Renault Dacia Duster Economy class SUV Coming by Oct 2012, Expected Price Under Rs 10 lakhs

French automaker Renault rocked the  2012 Auto Expo after unveiling it’s first economy class SUV Renault Dacia Duster. This world class affordable SUV coming to give sleepless nights to the best selling SUVs like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra XUV500 and Mahindra Scorpio,  Nissan Qashqai , Skoda Yeti. Duster is going hit the Indian market by Dewali, Oct  2012 in an expected price under Rs 10 lakhs in India. It also known as Renault Dacia Duster because The Dacia Duster is the first crossover SUV developed by the Romanian automaker Automobile Dacia.

Its look like Hyundai Tucson but price is lower and offers mind blowing performance. This SUV offers you the choice of  petrol or a diesel engine. The petrol Duster is powered by 1598cc I4 DOHC engine churns out  105bhp at 5750rpm and a maximum torque of 148Nm at 3750 rpm. while the diesel Duster  is powered by a 1.5-liter (K9K) diesel engine  churns out 110 bhp and 85 bhp power and maximum torque of 250 Nm and 275 Nm. Both engine matted with 5-speed manual transmission and optional six-speed transmission. It expected to available in 4×2 and 4×4 configuration priced under 10 lakhs.

This five-seater SUV is  fitted with a 55lit fuel tank Weighting 2557 lbs | 1159.836 kg and promising you fuel economy of 10.0 – 14.0 kmpl.

At last I would like to say that new Renault Dacia Duster is coming to rock the SUV market because it’s best SUV in affordable price like Mahindra XUV500. What you think? Please be open to give your view.

2 thoughts on “Renault Dacia Duster Economy class SUV Coming by Oct 2012, Expected Price Under Rs 10 lakhs

  1. Renault’s focus is to get Duster to the UK market first, that explains why Renault has provided so much clarity to UK customers on the exact date of launch ( online booking with only 100 pounds booking amount starts June 28th 2012). There are no such plans for India ( June?, Oct ?, Diwali ?). The fact is once UK requirements are meet, any excess production will be available for India, that could be the only reason they are not ready to commit anything for India.

    Also, Renault is positioning Duster as a VFM 4×4 in the UK, and expects to get good sales numbers. Which explains why they are non-commital on 4×4 availability in India. The chances of 4×2 leftovers are higher than 4×4.
    In short, UK will have higher priority in sales, spares, support, dealer network etc. over India.
    Another reason for Renault shying away from providing any details in India could be the fact that simply they lack the confidence to take on the biggies like Mahindra, Maruti and Ford who would shortly come up with competing compact SUVs. India is still a difficult market for them as all their products have flopped, not that they were serious about India on these products either. Another possibility is given the bad economic conditions, Renault may want to play safe by going in for low volume, high return markets first and sell any excess production to Indian market.
    At this moment it seems to be a big gamble to buy Renault Duster. Makes sense to wait for other competing products like Ford Ecosport, Maruti Alpha to also get launched and then take a call. I really have a doubt Renault’s half hearted second attempt to make a mark in India is going to bear fruits

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