Renault India launched the new Renault Duster Explore today. According to Renault India, the limited edition Duster Explore “celebrates the essence of adventure and symbolizes the indomitable spirit of exploring the outdoors”. The Duster Explore, made for the “discerning Indian adventurer”, will be available in 2 variants, the Duster 85 PS RXL Explore and the Duster 110 PS RXL Explore; priced at an introductory pricing of INR 9.99 lakh and INR 11.10 lakh (ex-Delhi), respectively.
Exterior embellishments on the Duster Explore includes a dark chrome front grille, a front skid plate, new racing stripes, a front armour that houses secondary fog lamps, smoked headlamps and a tailgate that has a dark chrome finisher with ‘Duster’ engraved on it. Other details comprise of matt black stripping on B & D pillars and decals on the hood and sides, along with dark anthracite alloy wheels with new ‘Nouveau Orange’ highlight in the centre.
The interiors of the Limited Edition Duster Explore feature chrome inside door handles, orange door trim fabric inserts, sporty ‘Nouveau Orange’ theme seat fabric upholstery, gear shift bellow with orange stitch marks, chrome knob for parking breaks, new orange outlines on the air conditioning vents, leather steering wheel with orange stitch marks, an orange anodized instrument cluster, new floor mats with orange outline and Duster branding.
The Limited Edition Duster Explore is powered by the familiar 1.5 litre dCi engine and offers a choice of two power outputs, 110 PS and 85 PS. The 110 PS version has a 6 speed manual transmission, and delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.64 kmpl (ARAI). The 85 PS version features a 5-speed manual transmission and delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.87 kmpl (ARAI).
Speaking about the new Limited Edition Duster Explore, Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations shared, “With Duster, we created a new segment in the Indian automotive industry. Duster plays a key role in Renault’s growth plans in India. As a forward-looking company, we have kept the Duster fresh and contemporary, exceeding customer expectations and building on the legacy of India’s favourite SUV. We are confident that the Duster will continue to be the benchmark in this category, and the newly launched Limited Edition Duster Explore will further build the Duster brand in India.”