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Renault Duster Turbo 1.3 Expected launch Month confirmed

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Renault Duster Turbo

Renault is planning to launch All new Renault Duster turbo by Aug 2020, we have cross checked the same with some showrooms who too are validating the same, first time all new Renault Duster turbo was showcased at 2020 Auto expo, unlike international model Cosmetically there is no major change done by Renault in looks, indeed Red elements are used on front grills and fog lamps to make SUV appear more sporty and on the Duster badging on the tailgate. It also features a new set of 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels.

The Duster Turbo which is equipped with a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine. This engine puts out 156PS and 250Nm of torque. It is expected to come with 6-speed manual and a CVT option,

Earlier Renault decided to introduce the new turbo-petrol engine as a replacement to the old K9K diesel engine. The 1.5-litre diesel engine was not updated to meet the BS6 emission standards and has been discontinued in the Indian market. It used to produce 108bhp and 245Nm of torque.

The biggest change to the upcoming Duster will be under the bonnet. The 1.3-litre, four-cylinder, the engine produces 156bhp and 245Nm of torque.

The engine is currently being used by Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Nissan and Dacia on different models in the respective brand’s line-up.

Once after launch, the turbo-petrol engine is expected to be offered with six-speed manual transmission and an optional CVT automatic transmission. The engine and transmission options are also expected to be offered on the top-spec trims of the compact-SUV.

The Renault Duster BS6-compliant model was launched in the Indian market earlier this year. The compact SUV is currently offered with a single engine option: a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol unit. It produces 105bhp and 142Nm of torque and comes mated to a standard five-speed manual gearbox.

In India it competes with KIA Seltos, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Kicks and Maruti Suzuki S corss

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