After a decade since his landing in Argentina, Renault launches the New Renault Duster, a vehicle completely transformed in its design, engine and equipment.
The model, which comes to our country from Colombia, incorporates more technology, more design, more performance, without losing its essence, that of "An SUV that came to democratize the 4 × 4", as they claim from the brand.
“We are very happy and proud to be able to present the renewal of such an iconic product for Renault Argentina and that today is a brand in itself. The New Renault Duster arrives with all the DNA of a brand that has mobilized the dreams of many Argentines and that continues to innovate in the automotive sector. With this launch, Renault once again highlights an icon of SUVs, which was able to democratize the 4 × 4 throughout its 10-year history in our country. Now, more Duster than ever ”, assured Pablo Sibilla, President and CEO of Renault Argentina.
This SUV is marketed in 64 countries, adding more than a million sales worldwide and more than 550.000 units in Latin America, of which about 130.000 units correspond to its commercialization in Argentina.
The commercial launch of the new model was held on Wednesday, June 30, in an imposing and original virtual event with a unique cinematographic setting to represent "The new season of Duster".
The New Renault Duster presents a all-new 1.3-liter TCe turbo engine (Turbo Control Efficiency) 16 valves with downsizing technology, more efficient. This impeller, which dispenses 155 CV at 1.800 rpm with a torque of 250Nm, it is the result of the alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi y Daimler.
It has 4 cylinders in line and 16 valves, direct injection, electronic control of the turbo pressure (waste gate) and timing chain, which results in greater power, greater torque at lower rpm, without sacrificing efficiency and ensuring a excellent driving experience.
As part of its renovation, there is the integration of the new X-Tronic CVT box, in the versions with Turbo engine. This new simulated eight-speed transmission in automatic mode and seven in sequential manual mode, provides excellent response time and smooth, continuous acceleration, which enhances driving comfort. It is worth mentioning that this technology comes from higher segments such as Renault Koleos and the pick-up Renault Alaskan. Regarding consumption, the functions of the Eco Driving, existing systems in vehicles Renault with Media Nav y Media Evolution.
Outside, the New Duster visibly renew the front incorporating the new brand identity in the chrome front grille, a new front bumper design and with its well-known signature LED DRL lights in the shape of a "C", reaffirming the brand identity. Another substantial change in its design is reducing the angle of the front windshield, which makes the model more aerodynamic.
On the side, it presents a integrated slimmer aesthetic with a new roof bar with chrome “Duster” naming and a new side trim. The new 17-inch diamond wheels.
At the rear, the novelties are in the trunk lid, bumper and LED headlights, which transform the perception of the client and reinforce its iconic design. The new trunk lines also stand out, accompanied by a redesign in the rear lights. At the top of the vehicle, the new roof bars complement the rugged look.
As for its interior design, it offers an interior space that guarantees greater comfort. The front seats now have more lateral support and adjustable in height, as well as new supports for the head and arms. When it comes to operating comfort, the new electrically assisted steering, provides greater comfort at the wheel for urban use and precision on routes. The trunk is still the largest in its segment, offering a load capacity of up to 475 liters.
As to its technology and connectivity, has a new equipment that makes it more technological, ensuring more comfort and practicality for the occupants of the vehicle. From a new tachometer, a chrome shifter, a system Keyless Key with Start / Stop start, and a renewed steering wheel with chrome and satin details, to a new multimedia system with 8 ”screen and a simpler and more intuitive interface; whose control panel has a customizable design and offers integration with Android Auto y Apple CarPlay. The new multimedia center allows customization of up to five profiles, which can modify functions without interfering with the other registered profiles. Another novelty to highlight is the possibility of pairing up to two mobile phones simultaneously through Bluetooth.
In the security aspect it incorporates structural reinforcements, presenting an increase of 12,5% in its torsional stiffness, compared to the previous model, which allows to face complex terrain with ease. It is equipped with a new three-point center rear belt and front belts with pretensioners. To assist and facilitate parking maneuvers, the backup camera now includes dynamic guide lines that are complemented by the four sensors with audible alert.
In addition, the new SUV incorporates 100% of the technologies in the range to increase safety on the move: Stability control, to maintain vehicle control in sudden terrain changes or loss of grip in curves; ABS brakes with emergency braking aid; hill start assistant, which keeps the vehicle braked for up to two seconds uphill and hill descent control, in the 4X4 version, which gives the driver excellent stability while preventing the wheels from locking, thus preventing the vehicle from slipping and providing greater steering wheel control.
To guarantee the use of the seat belt, the following are present visual and audible alerts for the unbuckled seat belts on the front seats (SBR-Seat Belt Reminder), it also integrates two points on the rear seats for attaching ISOFIX baby seats. The vehicle also has two front airbags, with a deactivation option for the passenger.
The New Duster maintains the best traction system in its category, with three modes: 2WDIt operates as a basic 4 × 2 where traction is offered only on the front wheels; Car, automatically distributes the force between the front and rear axle depending on the need; Y Lids, distributes the force equally between the front and rear axle maintaining permanent torque in order to maximize off-road capacity.
Undoubtedly a novelty in the new SUV is the function of the 4 × 4 monitor, which is attached to the off-road versions and allows the following information to be monitored: angle of inclination, angle of step and compass.
VERSIONS AND PRICES NEW RENAULT DUSTER
- New Renault Duster ZEN 1.6 4 × 2 with manual gearbox: from $ 2.412.800
- New Renault Duster INTENS 1.6 4 × 2 with automatic CVT X-Tronic: from $ 2.682.100
- New Renault Duster OUTSIDER 1.3 TCe 4 × 2 with CVT X-Tronic automatic transmission: from $ 2.755.700
- New Renault Duster ICONIC 1.3 TCe 4 × 4 with manual gearbox: from $ 2.831.000