2012 Renault Duster SUV Price in India, Review, Test Drive, Specifications, Features, First Drive, Models and Images

India’s first economic class SUV Renault Duster finally launched in Indian market at Rs 7.19 lakh. The model has been launched with one petrol and two diesel options – 85 hp and 110 hp. The diesel variant is priced at Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 10.99 lakh while Petrol varaint is priced between  Rs7.19 lakh to Rs 8.19 lakh.

It’s look like Hyundai Tucson but biggest competitor of the  best selling SUVs like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Mahindra XUV500 and Mahindra Scorpio,  Nissan Qashqai , Skoda Yeti in Indian market.According to The Hindu.

It also known as Renault Dacia Duster and recently launched in UK market priced between £8995 to  £14,995. The Dacia Duster is the first crossover SUV developed by the Romanian automaker Automobile Dacia.


  1. RxE petrol – Rs7.19 lakh
  2. RxL petrol – Rs 8.19 lakh
  3. RxE diesel 85bhp – Rs 7.99 lakh
  4. RxL diesel 85bhp – Rs 8.99 lakh
  5. RxL diesel 110bhp – Rs 9.99 lakh
  6. RxZ diesel 110bhp – Rs 10.99 lakh

 This five-door, five-seater  Duster SUV gives you the choice of Petrol and Diesel engine and comes 4×2 and 4×4  model.  It will come in three engine options – a 1.6-litre petrol (102bhp and 148Nm), 1.5-litre dCi diesel (85bhp and 200Nm) and 1.5-litre dCi (110bhp and 250Nm). The petrol Duster and the 85bhp dCi diesel version will be available in two variants – RxE and RxL, the more powerful 110bhp diesel will be available in RxL and top-of-the-line RxZ model. All model will mated with 5-speed manual transmission and optional six-speed transmission  fitted with a 55lit fuel tank and promising you fuel economy of 10.0 – 14.0 kmpl. It’s Weight : 2557 lbs | 1159.836 kg.

It also combines Stylish Chrome grille, Twin barrel headlamps, 16” Alloy Wheels, Front Fog Lamps for safety Keyless entry, ABS with Brake Assist & EBD, Dual front Airbags while for comfort it combines a Plush Leather Upholstery, 4 Speaker Music System with USB, AUX-IN & Bluetooth Connectivity, Satellite Audio & phone control, Rear Defogger, rear wiper & washer, Electrically adjustable ORVMs, Rear parking sensors

At last I would like to say that new 2012 Duster is the best SUV in Indian market born to kill the best selling SUV, XUV 500 and Scorpio. What you think? Please be open to give your view.