Renault's upcoming Duster 4X4 variant in India will be reportedly called 'Duster AWD', claims report.
The folks at Indianautos Blog have learnt from their sources that car could be named 'Duster AWD' and the preview of the vehicle will start in the country this week. Renault Four-Wheel Drive Duster is tipped to reach Indian shores in September this year.
The new variant of the Duster range-topping four-wheel-drive version is likely to include features like feature touch-screen infotainment system, steering-mounted Controls, 2-DIN stereo system, rear air-conditioning vents, keyless entry and rear-parking sensors.
Antilock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist and Dual SRS Front Airbags will also be available in Indian variants.
We do not have much information on the India-bound version of Duster 4X4, but we are sure it is not much different from the two-wheeler drive.
Though it is offered with two engine options in the international market, India is likely to get only the diesel version.
Globally, Renault Duster 4×4 is sold with diesel and petrol engines. The diesel model is powered by K9K 1.5-litre four-cylinder eight-valve diesel engine, which can generate a power of 107 hp and peak torque of 240 Nm.
The petrol version comes with 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine. The petrol model offers max power of 105 hp and peak torque of 148 Nm and both the engines come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
When launched in India, the new model of Duster will compete with Mahindra Scorpio 4×4 and Tata Safari Storme 4×4 and the word is that the Renault Duster 4X4 would be priced ₹1 lakh higher than the top-end variant of Duster.
In India, Renault recently launched a new edition of Duster as part of the celebration of Duster's second anniversary. The Second Anniversary Edition Renault Duster comes in new Amazon Green colour and packs features like front armour with lamps, Neon interiors and smoked headlamps. The vehicle gets its power from the same 1.5l dCi engine, which can churn out a power of 83.3 bhp and 200 Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.