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Old 26th October 2011, 22:49   #586
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Looks are always subjective, but it ain't ugly for sure.



What you've posted is the older model. I have attached a pic of the interior of the 2011 model.
The interior looks much better in the pics posted by you. Thanks. Hope Renault launch this latest version and price it competitively.
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Old 26th October 2011, 22:58   #587
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I beg to disagree here sir! I have seen one inside India , parked within a few feet of it and did a walk around too.
Where did you see it? Have any pics? Was it right hand drive? Camouflaged?? Any other info you might want to share ...

(I know I am asking too many questions, but its just the eagerness to buy one of these which is coming out )
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And sorry Bro, I forgot to point this out n my previous post, the ix45 would be the Santa Fe's replacement. The Tucson's replacement is called the ix35. And even the ix35/Tucson would slot into the Yeti segment. Thus will not be direct competition to the Duster or the EcoSport
Thanks! I still don't mind. In fact I would welcome the new Tucson. I was however under the impression that the IX35 was the sonatas replacement! I have seen the I30 abroad and that's a nice car. A steroid loaded I20! But the Tucson or new Tucson would be right for them now as the market is much more mature than it was 5 years ago!
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Where did you see it? Have any pics? Was it right hand drive? Camouflaged?? Any other info you might want to share ...

(I know I am asking too many questions, but its just the eagerness to buy one of these which is coming out )
I think I have posted this before in this thread, but not able to find it now.
I saw it parked inside my company in Pune.
Heavily camouflaged.
Petrol.
Left Hand Drive.
No registration, not even TC /European plates.
Had a Honda CR-V for company. Though it might unrelated.
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@Sajo, yes indeed you did. I came across the posts by chance. You did specifically mention the Duster's compact dimensions & lack of road presence

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I think I have posted this before in this thread, but not able to find it now...
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It may be oft repeated but I am posting this anyway, because my Swift is parked within a couple of feet of a (petrol) Duster today.

- Raised UV ? Naah, its hardly an inch (or less) taller than my Swift.
- Width - The Swift actually looks wider from some angles.

As far as "image" goes, it is not very imposing then. It needs a full time AWD system standard to justify its reported 10+L Price tag then. Because as far as I could peek in, there were no significant equipment levels either.

And sorry, no pics either. There were security guards all around.
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After Fluence and Koleos, Renault is to launch Duster in India. Adapted to the needs of Indian customers, Duster will be fully produced at Chennai and rolled out on the Indian market in the second half of 2012.

Duster will be part of a range of five vehicles launched between now and end-2012. Together, they will form the most youthful line-up on the Indian market.

In a country where customer standards are increasing in step with market growth, this product offensive is being accompanied by the development of a nationwide network and top-quality services.

The development of Renault activities in India demonstrates the brandís aim to become a major player in a market that constitutes the third pillar of its international strategy.

Renault announces launch of Duster in India in 2012 - media.renault.com
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Not sure if this has been posted
Thats an old news. Duster is already confirmed for India as per Renault product strategy. It wont be their third but the fourth product in our market.
Pulse is the third product.
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After looking at the the latest release from Renault (I think Pulse, right?) all my hopes from Renault Duster are gradually disappearing.... :(
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After looking at the the latest release from Renault (I think Pulse, right?) all my hopes from Renault Duster are gradually disappearing.... :(
+1 to this. We better have realistic expectations from Renault now that we can see that they are hell bent on overpricing their cars. I really doubt whether we would get a euro top spec duster even in the price range of XUV500.
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Was going through this press release on the Pulse hatchback launch, one thing to be noted is that they are only talking about the dCi engine, with no mention of a petrol engine anywhere. If this means what I am guessing, this will be the first hatchback to be launched only with a diesel engine. So for a change, some good strategy coming from Renault.

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After looking at the the latest release from Renault (I think Pulse, right?) all my hopes from Renault Duster are gradually disappearing.... :(
Absolutely! I am inclined to agree- we appeared to have had credited Renault with far, far more intelligence than what they have actually demonstrated so far.

On that sombre note- will someone please be kind to send these blessed people a draft of their possible future epitaph?
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check this link!
Dailymotion - DACIA DUSTER vs.SKODA YETI Test - a Auto-Moto video
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Not really being able to understand a single word he said, what was the decision - which is better? Dusterski or Yetiski?

And what was the meaning of the gunski? (just to prove that I actually watched all the way to the end )
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Not really being able to understand a single word he said, what was the decision - which is better? Dusterski or Yetiski?

And what was the meaning of the gunski? (just to prove that I actually watched all the way to the end )
Looks like Yeti is better than duster, But if Duster is prices as being said at 7-8 lakhs almost half the price of yeti, duster will win hands down.

And if the price is around 10 lacs on Road, with Dusters better off-roading capability it will be great threat to scorpio and safaris.
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Looks like the Duster is not going to see the light of day India .. Just saw the "Range of Cars" section on Renault cars in India and here is what it shows: -

Looks like they have removed the Duster from their 5 products to be launched in India .. :(
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