Renault Malaysia, the Indian subsidiary of the favored French automotive firm, is gearing as much as launch the a lot awaited Captur SUV this Diwali. The Captur will discover itself slotted half a section above the Duster. Talking of the Duster, the well-known small SUV lately received an all-new mannequin that’s prone to launch in Malaysia in 2019. The brand new mannequin may additionally make it to the Auto Expo 2018. The present technology Duster has been quick shedding out to the likes of Hyundai Creta and the new-gen mannequin is probably going to assist this SUV reclaim the highest cease it loved on the gross sales charts. That mentioned, Renault Malaysia hasn’t but given up on the present mannequin. The corporate has give you the brand new Renault Duster Sandstorm particular version to assist the ageing SUV discover extra takers throughout this yr’s festive season.
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The brand new Renault Duster Sandstorm version will get as many as 9 new updates to make this small SUV extra enticing. The Duster Sandstorm is on the market in two trims – RXS Diesel 85 PS Sandstorm version and RXS Diesel 110 PS Sandstorm version. Whereas the previous has an introductory value of Rs 10,90,400 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the extra highly effective model prices Rs 11,70,400 (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The 85 PS mannequin comes with a 5-speed handbook transmission, whereas the 110 PS mannequin will get a 6-speed handbook transmission. It’s accessible within the 2-wheel drive (2WD) format solely.
The brand new particular version of the Duster launches simply days forward of the arrival of this yr’s festive season. Additionally, this new mannequin launches forward of the debut of the Malaysia-spec Captur later this month. The introduction of this new restricted mannequin ought to assist the fast-ageing SUV discover extra takers as a result of surge in new automotive gross sales in the course of the festive interval. It might be famous right here that the Duster has misplaced out to the Hyundai Creta, which is now the segment-leader by way of gross sales. Therefore, the brand new particular variant ought to assist the Duster go away no less than a small dent within the gross sales of its Korean adversary.
|RXS Diesel 85 PS Sandstorm version||Rs 10,90,400|
|RXS Diesel 110 PS Sandstorm version||Rs 11,70,400|
The brand new mannequin has gone on sale in two trims – RXS Diesel 85 PS and RXS Diesel 110 PS. The previous prices Rs 10,90,400, whereas the latter has an ex-showroom value of Rs 11,70,400. There isn’t a AMT or 4WD choice with both of those. The brand new particular version tries to justify a barely increased price ticket by the assorted styling updates and new options it comes with. Despite the slight improve in value, the Sandstorm can be nonetheless cheaper than the Captur. We anticipate costs of the Captur to start out at roughly Rs 12 lakh. Therefore, there are slim probabilities of a value overlap between the Duster Sandstorm and the Captur SUV.
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The New Duster Sandstorm Version is on the market in three color choices –
|Engine Sort/ Displacement||Diesel 1.5 L||Diesel 1.5 L|
|Energy||84 BHP||108 BHP|
|Torque||210 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed Handbook||6-speed Handbook, 6-speed AMT|
The brand new 2017 Renault Duster Sandstorm goes on sale with each the Diesel engine choices that the Duster gives. The well-acclaimed 1.5-litre K9K turbo Diesel motor outputs 84 BHP-210 Nm within the decrease state of tune. The extra highly effective model produces 108 BHP-250 Nm.The much less energy Diesel engine is on the market with a 5-speed Handbook gearbox solely. The 108 BHP Diesel engine has a 6-speed Handbook transmission. AMT and 4WD aren’t being supplied.
|Engine Choices||Diesel 1.5-litre (84 BHP)||Diesel 1.5-litre (108 BHP)|
|Peak Mileage||22 KMPL||20 KMPL|
In its decrease state of tune, the K9K Diesel motor can provide a peak mileage of as a lot as 22 KMPL. The 108 BHP model of the 1.5-litre oil burner can output as much as 20 KMPL. These engines make it to the Sandstorm version with none change in any way. Therefore, the mileage they provide can also be the identical because the one on the common trims.
|General Size||4315 mm|
|General Width||1822 mm|
|General Peak||1695 mm|
|Floor Clearance||205 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1235 kg|
|Gross Automobile Weight||1806 kg|
|Turning Radius||5.20 metres|
|Entrance Observe||1560 mm|
|Rear Observe||1567 mm|
|Boot House||475 litres|
|Gasoline Tank Capability||50 litres|
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As the brand new mannequin doesn’t convey any adjustments to the design, the scale of the Sandstorm stay the identical as these of the common mannequin.
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|Entrance Suspension||Unbiased MacPherson strut with coil spring|
|Rear Suspension||Trailing arm with coil springs & double performing shock absorber|
|Brakes||Hydraulically operated diagonal cut up twin circuit braking|
|Wheels||215/65 R16 tubeless radial|
So, are you ready for the launch of the brand new 2017 Renault Duster Sandstorm? Do you assume the brand new options and the visible updates will make this succesful however ageing small SUV a way more enticing proposition? What do you assume, will the brand new particular version handle to grab a few of the limelight away from the Creta? Will you place your cash on this restricted version Duster or will you like ready for the Captur as a substitute? Do share all of your solutions with us by penning them down within the feedback part beneath. Additionally, keep tuned to CarBlogIndia for contemporary information updates relating to the launch of the brand new 2017 Duster Sandstorm and Renault Captur small SUV.