Renault has launched a limited edition of the Duster in the form of the Duster Explore. Prices range between Rs. 9.99 lakh to Rs. 11.10 lakh ex-showroom
The Duster has been a huge success for Renault India, in fact it is their highest selling model by far. We here at autoX like the Duster for many reasons. And the fact that Renault keeps introducing some nice editions of the Duster helps spruce up its appeal. In 2014, Renault brought along the Adventure Edition of the Duster with some nice styling cues.
Now just ahead of the festive season in 2015, here comes the latest spruced up Duster, the limited edition Renault Duster Explore. The Renault Duster Explore edition gets a dose of fresh styling cues to set it apart.
At the front, the smoked head lamps that are complimented by a dark chrome grille. There is a skid plate at the bottom centre of the bumper, there is also a faux bull bar built into the bumper, housing two additional lamps. There are even racing stripes running over the car and decals along the side profile of the SUV. The B and D-pillars are now matt black in colour and the trim over the license plate holder is now finished in dark chrome as well. Completing the sporty exterior styling details of the Duster explore edition are the dark anthracite alloy wheels that get orange highlights in the centre.
There is more orange inside the car too, as the door trim, seat fabrics get the nouveau orange inserts as well while the gear lever gaiter and steering wheel leather get orange stitching. Even the air conditioning vents get orange outlines. And it does not stop there either as the instrument cluster is anodized orange as well. The foot mats are Duster branded and have orange outlines too.
Renault has launched the limited edition Duster explore in two versions available in RxL trim for both the 85PS and 110PS versions. The Renault Duster Explore 85PS RxL is priced at Rs. 9.99 lakh while the 110PS Duster Explore retails at Rs. 11.10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Interestingly, the Duster Explore 110 RxL costs the same as the standard model while the 85PS Duster Explore is actually Rs. 10,000 more affordable than the standard version.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, commented on the Renault Duster Explore limited edition by saying, “With Duster, we created a new segment in the Indian automotive industry. Duster plays a key role in Renault’s growth plans in India. As a forward-looking company, we have kept the Duster fresh and contemporary, exceeding customer expectations and building on the legacy of India’s favourite SUV. We are confident that the Duster will continue to be the benchmark in this category, and the newly launched Limited Edition Duster Explore will further build the Duster brand in India.”