It was in 2012 that French automaker Renault launched the Duster SUV in the Indian market, and since then the car has done quite well. Now, the company has launched the 'Adventure Edition' of the facelifted model of the Duster at Rs 9.64 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The new edition is available in both the trims of the 1.5-litre dCi diesel -- 85PS and 110PS -- although the 110PS variant will come only in the AWD (all-wheel drive) variant.
Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
The Adventure Editions are nearly 10k costlier than their corresponding variants:
Adventure Edition RXE 85PS – Rs 9.64 lakh
Adventure Edition RXL 85PS – Rs 10.45 lakh
Adventure Edition RXZ AWD 110PS – Rs 13.77 lakh.
The Adventure Editions come sans chrome appliques and offer glossy black finish instead; grille and the licence applique are finished in the same
Unlike the stock Duster, they come with all-around body cladding along with a ‘front armour’ with lamps and Duster branding
Feature a compass decal on the D-pillar along with ‘Adventure’ branding
Mustard Yellow coloured front faux skid plate and roof rails
Two new colours on offer – Outback Bronze and Slate Grey – while the existing Pearl White and Moonlight Silver are also offered
Interestingly, they come upholstered in denim, also have zips
New black door fabric inserts and leather-wrapped steering wheel, both with contrasting Mustard Yellow stitching
Mustard Yellow highlights on air vents and central dial of the instrument cluster
Adventure branding on steering wheel and floor mats
Each of the Adventure Editions come with the features pertaining to their corresponding variants. However, the steering-mounted audio control is standard across the Adventure Edition range, and the 85PS RXL variant comes with touchscreen infotainment system, though without navigation (110PS AWD features navigation).
Besides all this, the Adventure Editions will also offer Renault’s new optional app – SmartDrive – which will feed live data to your smartphone via a Bluetooth dongle. The app will provide most of the driving data such as fastest 0-60kmph time, overspeeding warnings along with other alerts.