Renault Duster was the best seller in its segment till the newbies – Creta, S-Cross came in and ever since then things have been sliding big time! It reached its lowest sales volume this July with just 1,005 units rolling out of its dealerships in the country. With heavy discounts available in the present version (also an opportunity to win a trip to Gir!) a facelift was kind of expected…

MotorBash broke the first story back in June that the company is working on a mid-life update for Duster to bring it back into contention, following which on-road spyshots surfaced a few times. Latest spy pics by an Autocar reader, however, reveal the front of the compact SUV for the first time.

This clears that there will be minor niptucks upfront as well with new grille, headlamps and revised bumper as well.

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The head lamps will hopefully get projectors, a much awaited feature which should trickle down to the facelift. The heavily camouflaged test mule is running new alloy wheels which look fresh and contemporary. The interiors, which have been a major concern, are expected to be getting a major makeover along with a list of new feature additions.

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International Duster facelift. Pic used for representational purposes only

The engines though are expected to remain the same 1.6 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel with the oil mill hopefully getting slight tuning for more power and efficiency. Renault, as we understand, is planning for an early 2016 launch.


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  • Amol Salunke

    When is Renault Duster Diesel Automatic being Planned for launch… Please LAUNCH soon… We are waiting.. And are excited about this NEWS…Renault should launch Duster Diesel Automatic Immediately in September ahead of Festive season, to cash on… There is immense interest in Automatic and Hyundai Creta has reported over 30% bookings of Automatic version and they have made changes in their production plans accordingly, infact they were much surprised by the automatic requirement, having expected only 10% of the total bookings.. It means of the 32000 bookings Hyundai Creta has received 9000 bookings are for Automatic itself, which is a significant number and completely new opportunity ….The waiting period for Creta Automatic has gone upto 11 months as per the dealer I spoke to in Mumbai……!!!!!!

    • Saad

      Hello Amol, as per the information we have at this moment, Duster facelift will be launched sometime early next year.
      Automatic/AMT box is definitely under works, however, it may come a little later…