Renault India has launched the New Renault Duster Explore today, in time for the festive season. The Limited Edition Duster Explore will be available in two variants - the 85PS RXL Explore and the 110 PS RXL Explore. The two get an introductory pricing of Rs 9.99 lakh and Rs 11.10 lakh (ex-Delhi), respectively.
As the name suggests, the limited edition car intends to showcase the spirit of exploring the outdoors with the same reassuring confidence of the Duster. The exterior modifications come in the form of a new dark chrome front grille and a skid plate. Its new racing stripes enhance its sporty and robust design, while the front houses sharp, bright lamps to set the tone for an expedition. Highlighting its spirit of adventure is the wide, dark anthracite alloy wheels in a new ‘Nouveau Orange’ shade.
The interior continues with the Noveau Orange theme inside, with chrome inside door handles and orange door trim fabric inserts as well as the seat fabric upholstery. The shade can be seen on the gear shift below with orange stitch marks, chrome knob for parking breaks, new orange outlines on the air conditioning vents, leather steering wheel with orange stitch marks, and an orange-anodized instrument cluster.
The Limited Edition Duster Explore features segment-leading elements like Eco mode, Gearshift indicator and Cruise control with speed limiter, amongst others. The car will be powered by the 1.5-litre dCi engine and offers a choice of two power outputs, 110PS and 85PS. The powerful 110PS version has a six-speed manual transmission with gear ratios perfectly matched to the engine’s output with a fuel efficiency of 19.64kmpl (ARAI). The 85PS version features a five-speed manual transmission that delivers a best-in-class fuel efficiency of 19.87kmpl (ARAI).
Among other news, Renault also has a firm plan to aggressively expand the dealership footprint, by doubling the sales and service outlets by the end of next year.