Renault Duster to be launched in UK at the Goodwood festival
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- 10:54 am, June 25, 2012
The Duster will be sold under Dacia badging in UK and will be exported from India.
While the Indian market still waits for the Renault Duster or at least some information regarding the launch dates, the company has confirmed that the pricing of the new Duster will be announced in UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week. The Duster will be retailed under Dacing badging in UK, which is French carmakers low-cost brand for Europe. This RHD (right hand drive) version of the Duster that is modified for the need of the UK market will be exported from the Nissan-Renault facility in Chennai.
Renault will announce the prices of the Dacia Duster for the UK at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 27, and has promised very competitive pricing. The company will also start accepting the bookings for a nominal amount of 100 Pounds, while the deliveries will commence early next year. Renault will offer the LHD (left hand drive) version for test drive at the festival; also displaying the car at all Renault showrooms in the country.
The Dacia Duster will get all-wheel-drive, while this feature will be missing at the time of launch in India. The five-seater SUV will be offered in India with three engine options spread across three trim levels – RxE, RxL and RxZ. The base and mid variants i.e. RxE and RxL will be available with a 1.6-litre, 102 PS, 145 Nm petrol option or a 1.5-litre, 85 PS, 200 Nm diesel option. The RxL and the top end RxZ will be available with the top-of-the-line 1.5-litre dCi diesel mill that puts out 110 PS of power and close to 250 Nm of torque. The latter comes from the recently launched Renault Fluence E4-D and gets a six-speed manual transmission. The other engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a front-wheel-drive mechanism.
The Renault Duster will start at a tempting price tag. Speaking of which, the Renault Duster will be priced between Rs 7 lakh to 12 lakh for the Indian market.
First Published on 10:54 am, June 25, 2012
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