Amidst speculations of the 4 Wheel Drive Renault Duster making way into India, these pictures of a Duster carrying temporary Trivandrum city number plates have surfaced a few minutes back.
The slanting 4WD sticker at the rear is a giveaway that this indeed is a four wheel drive car. This sticker is exactly the same as Renault uses for International Duster 4WDs. However, what is a little baffling is the presence of KL (Kerala) number plates.
Considering that Renault manufactures Duster’s at its Chennai factory, this car should have carried TN number plates. Renault already makes 4WD Dusters for international markets like UK from its Chennai plant. Whether this is an actual test mule or not is not really clear, but if and when Duster 4WD makes way into India, it would be at least a lakh over the current top of the line variant.
And this is where, it starts making a little less sense! Duster is just not a Rs 16 lakh car. Currently, only Tata Safari Storme and Mahindra Scorpio offer the 4 wheel drive options in this segment.
To cash in on the grand response Duster has garnered, Nissan is also producing its own version which is all set to make way into India soon.
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