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The New Renault Duster is set to take its rightful place in the sun - as a smart, tough off-roader for all

The New Renault Duster is set to take its rightful place in the sun - as a smart, tough off-roader for all
  • The Renault Duster SUV model has proved to be a resounding success within the car market since its initial introduction locally in 2013.
  • The Duster model has long been embraced as an authentic SUV - Tough, spacious and robust.
  • The New Renault Duster displays the same characteristic strong DNA but with enhanced genetics to increase its inherent appeal.

The Renault Duster is distinguished by:

  • Modern exterior styling exuding a robust off-roader look, now with refreshed exterior design cues
  • Contemporary & more refined interior with distinct design accents within the cabin, superior quality finishes and a range of high-end equipment to ensure heightened comfort and superb driving pleasure
  • Smart features demonstrating next level technological advancement to facilitate everyday driving, inclusive of an improved Multimedia Rear-View Camera
  • Newly designed 16” Alloys and even more striking 17” Diamond Cut wheels
  • It boasts class-leading ground clearance of 210mm for all-terrain driving
  • Class-leading fuel consumption from only 4.8L/100km
  • Reassuring safety levels for all on-board
  • The ever-popular Renault Duster range is available at a competitive price point ranging from only R337 900, enabling accessibility to an adventurous lifestyle

With more than two million cars sold globally, the New Renault Duster model boasts attractive exterior styling delivering a distinctly assertive and robust look. The car offers a high-quality, intuitively designed interior for a comfortable and user-friendly cabin experience.

Equipped with new driving aids and new equipment, the New Duster is a genuine SUV which is both versatile and comfortable for everyday driving, with the 4x4 derivative set to conquer the outdoors with ease.

The original Renault Duster was designed and engineered to adeptly master tough road conditions, but in a more modest form. The Duster has proved to be extremely popular in the SA market with a remarkable 23,000+ units sold to date since its initial launch into the country back in 2013.

The New Renault Duster builds on and reinforces the Duster’s existing strengths, but the renowned DNA of the Duster remains at the heart, i.e., an extremely capable SUV, which is tough, simple and reliable, yet very accessible based on the value proposition.

NEXT LEVEL STYLING

The New Renault Duster’s robust and assertive styling highlights its SUV pedigree. Visually extremely muscular, the design tone is set by its aggressive lines, expressive front and wider rear, and new prominent rear spoiler, heightening the impression of stability. The Duster’s tough stance is emphasized by its bold, more horizontal lines, and newly designed 17” Diamond Cut wheels ensuring a more assertive profile, striking silver roof rails, and front and rear skid plates that support its adventurer credentials. The chrome trim of the grille, alongside a raised waistline and the newly updated C-shaped front and LED rear light signature with Daytime Running Lights complete the powerful stance of the New Duster.

An array of body colours has been introduced to complement the enhanced exterior styling, namely Comet Grey, Highland Grey, Iron Blue, Brown Vision, Fusion Red, a fabulous Arizona Orange and Ice White.

The New Renault Duster is certainly built to harness the spirit of adventure, with impressive off-road capabilities evident by the class-leading ground clearance of 210mm, and noteworthy approach and departure angles of 30° high approach and 34° departure angles respectively, deeming it suitable for all terrain driving.

The new enhanced 4x4 monitor now also features an altimeter to effectively measure the level of the altitude attained, allowing one to explore without limits.

NEXT-LEVEL SPACE & COMFORT

The interior of the New Renault Duster is superbly designed, marked by an extremely spacious and passenger friendly cabin. The fabric upholstery features a high-quality finish, with striking accents within the cabin. Particular emphasis has been placed on the dashboard as well, presenting strong ergonomic design, with a more modern appeal.

Optimized travelling comfort is ensured by the intuitively designed enveloping seats boasting newly designed front headrests, with careful attention to the materials, fit and finish.

Numerous clever stowage spaces are easily accessible with improved accessibility to controls, and new backlit steering wheel controls for added convenience

The New Duster also offers a modular interior layout to easily adapt to needs, with the rear bench seat featuring a 1/3 – 2/3 split-fold function, while the boot boasts best-in-class loading capacity of up to 478L.

IMPROVED QUALITY AND HIGH-END EQUIPMENT

The New Renault Duster offers a host of state-of-the-art equipment to facilitate stress-free everyday driving, including on-board GPS Navigation, and importantly wireless smartphone replication mirror compatibility, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

This provides functionality off your phone’s system that runs on your car’s computer interface, allowing drivers and passengers to control music, navigate, and communicate by way of voice commands and the car’s manual controls.

Plus, the convenience of features such as Automatic Climate Control, Speed Limiter and Cruise Control functions provide excellent driving support on the open road.

And then there’s the superb new semi-flush 8’’ Multimedia touch screen, which doesn’t only look great but also ensures an enhanced connectivity experience.

UNCOMPROMISED SAFETY

The New Duster offers a multitude of advanced active and passive safety Technology as standard across the range, such as ABS [Anti-Lock Braking System] with EBD [Electronic Brake Distribution] in conjunction with EBA [Emergency Brake Assist], making it possible to maintain control over the trajectory in the event of heavy braking.

Rear Park Distance Control enables easier parking manoeuvres by warning the driver of obstacles situated behind the vehicle by a sequence of beeps which speed up the closer you are to them. Hill Start Assist, triggered by taking one’s foot off the brake, takes over the vehicle by holding it steady for 2 seconds, allowing the driver to accelerate normally without stalling or rolling back.

POWERFUL, YET ECONOMICAL

The phenomenal New Renault Duster comes in Diesel, with two versions of the incredible 1.5 dCi turbo engine - Manual or EDC – across the various derivatives.

With the Duster 1.5dCi, driver confidence and comfort are brought to the fore. The Diesel 1.5 dCi 4x2’s engine has outputs of 66kW and 210Nm and consumes from only 5.1L/100km. The 4x2 EDC and 4x4 Manual versions have outputs of 80kW and 250Nm & 260Nm respectively, with impressive consumption from only 4.8L/100km, a major plus in these times.

For greater comfort and pleasure, the 6-speed Dual-Clutch EDC Automatic gearbox is now available with the 1.5 dCi Diesel engine. Upshifting is fast and smooth, with no jerking or loss in acceleration, with fuel consumption comparable to that of the Manual from only 4.8L/100km.

It’s certainly noteworthy that the Duster 1.5 dCi EDC 4x2 achieved top position in its class (Category C1 – Diesel Turbo 1300cc-2000cc) within the debut Wesbank Fuel Economy Challenge in November 2019, an accolade which is yet to be contested.

PEACE OF MIND COMES STANDARD

As is standard across Renault’s entire product range, the New Renault Duster Model range comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km intervals, and a standard 3-year/45000km service plan applies.

The New Renault Duster has a bold personality, with upgrades both inside and out, making the Renault Duster range even better equipped to be a strong contender within the very popular B-SUV segment.

RENAULT DUSTER RANGE

The New Renault Duster range assumes the latest nomenclature to denote the range walk with LIFE representing the entry spec, ZEN the mid spec and INTENS the highest model spec.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICING

- New Duster 1.5 dCi Zen 4x2 R337,900

- New Duster 1.5 dCi Zen EDC 4x2 R376,900

- New Duster 1.5 dCi Zen 4x4 R376,900

- New Duster 1.5 dCi Intens EDC 4x2 R384,900

Options include:

- Metallic paint R2 522

- Leather seats (model dependent) R10 088

 

 

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