Facelifted Duster busts into SA

Ivan Leon

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Nearly two years after its local introduction, and a not-too-shabby 8,000 sales later, Renault is dusting off its budget SUV with a facelift.

The Duster's upgrade also coincides with change in production source.

Whereas pre-facelifted models came from Chennai in India, the new versions are shipped from Pitesti in Romania, a move that Renault SA believes will reduce lead times and provide what it calls a "more refined build".

At the front you'll notice a more muscular grille design that uses less chrome to create a cleaner look, while the side view has been updated with fresh alloy wheel designs and chunky new roof bars.

Inside, the plain fabric that covered the seats of the previous model has made way for a patterned cloth, while leather is available as an option on all Dynamique versions.

Cruise control joins the standard features list on the base model, which already includes air conditioning, front electric windows, audio system as well as front and side airbags and ABS.

As before the Dynamique also comes with Renault's seven-inch MediaNav touch-screen with integrated satnav, among other additions.

Likewise, the trusty old engine line-up remains untouched, with Renault's 75kW normally aspirated 1.6-litre petrol serving the more price-conscious customers and the economical 1.5-litre dCi turbo-diesel, with 80kW and 240Nm, forming the upper range.

The diesel is also available with four-wheel drive and remains one of SA's most affordable options, for those wanting something that is relatively capable off the beaten track.

http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/renault/facelifted-duster-busts-into-sa-1.1901915#.VdNeG9WqpBc
 

Lupus

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Who can afford new cars in SA knowing them this will start at R245k
 

FiestaST

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Your link seems broken...

PRICES

1.6 Expression 4x2 - R215 900
1.6 Dynamique 4x2 - R233 900
1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x2 - R254 900
1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x4 - R269 900

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PS: shows you how car prices increased in just two yrs. My old man bought his new out the box 1.6 Dynamique in late 2013 for around just under R200k mark & now pretty much the same model new is R234k...
 
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cr@zydude

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Cruise control is the only really nice addition. I like 'chunky' luck of the current grill. Hopefully this means that Renault will actually have stock of the Duster, it took my Dad about 3 weeks to get his one.
 

far2000

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not a fan of renault, but i really like the duster..heard lots of good things about it..probably the safest French car worth buying...
 

Rouxenator

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When it comes to dusters no one can beat Addis


seriously, who came up with the name for this car?
 

pinball wizard

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PS: shows you how car prices increased in just two yrs. My old man bought his new out the box 1.6 Dynamique in late 2013 for around just under R200k mark & now pretty much the same model new is R234k...

Are you my brother, cause my old man did the same.
 

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The Duster is a perfect car for a car that you don't care to get dirty, scratched while bundu bashing. It is cheap enough and capable enough.
 

FiestaST

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Duster!

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Why oh why does the infotainment system take so long to boot up...Eish
 

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Renault sells 10 000 Dusters in SA, celebrates with limited edition

• New limited edition Duster Explore
• Unique Explore features
• More than 10 000 Duster SUVs sold in SA

Cape Town - Since its launch in September 2013, more than 10 000 Renault Duster SUVs have been sold in South Africa.

To celebrate its local success, the automaker has launched a new limited edition variant - the Explore.

Read: Read: New Renault Duster in SA: Revamped, revitalised

The Limited Edition Explore is fitted with a host of extras and, says Renault, is "a meaningful value-added proposition"; customers can purchase the new Explore at the same price as the standard Duster 1.6 16V Dynamique 4x2.

Only 100 units will be available.


Special equipment

An upgrade of its 1.6 Dynamique 4x2 sibling, the Duster 1.6 77kW Dynamique 4x2 Explore, is fitted with following equipment in addition to its standard features:
• Duster- branded nudge bar
• Limited Edition 16" alloy wheels
• Wheel arch protectors
• Reversing camera

Powered the Explore is a 1.6 16V naturally aspirated petrol capable 77kW/148Nm. Fuel consumption is rated at 7.6 litres/100km.

Service plan and warranty

The Duster Explore is sold with a 5-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty, a 3-year or 45 000km service plan (with service intervals at 15 000km intervals) and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty.
Price and options

Duster 1.6 DYNAMIQUE 4x2 (petrol) Limited Edition EXPLORE: R258 900
Options:
Leather trim - R10 000
Metallic paint - R2 500

http://www.wheels24.co.za/NewModels...n-sa-celebrates-with-limited-edition-20160614



http://www.carmag.co.za/news_post/renault-sa-releases-duster-explore-special-edition/
 
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