Renault has announced a big price cut for the Duster line-up. The drop ranges from Rs 30,000-56,000 on the petrols, and Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh on the diesels, which means the petrol Duster now starts at Rs 7.95 lakh, while the diesel range starts at Rs 8.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
The biggest saving is to be had on the RXZ 110 PS AWD model, which, at Rs 12.79 lakh, is cheaper by a full Rs 1 lakh. Other RXZ trims - the 85 PS, 110 PS and 110 PS AMT - have also received big cuts, ranging from Rs 71,000-79,000. Notably, the top-end, manual-equipped RXZ 110 (Rs 11.79 lakh) undercuts the top-spec Hyundai Creta SX (O) manual by Rs 2.7 lakh. Renault attributes this drop to a higher level of localisation, which, according to sources, has gone up from 60 percent to 80 percent over the last two years.
Additionally, compared to its performance in FY16-17, Duster sales have gone down by 18 percent this fiscal; this hefty price cut aims to remedy the situation. There was also earlier a price overlap between the Captur and the Duster, a problem this price drop solves.
|Variant||MY 17 range||MY 18 range (effective March 1)||Customer Savings|
|RXE Petrol||Rs 8,50,925||Rs 7,95,000||Rs 55,925|
|RXL Petrol||Rs 9,30,816||Rs 8,79,000||Rs 51,816|
|RXS CVT Petrol||Rs 10,24,746||Rs 9,95,000||Rs 29,746|
|Std 85 PS Diesel||Rs 9,45,663||Rs 8,95,000||Rs 50,663|
|RXE 85 PS Diesel||Rs 9,65,560||Rs 9,09,000||Rs 56,560|
|RXS 85 PS Diesel||Rs 10,74,034||Rs 9,95,000||Rs 79,034|
|RXZ 85 PS Diesel||Rs 11,65,237||Rs 10,89,000||Rs 76,237|
|RXZ 110 PS Diesel||Rs 12,49,976||Rs 11,79,000||Rs 70,976|
|RXZ 110 PS AMT Diesel||Rs 13,09,970||Rs 12,33,000||Rs 76,970|
|RXZ 110 PS AWD Diesel||Rs 13,79,761||Rs 12,79,000||Rs 1,00,761|
Renault Captur vs Creta vs Duster comparison