Renault Duster caught testing again, launch in June

Renault’s next big launch for the Indian market is the Duster SUV which will help revive the fortunes for the French car maker in India. The Duster has caught the eyes of many buyers who want to have their hands on this SUV. Well the wait won’t be too long as Renault plans to launch the Duster in June.

The duster has been caught testing a number of times in India and we now feel it is just in its final stages of testing. Thanks to our friends at Turbos and Pistonz who have spotted theDuster SUV once again.

The Duster is based on the Logan platform and will come with an two-wheel-drive version initially. Renault may also launch the all-wheel-drive variant later if the demand does exist. The Duster won’t qualify for under 4metres as the SUV is 4.31 metres long.

The Duster will be positioned below the Scorpio and will be available with 1.5 dCi engine, seen on various Renault models already. Renault may launch it in two tunes: 85bhp state for the mileage lovers and higher state of tune: 104.5 bhp@4000 rpm spec as on the Fluence diesel for those who want the extra performance. It will also get a 1.6 petrol engine which is the same that does the duty on the Nissan Sunny and will also be strapped on the Renault Scala.

Interiors will get beige treatment on the higher end variants and dark grey on the base variants.

The Duster has a 2.67 metre wheelbase and ground clearance of is 205mm. The SUV will be equipped with 16? alloy. The Boot capacity for the Duster is stated as 475 litres. In terms of Safety the Duster will be equipped with Dual front airbags and ABS (with Brake Assist and EBD),fog lamps, a rear defogger (with wiper and washer), electrically adjustable ORVMs and rear parking sensors. The interiors will get leather upholstery, and a 4-speaker music system with USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth (again, depending on trim).

Well if you doubt the capabilities of the Duster here is a small video which may open your eyes wide open.

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