-BS-VI compliant Duster will be available only with a petrol engine
-The model could receive a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol motor
Renault has begun testing the BS-VI compliant version of the Duster in India. The company had previously revealed that they would be discontinuing diesel powertrains before the BS-VI norms come into effect.
With the diesel powertrains being phased out, Renault will offer the Duster only with a petrol engine option post April 2020. The current 1.5-litre petrol motor is likely to be replaced by a new petrol unit from the international market. These engine options include a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit and a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit.
We expect the BS-VI compliant Renault Duster to be powered by the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit which could be available in 130bhp and 240Nm of torque guise. Transmission options are likely to include a five-speed manual transmission and a CVT unit. Also on offer can be an AWD variant.
As seen in the spy images, the BS-VI compliant Renault Duster test-mule is wrapped in camouflage although the fascia of the model reveals that it is based on the recently launched facelift version of the model. Renault India will launch the BS-VI compliant Duster before April 2020.