Posted in IndiaThe highly regarded Renault Duster has been round since 2012. The automotive was extraordinarily effectively acquired and created new benchmarks for compact SUVs in India. Its monocoque building and environment friendly engines have been the chief causes it did so effectively. It acquired some updates and a facelift already however now with almost 200,000 Dusters offered in India, we now have unique info on what occurs subsequent. The second era Dacia Duster (which we get badged as Renault) shall not be coming to India. As a substitute Renault India is endeavor a significant funding to replace the present automotive. This can contain one other styling change - or facelift. And extra considerably, it would additionally entail including sure options, inside updates, and security associated modifications too. The automotive must meet the brand new crash norms, and this is not going to want main tweaking in response to sources throughout the firm. India is not going to get the second-gen Renault Duster a.okay.a. Dacia Duster unveiled in 2018 However apart from that there can be plenty of security gear that can even turn out to be normal. Anticipated on that listing are twin airbags and ESC or an digital stability management programme. The automotive can be anticipated to get bigger LED daytime working lights, a extra premium inside end, and a brand new connectivity touchscreen interface. The automotive can even transfer to a brand new drivetrain - however that may solely occur round February or March 2020, in time to satisfy the April 2020 BS6 or Bharat Stage 6 deadline. The India-spec Renault Duster acquired its earlier facelift in 2016 and in addition an AMT model Renault first up to date the Duster with a model new touchscreen infotainment setup for the highest finish in 2014. The 4x4 variant got here in 2015. The next yr it acquired a significant facelift with new grille, headlamps, taillights and bumpers. This was executed only for India, and was not in step with the Duster's world facelift that had occurred in 2014. On the identical time we additionally obtained an India-specific auto choice (AMT) on the diesel Duster on the extra highly effective 108 bhp variant. Badged as easy-R, the AMT has been fairly in style. The automotive continues to be accessible with three engine choices in India - 83 bhp (5-Pace guide gearbox) / 108 bhp 1.5-litre diesel (6-Pace guide/AMT), and 104 bhp 1.5-litre petrol (5-Pace guide/ 6-Pace CVT). The petrol has an auto choice of a CVT gearbox. Renault is predicted to make use of India because the lead improvement marketplace for the following era of the Duster. You possibly can learn extra about that in carandbike's unique report - right here. The Duster's key rivals are the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Scorpio, Nissan Kicks and its personal sibling - the Renault Captur.