Renault Duster of the first generation received a turbo engineAugust 18, 2020
Renault Duster for the Indian market has received a revised engine range. The French manufacturer had to take such a step due to the introduction of the BS6 eco-standard (similar to Euro 6).
As the press center of the brand informs, the standard 106-horsepower atmospheric engine with a volume of 1.5 liters was modernized for new conditions, but the turbocharged diesel engine (85 or 110 hp) left the range, because if Renault specialists would bring it to a new ecological standard, the value of the car would rise. Therefore, the company decided to replace the diesel with a 1.3-liter turbo engine, familiar from the Arkana model. In the local version, it develops 156 hp. (254 Nm), in addition, it has a start-stop system.
It is worth saying that the gasoline turbocharged engine was already part of the first generation Duster line: 1.2 TCe units were used to equip cars under the Dacia brand for the European market. But the cross, intended for India, along with the new 1.3-liter engine, for the first time got a variator transmission. At the same time, a 6-speed manual transmission is also offered, but the all-wheel drive system has disappeared from the set: in India it was available exclusively with the disappeared diesel engine.
The turbocharged Duster model gives out external differences, such as bright marks on the radiator grille, front bumper, roof rails and tailgate, and 17-inch wheels. In addition, the “Indian” car, in particular, has an air conditioning system, a rear-view camera and advanced acoustics Arkamys.
Renault Duster with turbocharged engine already on offer in India starting at $ 14,000
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