Brake assist
Dual Front Airbags
Driver seat belt reminder
Impact sensing door unlock
Speed sensitive door locking


DRIVING / COMFORT
Height adjustable driver seat
Adjustable lumbar support for driver seat
Rear parking sensors

Options
Leather seats
Navigation
Rear AC

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From what i have been reading, Duster will come with
- an average engine
- will be a 2x2
- might not be a proper 5 seater
- paint job is questionable
- average interiors
- wafer thin service support from Renault.

Everything seems to be hovering in the average band. It definitely has no traits of an SUV.
8L for all this?
12L just to add on the ABS, airbags and gizmos? That's a huge cost delta
I see a lot of disappointment coming my way.

I wish Renault would have focused on the Duster to produce either good fit and finish or superb ride and handling or simply affordable. Not touching any of these aspects and pricing it high just because they will be first in this segment is very risky.

Please note that all the points i made were from reading the existing posts. I might be proven wrong when Duster is finally launched.

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From what i have been reading, Duster will come with
- an average engine
- will be a 2x2
- might not be a proper 5 seater
- paint job is questionable
- average interiors
- wafer thin service support from Renault.

Everything seems to be hovering in the average band. It definitely has no traits of an SUV.
8L for all this?
12L just to add on the ABS, airbags and gizmos? That's a huge cost delta
I see a lot of disappointment coming my way.

I wish Renault would have focused on the Duster to produce either good fit and finish or superb ride and handling or simply affordable. Not touching any of these aspects and pricing it high just because they will be first in this segment is very risky.

Please note that all the points i made were from reading the existing posts. I might be proven wrong when Duster is finally launched.

I hope you meant 4X2! Also, if the variants in the above post say that there is going to be optional safety features even on the second model, which I think is a great thing!

If for someone, the safety features do not matter much, the base model has all the frills and grills. 8L for base model I think is justified. However only time will tell if that is indeed true!

Yes, the service netwrok is really feabile right now and renault needs to pull up socks for increasing it and really fast at that. I have noticed in many places, there is not even a denting/panting workshop!

Whatever it is, I am in love with this car! right from the day there were speculations of it coming to Indian shores!

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I hope you meant 4X2! Also, if the variants in the above post say that there is going to be optional safety features even on the second model, which I think is a great thing!
Yes, i did mean the 4x2 (2WD), thanks for pointing that out.
From the above list, Varient-2 + optional (ABS and Airbag) looks like the right mix. I just hope it can fit my budget of ~10.5 OR Bangalore (about 8.8 to 9L ex-showroom).
Even i have pinned all my hopes on this car. I plan to buy it (if it works out to be practical) by this year end.
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From what i have been reading, Duster will come with
- an average engine
- will be a 2x2
- might not be a proper 5 seater
- paint job is questionable
- average interiors
- wafer thin service support from Renault.

Everything seems to be hovering in the average band. It definitely has no traits of an SUV.
8L for all this?
12L just to add on the ABS, airbags and gizmos? That's a huge cost delta
I see a lot of disappointment coming my way.
what do you mean by "not a proper 5 seater" --- what info lead to this conclusion ?

on the paint quality and average interiors - what are you basing these comments on ? i didnt see any info on the quality of interiors. from the specs and pictures on the net - it looks ok for the price being discussed.

what options do you have in the market at 8L ( assuming Duster is priced there ) - other than the regular sedans ?

and the "wafer thin " service network should not be a concern if you intend to buy and run the vehicle largely in major cities/towns.
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Variant2=Variant+
DRIVING / COMFORT
Power steering ; Manual HVAC
So Variant 1 does not even get AC or Power Steering? Frankly unable to understand the lack of either. In my humble opinion, it's a hard sell for a 8L vehicle without an AC; further, is it even possible to steer such a vehicle without power steering? I know the weight is very low (compared to SUV standards) but even then!

Variant 2 + ABS looks great. But can we choose the options individually or are they bundled?
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Yes; it looked shorter in length than the Yeti.
i found this a little strange as my lane has a duster and a yeti both. the duster definitely looks bigger. and yes! google supports this - duster 4.31m length and yeti 4223mm. figures aside, let me assure you that duster, thanks to its muscular styling, looks definitely bigger than the yeti (facts and figures aside). btw, the CRV is longer than both these.
regarding the fit and finish, i have sat in a duster many times, the fit and finish of the europe spec model belies your claim of poor quality. but then, who knows, it may be a cost-cutting measure specific to India (I surely hope not, keeping my fingers crossed).
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So Variant 1 does not even get AC or Power Steering? Frankly unable to understand the lack of either. In my humble opinion, it's a hard sell for a 8L vehicle without an AC; further, is it even possible to steer such a vehicle without power steering? I know the weight is very low (compared to SUV standards) but even then!

Variant 2 + ABS looks great. But can we choose the options individually or are they bundled?
My Bad, I mistakenly interchanged the "driving comfort" section from Variant1 and 2. Mods, can you please interchange them.
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My Bad, I mistakenly interchanged the "driving comfort" section from Variant1 and 2. Mods, can you please interchange them.
If that is the case, I think Variant 2 will be a good option to consider. I just hope Renault prices the cars sensibly.

Any info on prices abeey4u?
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Does each of Petrol and Diesel comes with all 3 variants?
I was under the impression that diesel comes with only 2 variants.
May be Variant 1 & 2 for petrol and Variants 2 & 3 for diesel? Just a guess.
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I have been told the range is 7-10 and they are trying to target urban customer with two sections in mind. a. One who will be upgrading from hatch like swift etc and b. sections who will either be migrating from sedan/SUv like honda city and scorpio etc. Vehicle will be in showroom by the of june/first week of july

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Does each of Petrol and Diesel comes with all 3 variants?
I was under the impression that diesel comes with only 2 variants.
May be Variant 1 & 2 for petrol and Variants 2 & 3 for diesel? Just a guess.
I am guessing all three variants will be available for both petrol and diesel. The only thing which may happen is diesel base variant comes with 85bhp engine only and top end diesel will be 110 bhp only. But again this is my guess

Seems i did a lot of mistake in trying to extract the text and copy paste into excel. I am attaching the image for the benefit of all. Sorry for creating any confusion. This should help everyone
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I'm absolutely disappointed by the lack of safety features on Variant 1! Not even as an option. Plus no Power Steering?

Also, no beige option on Variant 2 at all?
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Interesting. Looks like variant 2 comes with both 85 PS and 110 PS, going by the line 'ABS+EBD+BA on 100 PS'
If you give many options, then ordering a vehicle with a particular combination of these options would take time. They should make the options as a pack.
So, v1, v2, v2+pack, v3, v3+pack
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Interesting. Looks like variant 2 comes with both 85 PS and 110 PS, going by the line 'ABS+EBD+BA on 100 PS'
If you give many options, then ordering a vehicle with a particular combination of these options would take time. They should make the options as a pack.
So, v1, v2, v2+pack, v3, v3+pack
V2+pack = V3. So i think they will allow individual options as well. That's what they are doing on some of the european market where they allow you to customize online
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that Rear AC is a first. I have not seen that even as an option in any of the Duster video/specs online.
Talk abt being India friendly !

Me thinks that Renault have been closely following this thread !

Variant 2 with optionals makes the most sense. Differences b/w v2 & v3 seem cosmetic apart from the Rear Ac as an option. A nice to have option , I may add..

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