Since Renault launched the Duster in 2012, it has became one of the most popular SUVs thanks to its reputation of being excellent value for money.
SunWheels tested the new generation Duster and it’s clear that it picks up where the previous one left off.
We drove the 1,5 dCi Prestige and it was clear to us that while Renault didn’t change the Duster’s appearance too much, they did improve it everywhere else.
The updated Duster exterior has LED daytime running lights and new, sharper grille.
The interior has an improved fit and finish. The seats are more comfortable and sound-proofing is better too. The Prestige also has leather seats, a touchscreen multimedia display, blind-spot warning and climate control.
The Duster has plenty of room for five grown-ups and the 445-litres of luggage space can be increased by folding the rear seats.
Our test car’s turbodiesel engine was fitted with a six-speed, electronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Gear changes were fast and smooth with no jerking or drop in acceleration. Renault claims it uses an average of 4,8 litres of fuel every 100km.
- Model: Duster 1,5 dCI Prestige
- Price: R340 900
- Engine: 1,5-litre turbodiesel
- Power: 80kW
- Torque: 250Nm