The launch of the new Renault Duster SUV, in October 2018, has been a resounding success with a 50% increase in Duster sales. The New Duster range was complemented by the introduction of the much-anticipated Renault Duster 4×4 earlier this year, and now welcomes the Duster TechRoad derivative to this ever-popular range.
The TechRoad displays the same DNA and enhanced genetics as the rest of the Duster range with features specific to this particular model:
- Modern exterior styling exuding a robust off-roader look
- Completely redesigned interior
- Smart features to facilitate everyday driving, inclusive of a rear view camera
- Striking 17-inch Diamond Cut wheels with red caps
- Class-leading ground clearance of 210mm
- Impressive fuel consumption from only 4.8 L/100km
The Duster TechRoad derivative [set to replace the Dynamique 4×2 trim level] is available now from only R293 900.
Strong global sales
With more than two million cars sold globally, the Renault Duster has been completely revamped six years after its original release. The new Duster models boast all-new exterior styling delivering an assertive and robust look. The car offers a high-quality, totally redesigned interior for a comfortable and user-friendly cabin experience.
Equipped with new driving aids and new equipment, the Duster is a genuine SUV which is both versatile and comfortable for everyday driving. The Duster has proved to be extremely popular in the South African market with a remarkable 17 000+ units sold to date since its initial launch.
The new Renault Duster TechRoad’s robust and particularly assertive styling highlights its SUV pedigree. Visually more muscular, the design tone is set by the more aggressive lines, and a more expressive front and wider rear, heightening the impression of stability. The Duster’s tough stance is emphasized by its bold, more horizontal lines, new 17-inch Diamond Cut wheels, new prominent silver roof rails, and front and rear skid plates that support its adventurer credentials.
The chrome trim of the grille, alongside a raised waistline and the powerful C-shaped light signature complete the powerful stance of the New Duster.
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The TechRoad’s muscular exterior is enhanced by distinctive bespoke badging and red strips on the side doors, with the new Red Fusion colour bound to be a popular choice. The New Renault Duster now has even greater off-road capabilities evident by the class-leading ground clearance of 210mm, with noteworthy approach and departure angles of 30° high approach and 34° departure angles respectively, deeming it suited for all terrain driving.
The interior of the All-New Renault Duster TechRoad has been completely re-designed, marked by a spacious and passenger friendly cabin. The upholstery features a high-quality finish, with red detailing on the seats and striking red interior finishes. Particular emphasis has been placed on the dashboard as well, presenting strong ergonomic design.
Numerous stowage spaces are easily accessible with improved accessibility of controls, and amongst others, an enhanced Multimedia experience. The New Duster also offers a modular interior layout to easily adapt to needs, with the rear bench seat featuring multiple folding functions, while the boot boasts best-in-class loading capacity of up to 478L.
The Renault Duster comes with two fuel options and three engine options. There is a choice between the 1.6L 16V and two versions of the proven 1.5 dCi turbo engine. With the Duster 1.5 dCi, driver confidence and comfort are brought to the fore. The Diesel 1.5 dCi 4×2’s engine has outputs of 66kW and 210Nm and consumes from only 5.1 L/100km. The 4×2 EDC and 4×4 Manual versions have outputs of 80kW and 250Nm & 260Nm respectively, with consumption from only 4.8 L/100km.
For greater comfort and pleasure, the six-speed Dual-Clutch EDC Automatic gearbox is now available with the 1.5 dCi Diesel engine. Upshifting is fast and smooth, with no jerking or loss in acceleration, with fuel consumption is comparable to that of the Manual from only 4.8 L/100km.
As is standard across Renault’s entire product range, the Renault Duster Model range comes standard with a five-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km intervals, and a standard thre-year/45000km service plan applies.
Recommended retail price:
- Renault DUSTER 1.6 Expression 4X2 – R255 900
- Renault DUSTER 1.5 dCi TechRoad 4×2 – R293 900
- Renault DUSTER 1.5 dCi TechRoad EDC 4×2 – R327 900
- Renault DUSTER 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4×4 – R327 900
- Renault DUSTER 1.5dCi Prestige EDC 4×2 – R340 900
- Metallic paint – R2 522
- Leather seats – R10 088