Renault India's plans of luanching a 4x4 version of its flagship compact SUV Duster in India, and now the car has been spotted testing in Kerala . And what makes us believe that the spotted vehicle is four-wheel drive (4WD) version is the sticker on the back denoting the same. The 4WD option is already sold in international markets, but not in India because of the high price tag it will have.
Now when Ford is all set to launch its compact SUV Ford EcoSport, which is competing neck and neck with the Duster in several markets, it has become very necessary for Renault to bring some more variants to keep doing well. The company is developing 4wd Duster at its Chennai based plant, which is being exported to the UK market, so it's not going to be a tough task for the company to launch the similar vehicle in India. Although, it's early to claim the success of 4WD version, if it's priced well, we are sure it would attract off-roading lovers as well who are paying more to get a 4wd SUV. The 4x4 version of the car is likely to retain the same 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out the maximum power output of 108bhp and 148Nm of torque.
Renault Duster is the one vehicle that not only brought profits and good days for the French automaker in India, it also brought the culture of compact SUVs in the country, however some automakers tried that in the past, but failed. Launched back in July 2012, the Duster today is amongst the top-selling SUVs in the country, which attracted other automakers too to try their luck in the newly formed segment. Mahindra brought its first compact SUV, the Quanto in October, which too has been able to get the initial success. Next to join the league is the much awaited Ford EcoSport, which is considered to be the closest rival of the Duster, and we all are excited to see the battle taking place between these two super impressive, new era vehicles.
This implies that ' market needs ' means number of the people who are ready to compromise on their requirements is high in India is as compared to to Europe. And there is nothing wrong in it if you have compromising attitude when it comes to spending and saving money.
Now , one more example is that number of people opting to take treatment in hospitals such as Sassoon Pune, JJ, KEM Mumbai, PGI Chandigarh, AIIMS Dehli etc. is high as compared to Ruby Hall Clinic ,Appollo, Breech candy, Hinduja etc. No dobt, the former group is good but not the best.And no dobt, life and limbs are million $ things.
Re: Renault Duster Now Launched at Rs.7.19 Lakh (Coverage – Pg.20)
Renault India Introduces brand new ‘Media Nav’ System in the Duster
Building on its continuing success in the compact SUV space, Renault India today announced the introduction of the brand-new multimedia system, ‘Media NAV’, in the Renault Duster. The Media NAV system includes an 18cm touch-sensitive display, radio, telephony, satellite navigation as well as multimedia connection functions and will be incorporated in the Duster’s dashboard.
“The Renault Duster was a breakthrough offering in the Indian market, with the performance of SUV and the comfort of a sedan at an affordable cost,” said Sumit Sawhney, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Renault India Pvt. Ltd. “With the introduction of the Media NAV system, the Duster now offers enhanced convenience and a more enjoyable drive, all at the customers’ fingertips.”
The Media NAV’s main menu permits easy access to essential functions such as radio, media, telephone, satellite navigation and settings. The system’s Bluetooth® technology also enables drivers to make hands-free telephone calls as well as synchronize their contact book and peruse their call history. Duster customers can also connect their iPodTM or smartphone through a USB or jack sockets located on the dash panel. The Media NAV can be operated through either the touch-sensitive display or steering wheel-mounted controls, while the Media NAV’s intuitive navigation system operates with 2D, 3D as well as Bird view graphics.
The Media NAV’s information and entertainment package is available as an option in the 85 PS RxL and the 110 PS RxZ variants at a competitive price.
i agree with you.. This negativity looks a bit prejudiced and targetted.
Duster appears to be having great success in India as well as in other countries..
Crowned as the COTY in many surveys and forums..