SUVs are more than just tough, go-anywhere cars. They are specialised tools for adventure. They celebrate exploration and explorers. Most of all, they allow trailblazers to set new paths and reach places that few have ever seen. To celebrate this spirit, Renault has launched a limited edition of India’s best-selling SUV, the Duster Explore.
When it was launched, the Duster created a new segment in the Indian automotive industry. But Renault didn’t sit pretty on its laurels. To keep the Duster relevant and fresh, it constantly focussed on its evolution and kept enhancing the Duster range. This is why it launched a new-generation Duster, followed by the Duster AWD and now, the Limited Edition Duster Explore. The Indian market has responded with an overwhelming approval which enabled Renault to sell over 1,30,000 Dusters in India.
Designed to defy conventions and conquer all terrains, the Limited Edition Duster Explore arrives in a bold new style without compromising on the reliability and confidence of the original Renault Duster. And why compromise? The Duster has always remained fresh and contemporary, exceeded customer expectations and has become the benchmark in its category. The Limited Edition Duster Explore takes that one step further. It makes an everlasting impression.
The Limited Edition Duster Explore sports an imposing dark chrome front grille and a skid plate that make an already tough SUV look even tougher. New, off-centre racing stripes enhance its already sporty and robust design. A bold front armour houses powerful lamps that light the way for all your expeditions. The smoky double barrel headlamps add character. Adding style is the rear dark chrome finisher with the word ‘Duster’ engraved on it. Matte B- and D-pillars and sporty decals on the hood and sides enhance its already prominent road presence. Amplifying its spirit of adventure are the wide, dark anthracite alloys with new ‘Noveau Orange’ centre highlights. Put together, they make an already dominating SUV even more dominant.
It’s not just a Limited Edition Duster on the outside. The same exclusive treatment continues on the inside as well. The interiors of the Limited Edition Duster Explore are plush, comfortable, practical and represent a higher level of sophistication than expected. They have a snazzier look and feel, thanks to interior chromed door handles, orange door trim fabric inserts and a sporty ‘Noveau Orange’ themed fabric upholstery. A closer look reveals more attention to little details. The gear shift bellow and leather steering wheel have orange stitch marks, the parking brake now has a chrome knob, the air-conditioning vents get orange highlights, an orange anodised instrument cluster and new floor mats with orange outlines and Duster branding. And somehow, all this orange manages to add energy to the cabin without making it jarring to look at. It doesn’t shout. It states its presence with quiet confidence. Adding practicality are features like the Eco mode, gearshift indicator, cruise control with speed limiter and many others.
The Limited Edition Duster Explore is powered by the popular 1.5-litre dCi engine and offers a choice of two power outputs, 110PS and 85PS. The former comes with a six-speed manual transmission perfectly matched to the engine’s output. The drive in any condition, be it start-stop traffic or highway, is always fun. The 110PS still manages to sip fuel frugally and return an ARAI-certified mileage of 19.64kpl. The 85PS version features a five-speed manual transmission that delivers a best-in-class ARAI-certified mileage of 19.87kpl. The Limited Edition Duster 85PS RxL Explore is available at an introductory rate of Rs 9.99 lakh in Delhi and the Limited Edition Duster 110PS RxL Explore is available at an introductory rate of Rs 11.10 lakh in Delhi, making it a very compelling value proposition in the SUV segment.
For the unstoppable
The Limited Edition Duster Explore is built for a new generation of discernable Indians. Feature laden, comfortable and practical on the inside, and eye-catching, powerful and robust on the outside, the Limited Edition Duster Explore is the perfect vehicle for a family getaway and a stylish upgrade for the daily commute to office.
All-new dark chrome front grille and a skid plate reveal its SUV roots
New racing stripes enhance its sporty and robust design
Bold front armour that houses the sharp, bright lamps sets the tone for an expedition
Wide, dark anthracite alloy wheels with new ‘Nouveau Orange’ highlight in the centre exemplify its spirit of adventure
A snazzy ‘Nouveau Orange’ theme in the interiors with chrome inside door handles
Orange door trim fabric inserts
‘Nouveau Orange’ theme seat fabric upholstery
Gear shift bellow with orange stitch marks
Chrome knob for parking breaks
New orange outlines on the air conditioning vents
Leather steering wheel with orange stitch marks
Orange anodised instrument cluster