Renault Duster with new petrol engine and automatic transmission image

The French based automaker Renault has recently announced that the Duster SUV is getting a new petrol engine along with a new automatic transmission.

After the Duster has been placed into the spotlights just a few days ago, with the automaker announcing its United Kingdom launch for early 2013, the car manufacturer has recently highlighted the model once again, this time by announcing a new engine and automatic transmission which will make its way into the lineup. According to Renault, the Duster SUV will get a new 2.0 liter four-cylinder 16 valve petrol engine, which will generate a total output of 135 horsepower and offer a peak torque of 195 Nm, mated to a new automatic transmission.

Renault is also saying that the Duster SUV will only be available in this configuration in Russia and the car manufacturer is probably testing this version over there before deciding on whether to launch it in Europe and eventually on other markets too. There is no official word yet on whether the Renault Duster, with the 2.0 liter engine and automatic transmission, will go to Romania anytime soon, where the vehicle is being sold as the Dacia Duster, so we will just have to wait and see what the automaker is planning.

  • Akshay Kumar

    Duster 4X4 A/T with 8 Airbags and active head restraints is what India absolutely needs right now asap!!

    It would be nice to have some and/or all the options of sun/moon roof, front/rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, park assist, brake assist, night assist, iPhone/iPod compatibility, SatNav. Wouldn't mind paying Rs.1.5Million/30,000/USD or more for all the included options.

    Renault, you listening?

  • Amol Salunke

    When is Renault Duster Diesel Automatic being
    Planned for launch… Please LAUNCH soon…
    We are waiting.. And are excited about this NEWS…Renault should launch
    Duster Diesel Automatic in September ahead of Festive season, to cash on… There is immense interest in Automatic and
    Hyundai Creta has reported over 30% bookings of Automatic version and they have
    made changes in their production plans accordingly, infact they were much
    surprised by the automatic requirement, having expected only 10% of the total
    bookings.. It means of the 15000 bookings Hyundai Creta has received 4500
    bookings are for Automatic itself, which is a significant number and completely
    new opportunity ….