An extensively disguised facelifted Duster has yet again been caught testing in Chennai by an auto enthusiast. This SUV is slated to make an entry into the Indian market at the upcoming Auto Expo in Delhi.
This will be the first complete facelift job that the Renault SUV gets after it hit Indian showrooms in 2012. However, what’s really going to make it stand out, in addition to the visual enhancements, will be the introduction of an AMT transmission. It’s obvious that the car maker has opted for the AMT technology to keep the costs low.
While the overall butch looks that make the Duster prominent are untouched, the front end attracts your attention to the new headlamps split by a more conservative grille, along with a slightly redesigned bumper. The rear of the SUV will get a new tail lamp cluster plus a slightly reshaped bumper. The side profile reveals the use of new alloy wheel design. In all probability, the interiors of this car could be slightly upgraded and we can expect a few more features.
Mechanically, the facelifted Renault Duster will continue to use the same 1.5-litre diesel engine with two state of tunes, 85bhp and the 110bhp, coupled with a five-speed and a six-speed manual gearbox respectively. However, it is believed that the AMT will find its way only to the 110bhp version.