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Old 6th February 2020, 11:17   #1
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Default Renault unveils 1.3L BS6 petrol Duster at Auto Expo 2020

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After introducing the Triber AMT, Renault has brought in the popular Duster compact SUV with a BS6-compliant 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine producing 156 PS of power and peak torque of 250 Nm. The engine is offered with both a manual gearbox and a CVT.

This BS6-compliant engine is expected to compensate for Reanultís bigger 1.5-litre diesel engine in the BS6 era. The 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine was introduced in Renaultís international portfolio in 2018. It is likely that the same engine will be offered with the Captur in the future whereas Alliance partner Nissan might just offer it with the Kicks.
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I wonder if Renault will provide the engine in the Duster with the same power rating. I doubt if the existing CVT can handle 250 Nm of torque.
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Wow! Those are impressive figures.

156 PS of power and peak torque of 250 Nm - that's ahead of the Kia Seltos 1.4 TGDi with 138hp and 242Nm! I wish it was launched in the new generation Duster, rather than this 8-year-old car.

Nice engine, wrong car!

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This is the same engine that is present in the new gen A/CLA class. Apparently it is pretty potent for the displacement.
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The offset of diesel by giving high powered petrol engines will have a big impact on fuel economy. Can expect almost half of the previous diesel km/l. Let's see how the public takes it.
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Any idea if this comes with the AWD option?
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Wow, this is good! Impressive power and torque combo. And, icing on the cake is CVT. My bro bought Duster petrol 1.5 CVT a year back, in Bangalore, and I thoroughly enjoyed driving it during my visit there 3 months back. That thing just glides over bad roads and CVT is super smooth and seemless. Yes, hard acceleration was not quite there but with the advent of this new power/torque figures, I'm sure that would be taken care of. Just one little thing though. I can't get why they still couldn't bring the new Duster. They're virtually killing brand Duster in India.
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Default Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020

Big shoutout to Eddy for shooting these pictures & his coverage of the Auto Expo. Thanks for sharing, man!

Renault has displayed the Duster with a new turbocharged petrol engine under the hood paired to a CVT automatic gearbox:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-1.jpg

The car is a top-end RXZ variant finished in Caspian Blue. The grille gets a red insert on one side:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-2.jpg

Apart from the badging and a few red accents including the DUSTER lettering on the tail gate, it looks identical to the other Dusters. Also note that there is no plastic cladding next to the tail lamp cluster:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-4.jpg

The car comes with projector headlamps and LED DRLs:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-5.jpg

The fog lamp pods get a red insert instead of chrome:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-6.jpg

This car rides on 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels with a new design. The wheels are shod with 215/60 Apollo Apterra rubber. The present Duster comes with 16-inch wheels:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-7.jpg

Satin chrome door sills:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-8.jpg

The SUV gets black roof rails with DUSTER lettering in red:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-9.jpg

Vertical LED tail lights similar to the present car:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-10.jpg

The boot gets a 'Turbo' badging:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-11.jpg

The interior is identical to the present car. Renault could have tweaked the interior for the new car:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-12.jpg

The 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel comes with silver inserts:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-13.jpg

A start / stop button has not been provided. Even the Triber gets one:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-14.jpg

Black doorpads come with brown inserts and a chrome door handle:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-15.jpg

A look at the detailing on the brown front seats:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-16.jpg

The climate control switches are the same as the current Duster:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-17.jpg

The dashboard gets a blue trim. Even the present Duster gets a blue trim here:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-18.jpg

The gear lever gets a silver insert:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-19.jpg

A look at the driver's footwell:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-20.jpg

This Duster comes with a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The engine bay looks messy and it needs an engine cover:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-21.jpg

The engine produces 154 BHP and 250 Nm:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-22.jpg

The car gets under-bonnet insulation and pneumatic struts:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-23.jpg

Specifications and features of the new Duster:
Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020-24.jpg

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Old 6th February 2020, 21:25   #10
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Thinking aloud, specs remind me of the erstwhile Laura 1.8, if the manual is a patch of that TSi, this thing might be a hoot to drive, Renault keep the base < 10 L ex-showroom. Got the ride and now the specs to match up.Fingers crossed.

PS: Specs wise it's right up there with the Jeep Multiair, so if priced well, shall ring in some numbers for Renault.

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Default Re: Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020

Whoa. Where did Renault get this out from? That much torque and power in a reasonably light SUV will make it a pocket rocket.

Surprise of the Expo for sure. Any idea when it will be launched in India?
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Default Re: Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020

That's a pleasant surprise.
Interesting fact- this engine is also used in Mercedes A class. The reviews of this engine are good in international media.
One example
https://www.thesun.co.uk/motors/1082...cedes-a-class/
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Default Re: Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020

Startling fact:

Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI: 178 bhp & 250 NM resulting in power-to-weight & torque-to-weight ratios of 129 & 182.

Renault Duster 1.3 TCe: 154 bhp & 250 Nm resulting in ratios of 131 & 212 (assuming kerb weight similar to 110 diesel unit)

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Default Re: Renault Duster 1.3L Petrol @ Auto Expo 2020

So, do we lose the All Wheel Drive variant forever?
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This beast has better power & torque to weight figures than my Octavia 1.8 TSI!
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