Renault a French carmaker has recently announced that the launch of its compact SUV Duster has been scheduled to July and had already acquired 1,000 bookings for the vehicle, so far. Renault mainly sales its vehicle through mahindra. This is the first real compact SUV from any global automaker to hit the Indian market, Duster is expected to be priced aggressively at Rs 7 lakh for petrol option while the multi-variant diesel would start at Rs 8 lakh and would cost Rs 12 lakh for the fully loaded vehicle.
The specialty of this vehicle is that its a 4.3-metre and is one of the most awaited cars and will be packed with all features of a full sized SUV, but will be available at the price of a basic sedan.
Renault’s products to date like the Pulse hatchback, Fluence sedan, and Koleos SUV has received lukewarm response from Indian customers as it still fights the legacy of the beaten Logan brand.
It has decided that these will be available on the auspicious festive period in September-October and plans to bring multiple variants to cater to diverse needs of the Indian market. Renault has confirmed that the launch is pretty close and Duster would be a game changer for the French automaker, especially with its 5-seater compact SUV offering.
“Duster would be the most aggressive product from our stable, so far. We are close to finalising the details and introduce it at a very aggressive price. It will have multiple choices with the top-end model having dual airbags, leather upholstery, 16-inch alloy wheels and ABS with brake assist,” said Renualt India spokesperson Rajiv Mitra.