Renault India which recently introduced the `Renault ’, will launch this year two new products – Renault Lodgy in the MPV segment and a compact hatch, according to Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India.
Renault, one of the fastest growing automobile manufacturers in India, is also introducing innovative after-sales support to customers. Its latest offering includes integrating extended warranty service contracts with roadside assistance under the brand `Renault Secure’.
“Together with Duster, you will see two more volume drivers in our portfolio. Our aggressive expansion plans will be matched by our sharp focus on offering customers the best experience with our brand, and we are pioneering several initiatives on that front as well”, he said.
The New Generation Duster with several technical and design enhancements has superior engineering, new safety and comfort features and improved fuel efficiency. It starts at Rs. 8.30 lakh (Delhi ex-showroom).
“Duster has firmly established the Renault brand in India, and reflects our commitment of introducing products and services that supersede customers’ expectations. Like all our products, we have kept Duster contemporary and exciting with relevant product improvements and we are confident that the New Generation Duster will further enhance the ‘Legacy of Duster’ in India,” Sawhney said.
Renault has sold one lakh units in India since launch. Built with all the features and luxuries of a premium vehicle at an outstanding value proposition, Duster has been appreciated as much for its futuristic design cues, as it has for successfully combining the comfort and sophistication of a sedan and the robust ruggedness of an SUV, says a company release.
The New Generation Duster features evolved electrical and electronics architecture and a new `CMO10’ engine compartment enabling a superior driving experience with excellent acceleration and low end torque for better drivability. It is also built to be compatible with future regulation and its high ground clearance of 205mm adds to the practicality of the SUV.
The New Generation Duster is expected to be the preferred choice of the ‘Next Generation India’. It is also enhanced with additional comfort features including the arm rest, the gear shift indicator and the new multi information display with service reminders. It includes a segment first ECO mode feature, cruise control and speed limiter, new steering column, new instrument cluster and a speed sensitive door lock for better safety. The interiors have also been refreshed with a soft touch dashboard, new fabric upholstery and a quieter cabin to better the drive experience.
Together with the dynamic new styling features, Renault has ensured that the technical enhancements have led to improved fuel efficiency, with the 110PSdelivering mileage of 19.64kmpl while the mileage of the 85PS variant is 19.87kmpl. Driving in the ECO mode delivers up to 10 per cent higher fuel economy by balancing power and torque delivery in the vehicle.