Renault Duster facelift spotted testing in India

Your favourite Renault Duster is all set to get a facelift in India. This though is a slightly different car than the one that is available now internationally. The international-spec Duster is closer in design to the Captur. The Renault Duster facelift that was spotted testing recently seems to stem from the Indian design side. This facelift is set to be launched in India in 2020 and could be one of the star attractions at Renault’s stall at the Auto Expo 2020.

What all can be gauged from the camouflaged images of the Renault Duster facelift?

From the camouflaged images, the reworked bumpers, clamshell bonnet and new headlights can be figured out. The bumpers and bonnet have been redesigned to ensure pedestrian protection in the unfortunate event of a crash. The headlights have an LED DRL circling them while the main beam looks like a projector unit. A look at the grille and it is evident that it is a new design while the Renault losenge will be more pronounced now. Swankier roofrails as well as new alloy wheels can also be spotted on the facelifted Duster. At the rear, the lights seem to be the same as before though it is hard to tell because of the camouflage. The bumper as discussed before, is a new unit.

Any changes on the inside?

It is hard to tell at the moment since there aren’t any interior pictures. However, we will go out on a limb here and say that the new Duster will have a spruced up cabin as well. This will include a new infotainment system complete with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. New upholstery will also be part of the deal. Not only this, the new Duster will also have many safety aids. Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seat seatbelt reminder and speed alert system will be standard. Top-spec trims will also get additional two airbags.

Updates to the engine?

Ohh yes! Renault will be upgrading its engines to be BS-VI compliant, according to the upcoming norms. This might mean that the 85PS tune diesel engine will not be available anymore. The 110PS/240Nm k9K diesel and the 106PS/142Nm 1.5-litre petrol engines will continue. Renault will offer a choice of manual as well as AMT/CVT with the engines. It is likely that fuel efficiency too will be bumped up in the process. Speaking of bumping up, the prices too will have a significant increase. This is a given because of the BS-VI emission norms coming into play.

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