Renault Duster BS 6 launched, base variant now costlier by 50,000

The BS 6 Renault Duster is available with the H4K 1.5-litre petrol engine. It now misses out on the AWD option.
By : Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 17 Mar 2020, 02:48 PM
2020 Renault Duster BS 6
2020 Renault Duster BS 6
2020 Renault Duster BS 6
2020 Renault Duster BS 6

Renault Duster BS 6 has been launched in the Indian market priced from 8.49 lakh*. In comparison to the previous model, the updated entry-level Duster RXE now starts at a considerable higher price tag of 50,000. However, the mid-spec RXS variant is only costlier by about 10,000. With the BS 6 update, the Duster has also received a new top-spec RXZ petrol variant which retails at 9.99 lakh*.

The BS 6 Renault Duster is available with the H4K 1.5-litre petrol engine. Like the previous BS 4 model, it belts out 106 PS and 142 Nm of torque and comes teamed-up with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the CVT option has now been given a miss.

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The previous BS 4 model also used the K9K 1.5-litre dCi diesel which was known to deliver 110 PS of power and 245 Nm of torque, but it's missed out in the Duster's newest avatar.

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Later, the SUV will also be available with an all-new 1.3-litre TCe turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a standard 6-speed manual transmission and CVT (optional). Though it is yet to be confirmed officially.

This 1.3-litre TCe engine (internally known as HR13) is co-developed under the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler. In the India-spec Duster, this unit will have a maximum power output of 156 PS along with 250 Nm of torque.

The BS 6 compliant Duster BS 6 will is available in RXE, RXS and RXZ trims. The previous model came along with an additional RXS(O) trim as well. Also what's missing from BS 6 Duster is an AWD option. This has been excluded to keep the overall costs under check.

Find the Duster BS 4 vs Duster BS 6 prices* in the table below:

VariantDuster BS 4 Duster BS 6 Price hike
Petrol RXE 7.99 lakh 8.49 lakh 49,000
Petrol RXS 9.19 lakh 9.29 lakh 9,000
Petrol RXZ- 9.99 lakh-

*Ex-showroom Delhi

First Published Date: 17 Mar 2020, 02:41 PM IST
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