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Renault Launches Special Duster in India

Renault launches a special Duster model for the Indian market.Renault launches a special Duster model for the Indian market.

Renault has launched the Adventure Edition of the Duster in India for the reasonable price of 964,000 rupees ($14,497/500 million rials).

The Adventure Edition will be offered on both the 84hp and the 108bhp variants of the 1.5-liter dCI diesel engine models. Of course, only the 108hp Adventure Edition come with an AWD in that market.

Coming to the styling updates, the Renault Duster Adventure Edition gets a slightly distinctive grille with chrome elements and a glossy black finish along with a yellow-colored skid plate, NDTV reported.

The cladding on the front bumper gets two extra fog lamps. The compact SUV also gets cladded wheel arches and gun-metal alloys that are slightly different from the regular Duster. There is a nice compass stickering and “Adventure” badging on the D-pillar as well, which reiterate the adventure credentials of this special edition Duster.

The interior too gets denim upholstery, new door inserts, Yellow highlights on the AC vents and the instrument panel and the “Adventure” lettering on the steering wheel and the floor mats. The Duster Adventure Edition also sees the introduction of stone-washed denim seats. The seat covers are removable and washable.

What is also new is the fact that Renault has one more feature to offer and it’s an optional app called Smartapp that feeds live data to a smartphone via a Bluetooth dongle, allowing the driver to record the fastest 0 to 60 km/h, over speeding warnings if the driver is crossing the limits, and many such alerts. The app is available on both Android and iOS platforms.

Renault has made no announcements whether this edition may enter the Iranian market in the next year, but it could offer a similar model with some of the same extras.

Although the Duster model has been for sale in Iran for some time now, the model will start local production in 2018, according to a recent deal signed by Renault and IDRO, which aims to ramp up production to 150,000 vehicles a year.

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said Iran could have demand for 2 million cars in 2020, making it a market with “undeniable potential.”


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