Renault's tough off-roader: New Duster 4x4 arrives in SA

Following the successful launch of its new Duster in October 2018, Renault expands its popular SUV range with the addition of the new 4x4 variant.

With more than two million cars sold globally, the Renault Duster has been completely revamped six years after its original release. The All-New Renault Duster boasts all-new exterior styling delivering a distinctly assertive and robust look. The car offers a high-quality, totally redesigned interior for a comfortable and user-friendly cabin experience.

Renault Duster 4x4: Fast facts

 • Modern exterior styling exuding a robust off-roader look 

• Completely redesigned interior with superior quality finishes and a range of new equipment to ensure heightened driving comfort 

• New smart features including MultiView Camera, 4x4 Monitor, Hill Descent Control, Blind Spot Detection 

• Class-leading Ground Clearance of 210mm, with best-in class approach (30°) and departure (34°) angles suited for all-terrain driving 

• Improved 4WD driving experience bolstered by the same off-road capability that positions the All-New Duster among the market’s very best 

• Impressive fuel consumption from only 5.2L/100km  

• Enhanced safety levels 


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The diverse All-New Renault Duster range is available at an extremely competitive price point ranging from only R255 900, enabling accessibility to an adventurous lifestyle.The 4x4 derivative is available now from only R327 900.

The Duster has proved to be extremely popular in the SA market with in excess of 16 500 units sold to date since its initial launch.

The All-New Renault Duster builds on and reinforces the Duster’s existing strengths, but the renowned DNA of the Duster remains at the heart, i.e. an extremely capable SUV, which is tough, simple and reliable, yet accessible based on the value proposition.

Tough refined

Visually more muscular, the design has 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 16” wheels ensuring a more assertive profile, new more prominent aluminium roof bars, and front and rear skid plates that support its adventurer credentials. The chromed 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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Off-road capability

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 Renault Duster 4x4 is distinguished through its range of high-class equipment to enhance the vehicle’s off-road prowess, such as Hill Descent Control, enabling smooth descent of hills without use of the brake. A MultiView Camera allows for easy visibility of the front, rear or side terrain, triggered by the reverse gear or by a simple touch of the dedicated button, while the innovative 4x4 monitor allows one to even check the pitch and roll angles of the Duster at any given time.

With the Transmission Mode Selector available on the 4x4 Model, the driver is able to switch between 3 driving modes: 2WD Mode where the engine torque is distributed to the front wheels, Automatic Mode allowing distribution of engine torque over the 4 wheels or Lock Mode for engine torque distribution to all four wheels.

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Engine 

The All-New Renault Duster 4x4 is powered by a 1.5 dCi engine mated with a 6-speed Dual-Clutch automatic gearbox, for greater driving comfort and pleasure. Upshifting is fast and smooth, with no jerking or loss in acceleration. The Duster 4x4 Model boasts phenomenal fuel consumption from only 5.2L/100km, and yields outputs of 80kW with 260Nm of torque and contained CO2 emissions of 138g/km. Inside 

The interior of the All-New Renault Duster has been completely re-designed, marked by a spacious and passenger friendly cabin. The upholstery features a high-quality finish, as does the dashboard, where particular emphasis has been placed on ergonomic design. 

Optimized travelling comfort is further ensured by the newly designed and more enveloping seats, with careful attention to the materials, fit and finish.

Numerous clever 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 a 1/3 – 2/3 split-fold function, while the boot boasts best-in-class loading capacity of up to 478L. 

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Features

The Duster 4x4 including on-board GPS Navigation. It also features smartphone mirror compatibility, with Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto.

Each provides functionality of your phone’s system that runs on your car’s computer interface, allowing drivers and passengers to control music, navigate, and communicate by way of voice commands and the car’s manual controls.

Blind Spot warning detects any obscured vehicles and convenient automatic headlights activate automatically without the driver needing to press a manual switch.

While the Automatic Climate Control, Speed Limiter and Cruise Control functions provide superb driving support on the open road.

Safety 

The All-New Duster offers a multitude of advanced active and passive safety technology as standard across the range, such as ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution) in conjunction with EBA [Emergency Brake Assist), making it possible to maintain control over the trajectory in the event of heavy braking.

Rear Park Distance Control enables easier parking manoeuvres by warning the driver of obstacles situated behind the vehicle by a sequence of beeps which speed up the closer you are to them. In the 4x4 model, Hill Descent Control facilitates a controlled hill descent in rough terrain, without brake input from the driver.

Warranty and service

As is standard across Renault’s entire product range, the All-New Renault Duster Model range comes standard with a five-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km intervals, and a standard three-year or 45000km service plan applies.

Renault Duster Range

Renault Duster 1.6 Expression 4X2 - R255 900

Renault Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x2 - R288 900

Renault Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique  EDC 4x2 - R322 900

Renault Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique  4x4 - R327 900

Renault Duster 1.5dCi Prestige EDC 4x2 - R340 900

Options include:

Metallic paint -  R2 522

Leather seats -  R10 088