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The Renault Duster range has been refreshed

In South Africa, the Duster boasts 23 000+ units sold to date since its initial launch in the country back in 2013.

Next-level styling

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 emphasised 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.

The new Renault Duster offers class-leading ground clearance of 210mm, 30° high approach and 34° departure angles respectively, deeming it suitable for all-terrain driving.

It offers a spacious and passenger-friendly cabin. Numerous clever stowage spaces are easily accessible with improved accessibility to controls, and new backlit steering wheel controls add convenience.

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

Features include on-board GPS navigation, wireless smartphone replication mirror compatibility and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Convenience features include Automatic Climate Control, Speed Limiter and Cruise Control functions, and a semi-flush eight-inch multimedia touchscreen, which does not only look great, but also ensures an enhanced connectivity experience.

Safety is provided by ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) in conjunction with EBA (Emergency Brake Assist), rear park distance control and Hill Start Assist.

Power and performance

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 4×2’s engine has outputs of 66kW and 210Nm and consumes from only 5.1L/100km. The 4×2 EDC and 4×4 manual versions have outputs of 80kW and 250Nm and 260Nm respectively, with impressive consumption from only 4.8L/100km, a major plus in these times.

For greater comfort and pleasure, the six-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. The fuel consumption is comparable to the manual’s from only 4.8L/100km.

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