Renault Duster to get automatic gearbox in 2015

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The Russian subsidiary of French Car Renault has revealed to the local media that the Renault Duster in four wheel drive (4WD) version would be launched with an automatic transmission in 2015.

Though the India bound Renault Duster is only available in front wheel drive version in 1.6L petrol and 1.5L diesel models, the Russia-specific Duster is offered in 1.6L and 2.0L (petrol) and 1.5L diesel under 2WD as well as 4WD options. The Russia-specific 2WD Duster model already comes with an automatic gearbox with the 4WD variant getting an automatic transmission soon.

The sad part at the moment is that the automatic variant has been mentioned to cater to Russian markets alone, but with the French manufacturer having production facilities in Romania, India and Russia- it’s highly unlikely that the new version would be restricted to Russian markets only. Hence it won’t be surprising to see the popular Duster making it to the Indian shores sporting a new transmission.

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Though no details have been made available at present, but the new Duster might get a six speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) that Renault claims to deliver better standard of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to conventional automatic transmissions with fuel efficiency bettered by as much as 17 percent.

The Duster under the Dacia moniker in a new TCe 1.2L direct injection turbo was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month and it’s highly possible that the EDC transmission for its claimed efficiency would be an apt companion for a 1.2L turbo engine.

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  • Amol Salunke says:

    When is Renault Duster Diesel Automatic being Planned for launch… Please LAUNCH soon… We are waiting.. And are excited about this NEWS…Renault should launch Duster Diesel Automatic in September ahead of Festive season, to cash on… There is immense interest in Automatic and Hyundai Creta has reported over 30% bookings of Automatic version and they have made changes in their production plans accordingly, infact they were much surprised by the automatic requirement, having expected only 10% of the total bookings.. It means of the 28000 bookings Hyundai Creta has received 9000 bookings are for Automatic itself, which is a significant number and completely new opportunity ….The waiting period for Creta Automatic has gone upto 11 months as per the dealer I spoke to in Mumbai……!!!!!!

  • Amol Salunke says:

    When is Renault Duster Diesel Automatic planned to Launch in 2015…. there are several news about the launch soon…..

  • ZACHARIAH MATHEW says:

    I AM TRYING TO BUY A RENAULT AUTOMATIC 4X4 WHEEL DRIVE INDIA KERALA
    I LIKE THIS RENAULT NEED POWERFUL ENGINE MAXIMUM MILLAGE
    I HOPE EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THE FUEL EXPENSE OF INDIA
    I NEED PETROL ENGINE AND FOR LONG DRIVE ,WHEEL BASE,
    PLEASE CAN I GET FULL DETAILS OF RENAULT AUTOMATIC 4X4 WHEEL IN KERALA
    AND KERALA PATHANAMTHITTA [DIST] NEAREST DEALAR, AND AFTER THE BOOKING
    HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD TAKE FOR DELIVERY.

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