Bassoul-Heneine, importer of Renault to Lebanon, is launching the all-new revamped Renault Duster, a genuine SUV for versatile and comfortable everyday driving. Seven successful years after its original release, the Duster’s design has been completely refreshed. The Renault SUV boasts a modern, muscular stance and an even more assertive character, offering a step‐up in perceived quality. The brand‐new exterior style delivers a robust look and a totally redesigned interior offers a comfortable and user‐friendly cabin experience. The new Renault SUV offers bolder personality inside and outside, yet it is still a Duster through and through.
Improved 4×4 Performance
The All-New Duster carries over the off-roading credentials that helped to make the model such a popular success with a high-ground clearance of 210mm, approach and departure angle of 30 and 33 degrees respectively and a break over angle of 21 degrees. The SUV is available with a choice of two petrol engines: the 1.6L 16V 115 HP (4×4 versions) with manual gearbox or CVT automatic transmission (4×2 versions only), or the 2.0L 16V 145 HP with automatic transmission (4×4 versions).
Enhanced Body and Exterior Styling
The exterior is brand-new, featuring more pronounced lines to emphasize the car’s forceful character. The fit and finish have been enhanced as well with a wider chrome-finish grille, a more horizontal bonnet with sculpted crease lines, Renault’s C-shaped lighting signature and LED daytime running lights, scratch-resistant front and rear skid plate. The new SUV boasts 17-inch wheels with more prominent wheel arches, with black wheel arch trims, aluminium roof bars to accentuate the vehicles forceful character and sense of adventure.
Expanded, Comfortable Cabin and Generous Storage
Travelling comfort has reached new heights. The status-enhancing interior has been thoroughly updated for upgraded comfort and to make the model even more practical in everyday use. The steeply raked windscreen and the new generously proportioned dashboard makes the cabin feel bigger. The acoustics have been significantly improved, with special attention paid to soundproofing and cabin insulation which has significantly reduced noise from outside the car. A new modern matte coloured 3D weave upholstery, top stitching, and chrome details create an improved and a welcoming interior
A new seat design with a new frame and denser foam for improved lateral support, durability, and improved cabin comfort. The driver’s seat now comes with an armrest, lumbar adjustment and a new height adjustment system (60mm). The steering wheel can also be adjusted for height (40mm) and reach (50mm) to allow the driver to select the most appropriate driving position.
A High-Tech and Safe SUV
Thanks to its reinforced vehicle frame, new seat frames, side airbags and new safety features (ESP, HDC, HSA), the All-New Duster comes with driving aids for peace of mind and safety. A multi-view camera system which incorporates four cameras around the car, allows the driver park, reverse and maneuver in peace. Four ultrasound sensors located on the front, back and sides of the vehicle provide Blind Spot Warning by detecting other vehicles, including motorcycles and trucks, coming from the rear or side. Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist make driving easier on sloping terrains.
The improved SUV also features positioned multimedia touch screen MediaNav Evolution display with Driving Eco2 and 4×4 monitor for economic driving, automatic climate control, keyless entry and remote locking for a pleasurable first-class drive. New electric power steering makes maneuvering easier in urban areas or when driving off-road.
The all-new Duster is now even more fun to drive. Available in two versions, Life and Intens, the new SUV is available starting at $17,500 with VAT.