Posted Thu, 06/14/2012 - 21:54 by admin
Will Renault Duster launch bring forth the recognition that Renault India deserves… or will it be another hit-and-miss product from them? As Renault India puts it; Renault Duster is an automobile that has been appreciated across the globe and they are positive that with its sleek and compact design and built, the SUV will strike it big for them in India. No doubt the SUV has been in news for quite some time now, first during the 2012 Auto Expo, then expected launch, then the delay in launch and now once again the launch of the Renault Duster is due in the next month. With the onset of vehicles like Audi Q3, XUV500 and the upcoming vehicles like Tata Safari Storme, Renault Duster is in for a tough competition. Indians love their SUVs and they have real high expectations from them. To be able to please an Indian with a SUV… it should be a complete package, with power packed engine, fuel efficiency, balance drive, easy maneuverability and comfortable interiors. Will Renault Duster satisfy these criteria?
Renault Duster 2012 launched in Abu Dhabi. On the looks of it Duster seems to be capable enough to be able to match up with the other successful SUVs present in the market. Under the hood, it features a 1.5 litre dCi diesel engine which should be capable of delivering 106.5bhp of power and a torque of 135Nm. Currently the Renault Duster reviews state that the present variant would have 2WD and manual transmission. The 4WD and automatic might come to India a year later. The other features for the car would include 16” alloy wheels, Dual front air bags, ABS with break assist, rear parking sensors and front fog lamps. The SUV would have a keyless entry, keeping it in sync with the latest technology that is being preferred today. The seating/passenger cabin of the Duster can seat 5 people comfortably. The Renault Duster price is said to be set at a competitive Rs. 9.0 Lakhs.
Renault India updates its website with details of the Duster. The upcoming Tata Safari Storme has been creating a lot of media hype and raising levels of curiosity since its unveiling during the Auto Expo 2012. The vehicle would be priced at approximately Rs. 10 Lakh. Safari has been in India for generations and therefore has carved a niche for itself whereas Duster is from a comparatively new company (in comparison to Tata India). For Renault Duster, its positioning and pricing are sure to play a major role in its market standing and consumer response. Here is wishing Renault India best of luck for their latest and hoping that Reanult Duster does manage to match up to the expectations of the consumers and of the company. I shared that Will the imminent launch of Tata Safari Storme make a dent in the sales of Audi Q3?