Renault Duster BS 6 launched, base variant now costlier by ₹50,000
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.
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:
|Variant||Duster 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||-|