Mumbai: Renault India announced the launch of the 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine that will power one of the most successful SUVs in India, Renault Duster. With this, Duster becomes the most powerful SUV in its segment in India.

The all new Duster with the 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine will be available in three variants with a 6-speed manual option at a starting price of Rs10.49 lakhs, while the X-Tronic CVT will be available in two variants with a starting price of RA 12.99 lakhs. Renault will also offer the option of the existing 1.5L Petrol engine and the Renault Duster range starts at Rs 8.59 lakhs.

The 1.3L Turbo Petrol engine is an advanced, high-power, turbo charged,BSVI compliant engine that offers best-in-class power and torque of156PS @ 5500 rpm and 254 Nm @1600 rpm respectively. The modern engine comes with advanced technologies like Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) which provides high performance and efficiency, Dual Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and Advanced Thermomanagement for efficiency and reduced emissions.Together with enabling maximum power in the segment, DUSTER offers superior fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl in manual transmission and 16.42kmpl in the CVT version.

“The launch of Renault Duster equipped with the 1.3L Turbo Petrolengine marks a new chapter in the Duster journey in India. This is a world-class engine and powers our successfulglobal SUVs and Crossovers like Kadjar and Arkana.

Duster has achieved an iconic status in one of the most dynamic automotive markets. Over the years, adventure enthusiasts and numerous Indianfamilies have established a strong bond with this True SUV. The bold and more powerful Duster will surely inspire more people to join the growing family of adventure seekers and explore new terrains and horizons, as well as enjoy the effortless driving experience,” said Venkatram Mamillapalle, Country CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations.

To further ensure a continued customer association, Renault has announced a loyalty benefit scheme including an AMC package exclusively for existing Duster owners upgrading to the new 1.3L Duster.

The iconic Renault Duster looks bolder with the Crimson Red Accents on the Front Grille, Tail Gate, Roof Rails & Fog lamp cover which complements the Turbo petrol engine inside. The bold look is further accentuated with the tri-winged full chrome grille, dual tone body colour front bumper which features muscular skid plates, signature projector headlamps with LED DRLs that sync perfectly with the dominating and broad hood. The all new R17 Forza Diamond Cut alloy wheels enhance the commanding look of the iconic Duster.