2014 Renault Duster AWD Review
Renault Duster 4×4 is the much anticipated SUV in India and the launch may happen soon in October. The new version of Duster named as Renault Duster 4×4 model packed with 110PS diesel engine. It gets high rugged looks on external appearance. The demand for Renault Duster 4×4 model l is very high and so in future the price of two wheel drive version may get reduced. If you want a low cost SUV, go for Honda Mobilio MPV.
Updated on 25/09/2014
The much awaited 2014 Renault Duster AWD model launched in India. This is the all wheel drive Renault Duster variant. It is available in two models:- The Duster AWD (All Wheel Drive) RxL variant available for Rs 11.89 lakh and the RxZ variant priced at Rs 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Renault Duster 4×4 Key Features
- 1.5-litre 108.5bhp 4Cylinder K9K Diesel Engine
- 108.5bhp@3900rpm power
- 248Nm@2250rpm torque
- 6 Speed manual FWD transmission
- Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar in front
- Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Springs & Anti Roll Bar at rear
- Power steering with Tilt Steering column
- Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted gear
- 5.2metres Turning Radius
- Ventilated Disc brakes in front and Drum at rear
- 16.8 kmpl mileage in city and 19.01 kmpl mileage in highway
- 50 litrs Fuel Tank Capacity
- 215/65 R16 Tubeless Tyres with 16 Inch alloys
- 5 doors and 5 person seating capacity
- 475-litres cargo volume
- 2 Years warranty on 80000Km distance
Engine, Gears and Performance
Based on official sources Renault Duster 4×4 powered by the top of the line 110PS diesel engine. The power pack of Duster 4×4 is a 1.5-litre 108.5bhp 4Cylinder K9K Diesel Engine, which churns out 108.5bhp@3900rpm power and 248Nm@2250rpm torque on ride.
Engine mated with 6 Speed manual FWD transmission. The special feature of Renault Duster in this new model is the, four wheel drive system which allows the driver to select from three driving modes. The vehicle gets rotary dial for drive mode selection.
On 2WD mode, good mileage is assured by powering the front wheel only. The Auto mode offers good torque and grip to ensure safety on slippery conditions. If you choose the 4WD it offers equal torque to all 4 wheels. The four wheel drive is highly useful in dealing with rocky terrain.
What is new in Duster AWD (All Wheel Drive)
- Smoked headlamps
- Gun metal finished alloy wheels
- AWD decals & New three-pod instrument cluster
- Sportier steering wheel
- Bright red and grey upholstery
- New centre console
- Centre-strip on the dashboard is now grey in colour
- knob to switch between front wheel drive
- traction control, cruise control
- Speed limiter, gear shift indicator
- Ambient temperature gauge
- real-time fuel efficiency display
- satellite navigation
- integrated 2-din audio system
- USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity
- ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and dual front airbags.
Renault Duster 4×4 is fuel efficient and offers 16.8 kmpl mileage in city and 19.01 kmpl mileage in highway.
Brakes, Suspension and Dimensions
Renault Duster 4×4 packed with Independent McPherson Strut With Coil Spring & Anti Roll Bar in front and Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Springs & Anti Roll Bar at rear. The SUV features Power steering with Tilt Steering column and gets Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted gear. It also offers 5.2metres Turning Radius.
Brakes used are Ventilated Disc brakes in front and Drum at rear. It gets a 50 litrs Fuel Tank Capacity, 215/65 R16 Tubeless Tyres with 16 Inch alloys. There is also 5 doors and 5 person seating capacity, 475-litres cargo volume. Renault Duster 4×4 comes with 2 Years warranty on 80000Km distance.
Renault Duster 4×4 Colors
- Metallic Woodland Brown
- Metallic Fiery Red
- Pearl Supreme White
- Metallic Moonlight Silver
- Pearl Galaxy Black
- Metallic Graphite Grey
Safety and Comfort Features
The SUV gets Air Conditioner, CD Player, Anti-Lock Braking System, Power Steering, Power Windows and Central Locking as standard features. There is also Rear A/C Vents, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Parking Sensors, Leather Steering Wheel for driver and passenger comfort.
Exterior gets Fog Lights in front and rear, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Washer, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels,Power Antenna etc. For entertainment you have CD Player, FM/AM/Radio, Speakers Front and rear etc.
Safety is well ensured in Renault Duster 4×4 with Anti-Lock Braking System, Central Locking, Brake Assist, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Passenger Side Rear View Mirror, Halogen Headlamps, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Door Ajar Warning, Side Impact Beams, Front Impact Beams, adjustable Seats, Keyless Entry, Engine Immobilizer and Engine Immobilizer.