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Old 11th January 2012, 16:54   #1
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Default Renault (including Duster Unveil) @ Auto Expo 2012 - EDIT: Now launched at 7.19 Lacs

Mod Note : The Renault Duster Official Review has been uploaded at this link (Renault Duster : Official Review). Please continue the discussion over on the new thread.




Details of the Renault Pulse launch are in this separate thread

Renault (including Duster Unveil) @ Auto Expo 2012 - EDIT: Now launched at 7.19 Lacs-dsc_4416.jpg

Renault Duster
  • Launch expected in the second half of 2012
  • Positioned as a mid-size crossover
  • Will be manufactured in India (high local content = better price?)
  • Available in both Petrol and diesel variants


Thanks to .anshuman for the pictures

Renault (including Duster Unveil) @ Auto Expo 2012 - EDIT: Now launched at 7.19 Lacs-dsc_4415.jpg

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Noticeably high ground clearange, however, its FWD! No 4x4
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Old 11th January 2012, 17:03   #2
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Renault (including Duster Unveil) @ Auto Expo 2012 - EDIT: Now launched at 7.19 Lacs-sam_0736.jpg

Renault Dezir Concept
Its nice to see a concept car that is actually pushing the limits of styling a bit (unlike most other "realistic" concepts which just mean larger wheels, LED lights all over the place and extra gloss paintjob)
Proposed as a 100% electric car, and designed to have "emotional styling"


Renault (including Duster Unveil) @ Auto Expo 2012 - EDIT: Now launched at 7.19 Lacs-dsc_4431.jpg

Sweet hollowed out rear with contoured slatting
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Patchwork of pads making up the seat
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Check out the indicator
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Old 11th January 2012, 17:08   #3
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Renault (including Duster Unveil) @ Auto Expo 2012 - EDIT: Now launched at 7.19 Lacs-sam_0676.jpg

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Great Pics team, any news on the Powerplant and price for the Duster in India?
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The Duster looks quite good, especially considering it is based on the Logan. Overall profile is muscular. The large headlights and the grill are quite imposing. Rear styling is a bit iffy.

The small side glass at the back (couldn't recall a better term for it) and those fat D pillars will create some terrifying blind spots, I feel.

As per the auto magazines, It will come with a 1.6 petrol and the 1.5 diesel (with a step 4 upgrade for improved performance). May not be hugely exciting to drive, but I feel its quite a good car.

Also, is that a sport version of the Fluence? Black with black alloys and a spoiler? Looks yummy.

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Thanks Rehaan & Anshuman for sharing the Duster pictures. Were you not able/allowed to take the interior shots. We are now all too familiar with the exterior of the Duster, but the Indian Duster's interiors still remain a mystery. Wish we could see the Duster from inside as well.
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Any idea or news about a mid-sized sedan from Renault??
There seems to be something scheduled for a Autumn 2012 release....

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I quiet liked the rear, but the front end seems a bit, hmmm, alto-ish, especially the 8th picture. Hope they don't do a fluence/koleos on the pricing. How big is it, say, compared to a scorpio? Does it look like a big hatch on stilts?
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^^ Duster looks like a proper small SUV, it did not look like a Hatch on stilts from any angle to me. The GC is huge for a softroader along with very short overhangs, easily in the league of Safari and Scorpio(may be better). If they price it well, this looks like a very good alternative to our desi SUVs.

@Renault: Please give us a 4wd variant.
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I quiet liked the rear, but the front end seems a bit, hmmm, alto-ish, especially the 8th picture. Hope they don't do a fluence/koleos on the pricing. How big is it, say, compared to a scorpio? Does it look like a big hatch on stilts?
Expected pricing as per the dealer is 8-11 lacs across 5 varients (Petrol & Diesel).

Size wise I did a small comparison, re-attaching in this thread (Last 2 rows Wheel Base & Ground Clearence).

It is smaller in length and height but wider than the Scorpio
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Renault India website does not mention 4 wheel drive :( Renault please launch 4X4 version, desperately waiting for 4 wheel drive after cancelling XUV.

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Any idea or news about a mid-sized sedan from Renault??
There seems to be something scheduled for a Autumn 2012 release....
Earlier on the forum, we had discussions about what the Renault hatchback would be and a lot of us had expected the Modus. In the end we got a re-badged Micra. So I won't be surprised if the sedan is a re-badged Sunny. I hope I'm wrong.
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Expected pricing as per the dealer is 8-11 lacs across 5 varients (Petrol & Diesel).

Size wise I did a small comparison, re-attaching in this thread (Last 2 rows Wheel Base & Ground Clearence).

It is smaller in length and height but wider than the Scorpio
Thanks for sharing collective data.

By looking at this dimensional comparison, Duster seems like a proper SUV, not a bigger hatch, it looks at par (except length) with CRV which is popular as a family SUV. Ground clearance is also better or equal to others (But don't know how Europeans major that). Vehicle height is less than others which is a plus point in terms of safety.

MRF tires and changed front grill mean definitely an Indian version. As said earlier that it will be launched in 5 variants, what will be the 5th variant, will it be a 4X4 DCI or just a 2WD DCI with more BHP or something else? I would love to see a Duster with 4X4 becasue being a compact and light-weight vehicle it seems like Duster may perform much better then some other heavy and lengthy SUVs in some tricky off-roading conditions . Have seen many videos of Duster doing off-roading, it looks very impressive in those.
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Duster looks awesome! Its a good size, and would suit our roads better.

I wish Renault brings some 2L engines soon. Fluence and Duster would be magnificent on 2L engines.
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