Renault India recently introduced something unique for the potential Duster buyers in India. Yes, we are talking about the Sandstorm Edition, a special variant of the Duster. This model is based on the RXS trim of the existing SUV and features cosmetic changes and some additional features. Has the carmaker done a good job with the alterations? You can decide for yourself by taking a look at this in-depth picture gallery.
The fascia is noticeably different from the regular Duster. It gets a revised bumper with Duster branding and extra lamps. A close observation reveals that the grille is also blackened now.
Like many other special editions, this Sandstorm version also gets body decals. There are stickers pasted on the hood, doors, tailgate and ORVMs, which add to the SUV’s appeal.
The body coloured door handles and stickers on the door with Sandstorm badging look attractive too. The small sticker on the OVRM also looks tastefully done.
It should be noted by prospective buyers that this Sandstorm Edition will be offered only in three colour options. This includes outback bronze, moonlight silver and slate grey.
The special edition rides on a different pattern of alloy wheels. The new Zodiac 16-inch machined alloys are different from the ones on the standard Duster model.
There are some changes inside the cabin of the SUV as well. The interior is finished in black and grey, while the centre console gets a dark chrome finish.
The shiny black decorative strips can be seen on the door trims and door handles as well. The SUV will continue to get dual airbags as standard.
The most prominent change comes in the form of new seat covers. There are yellow accents and a Sandstorm badging to go with the flow of the exterior theme as well.
Renault has equipped this special edition with special floor mats as well. These get the same colour touches with 'Sandstorm' branding.
As a benefit for prospective buyers, Renault India has equipped this Sandstorm edition with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system too.
The Duster Sandstorm Edition is offered in RXS Diesel 85PS and RXS Diesel 110PS, priced at Rs 10.9 lakhs and Rs 11.7 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. There's no 4WD variant and only the 2WD trim is available.