Ahead of the upcoming festive season, Renault has introduced a special edition of Duster SUV called Duster Sandstorm edition. Based on RxS variant, it is available in both 85PS and 110PS engines and priced at Rs. 10.90 lakh and Rs. 11.70 lakh (both ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. Besides, the edition is available in new colour, graphics and nine exciting changes over the standard model.
Coming to the changes, it flaunts bold grille with black chrome, new smoked headlamps, bull bar with driving lights and triple racing stripes on the bonnet. On the sides, it has Sandstone badge at front doors, stripes on A-pillars and dark anthracite finished alloy wheels. At the rear, it sports dark chrome strip on tailgate along with standard waterfall LED tail lamps. The Sandstorm edition is available with outback bronze, Moonlight Silver and Slate Grey colours.
On the inside, the cabin is spruced up with dual tone seat fabrics, central console, floor mats, gear knob with silver inserts, AC vents and instrument console with florescent embellishments, floor mats with Sandstorm branding. Other features include 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, Eco mode, gear shift indicator and dual front airbags.
Powering it is the same 1.5l dCi K9K diesel engine available in two states of tunes- 84bhp with 220Nm torque and 108bhp power with 245Nm. The 85PS model is linked with a 5-speed manual gearbox while 110PS version is linked to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Both versions are claimed to deliver an ARAI rated mileage of 20 Kmpl.
Commenting on the launch of the new Duster Sandstorm, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Renault Duster, which has over the years acquired the stature of a cult product, has the widest offerings in the SUV segment. As part of our Endeavour to keep our products and services innovative and contemporary, the exciting enhancements on the Duster Sandstorm make it look even more rugged and tough – the very DNA of a true SUV. The new Duster Sandstorm Edition is offered at compelling price points and will provide the owners (with) a bold, intelligent and efficient avatar of the Duster which will further continue to carry the legacy of the Duster forward in India.”