So the biggest blockbuster launch for last year was easily Renault’s Duster. The compact SUV that made sweeping waves across the nation is still one of the largest sellers in its segment.
Renault launched Duster on 4th July 2012 at a price of Rs 8.05 Lakh ex-showroom Pune for the base diesel variant. The price spawned across to Rs 11.4 Lakhs for the top of the line RXZ with optional pack. Despite a higher-then-deserving price tag, Duster sells around 4000-5000 units per month.
There have been various price hike announcements by the company which were attributed to rising costs and other varied reasons. But, today we reveal before you, how much has the actual ex-showroom and on-road price of Duster increased vis-a-vis its launch price.Duster has gone dearer by almost a lakh on the ex-showroom price and that has resulted in a price increase of over a lakh on the final on-road prices. So, the Duster 110 RXZ Option which was available at Rs 13.27 Lakhs is now priced at a whooping Rs 14.37 Lakhs! This is an increment of 8 percent ie Rs 1.10 Lakh on the total cost of the car.
Even if you look at the base variant, Duster 85 RXE which was available at Rs 9.3 Lakhs initially is priced at Rs 10 Lakhs on-road now. Whatever be the reasons, but this is a true reflection of what lack of good competition and successful products bring to the table – insane price revisions to bank upon the hype! A detailed price comparison along with current on-road Pune prices are listed in the table below.
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On-Road Price Comparison of Renault Duster During launch and Current (All prices in Pune)
|Duster Variant||Ex-showroom (Launch)||Current Ex-Showroom||Increase||On-Road Prices (Launch)||Current On-Road Prices||Increase||% Increase|
|85 RXL (Optional)||1009393||1090600||81207||1174303||1269579||95276||8|
|110 RXZ (Optional)||1141906||1236119||94213||1327361||1437660||110299||8|
Listed here are all the prices of Duster in Pune. Duster 85 RXL (optional) and Duster 110RXZ (optional) now come with a Media NAV – Touchscreen infotainment and navigation system.