Renault Duster 1.3 Turbo Petrol variant launch details revealed
The Duster turbo petrol version was introduced by Renault India at the 2020 Auto Expo earlier this year. It was expected to begin shortly after the expo but the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset postponed plans. Notwithstanding the pandemic, there’s a rising demand for mid-sized SUVs. Creta and Seltos are best selling maps.
With this increased demand for SUVs, the introduction of a more powerful Duster model will help draw more customers to the brand. Later next month, Renault India plans to launch the Duster petrol turbo model. Thanks to its release earlier this year it has already been documented.
Renault Duster’s mid-sized SUV was shown at the 2020 Auto Expo with cosmetic changes-to distinguish it from the current Duster. Turbo Duster offers red-colored patches on its front grille, fog lamp housing, and its tailgate with distinctive badging. This also sported dual alloy wheels of 17 inches of sound. There are also massive roof posts, blacked-out B Pillars, and ORVMs. About lighting, it will receive projector headlamps with DRLs and tail lamps with LEDs.
The Renault Duster five-seater turbo petrol will provide a dual-tone dashboard, power steering, automatic climate controls, and an illuminated glove box. It will feature a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while safety equipment ranges from driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors, hill start assist, reverse camera, and standard ABS and EBD.
An HR13 – 1.3 liters, 4 cylinders, turbocharged petrol engine producing 153 hp power and 250 Nm torque will be supplied by Renault Duster turbo petrol. The engine will be mated to a manual 6-speed gearbox, while an automatic CVT gearbox will also be available.
Renault has also announced that the current 1.5 L petrol engine compatible with BS6 will be offered alongside the turbo-petrol model. This gasoline engine has a manual gearbox of 5 speeds and produces 105 hp and 142 Nm. The Turbo petrol engine is limited to mid- and top-end models only.
The Duster’s turbo petrol engine is said to use the same cylinder coating process as seen on the Nissan GT-R supercar. Daimler and Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance produced the HR13 1.3 Liter engine. It was launched in December 2017 and is currently being used in the Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Nissan and Dacia range on various models.
As the older K9 K diesel engine, Renault has planned to launch this new turbo petrol engine, generating 108 hp power and 245 Nm torque that is not being revised to meet the more stringent BS6 emission requirements and is being discontinued. Renault Duster turbo gasoline will bear a price tag of Rs.13 lakhs. It will compete against Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.