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Estimated Price : ₹ 20 Lakh - ₹ 25 Lakh
Expected Launch : October 2024
Mileage: upto 16 kmpl
Engine: 1.3L Turbocharged Petrol Engine / 1.5L Turbocharged Diesel Engine
BHP: Upto 150 bhp
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Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer that has been in operation since 2005 in India. It has come a long way since then with various models on offer. Renault cars are known for their modern and quirky design, advanced technology and affordable prices making their cars popular among Indian consumers. Despite a lean model line-up, the brand has managed to gain a strong presence in the Indian market and is currently on the rise to gain a larger market share with its products the Kwid and the Kiger. Wide Variety of Renault Car Models Over the last two decades in India, the company has offered a wide variety of products including hatchback, sedan and SUV. This means that there is a Renault for every type of car buyer: from budget-conscious buyers looking for a small hatchback to those looking for a spacious and stylish SUV. Renault launched various Renault car models over the years which got mixed responses from customers. This includes the Duster, Pulse, Kwid, Kiger etc. Many of these models could not make it in the market for a very long time and are now discontinued. Renault discontinued the Scala and Pulse in 2017 and now in 2022, it has also stopped producing the Duster. The presently available models have come down to three models, these are Kwid, Kiger and Triber. The Kwid is an entry-level hatchback with a digital instrument cluster and a starting price of 4.64 lakhs. Kiger is a compact SUV which can be bought at a price starting at 6 lakh rupees. The third is the Triber, which is a 7-seater with a 4-star NCAP rating and can be bought at a starting price of 6 lakhs. Styling One of the most important reasons behind the popularity of Renault cars in India is their stylish and modern designs. The brand has a reputation for incorporating the latest design trends in its cars, making them stand out on the roads. For example, the Renault Kwid was the first hatchback in its price range to borrow style cues from the SUV look by featuring a muscular hood and sharp lines which made it look bold and sporty. This is also true for other models like the Triber which has a unique backlight and the Kiger which brings all the elements of modern styling into its design to give a confident look. Fuel Efficient & Reliable While Renault may not focus on this aspect in other markets that it operates in, it noticed that fuel efficiency is one of the most important aspects for any successful model in India. Renault created models in India that are known for their fuel efficiency going neck to neck with competitors like Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. Renault designed fuel-efficient engines, which help to keep running costs down and make them a popular choice for Indian consumers. Furthermore, Renault cars when bought are also backed by a comprehensive warranty and after-sales service network, ensuring peace of mind for owners which adds to being more reliable. Affordable Price Range India auto market is very sensitive to changes in the price of automobiles. Keeping this in mind, Renault kept the Renault car price in India affordable enough to reach the largest customer base possible. A prime example of this is the Kwid which is priced at Rs 4.64 lakh yet gets a multitude of features and futuristic looks when compared to the competition. Even though you will find many high-tech features available on Renault cars, they are generally considered to be quite affordable. This is particularly true when compared to some of the other foreign brands that are available in the Indian market. Renault's commitment to affordability has helped them gain confidence among Indian consumers. Overview & Upcoming Renault Cars Overall, Renault is a well-established and respected brand in the Indian automobile market. Its wide range of car models, commitment to safety, and focus on fuel efficiency and affordability have helped to make its cars popular among Indian consumers. With its commitment to offering good value for money, Renault is a top choice for many Indian car buyers. The brand is further planning to offer a range of electric vehicles in India, including the Renault Kwid Electric and the Renault ZOE. These cars will be powered by electric motors, making them more efficient and eco-friendlier than traditional petrol or diesel cars. Read Also: Your guide to choosing the right Renault car
Renault Cars has just unveiled the all-new Duster globally. This is the third generation of the SUV, featuring all-new styling and a revamped interior. The new Renault Duster is expected to hit showrooms internationally next year and will come to India in 2025. We take a closer look. New Renault Duster: Exterior Design The third-gen Renault Duster retains its familiar boxy proportions but in a new avatar. At the front, the SUV gets slim headlights with Y-shaped LED DRLs, a sleek-looking new grille and a large air dam with a rugged skid plate. Moving to the side, it gets muscular, squared-off wheel arches, new dual-tone alloy wheels, roof rails, rear door handles on the C-Pillar, and a strong shoulder line. The rear end features LED taillights with a Y-shaped design, a sculpted bootlid with a spoiler, and a grey skid plate similar to the one on the front. Overall, the design is more rugged and off-road oriented than the last-gen model. New Renault Duster: Interior Features Renault has given the new Duster a brand-new interior as well. The Y-motif continues inside as well into the air vents, while the dashboard is less cluttered than before. Feature highlights include a 10.1-inch infotainment system, a fully digital instrument cluster, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, auto climate control, wireless charging, ambient lighting, electric sunroof, ventilated front seats and more. New Renault Duster: Powertrain Details While it did not reveal the details, Renault will likely offer the new Duster with up to three powertrain options globally. For India, the company could consider the 1.2-litre mild hybrid making 140 bhp of max power or the 1.6-litre strong-hybrid with 150 bhp of max power. Transmission options will include both manual and automatic gearboxes. New Renault Duster: Launch and Rivals Globally, the new Duster is slated to go on sale by early- to mid-2024. According to the latest reports, the SUV will be introduced in India sometime in 2025. Upon launch, the third-gen Duster will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Škoda Kushaq, Honda Elevate, Maruti Grand Vitara, and Toyota Hyryder. Read Also: Citroen C3X Sedan Spied Testing in India
Renault cars has already showcased the next-gen Duster in concept form, while camouflaged test mules have also given us a glimpse of what it may look like. Now, ahead of its debut later this month, Motor1.com has shared leaked patent images of the Duster. Here’s what they reveal. Next-Gen Renault Duster: Exterior Design The new patent images confirm that the next-gen Renault Duster will be bigger than the outgoing model. However, it will still be more compact than the Bigster concept, which is a 3-row SUV. The production version of the Duster retains design elements from the concept like the Y-shaped headlights, full-width lightbar, slim main grille, and a high bonnet. The bumper features a chunky skid plate and vertical air intake on either side of it. At the side, the squared wheel arches, 10-spoke alloy wheels, contrast body cladding and roof rails reinforce the SUV’s rugged stance while the upward-kinked rear quarter glass is a visual link between the old and new Duster. Moving to the rear, the next-gen Duster’s Y-motif continues with the LED tail light. It also features a boot lid spoiler, a sculpted boot lid, and a muscular bumper with an integrated skid plate. Next-Gen Renault Duster: Powertrain Details Previous reports have revealed that the new Duster will be offered with three powertrain options globally. This includes a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor making 120 bhp, a 1.2-litre strong-hybrid engine pumping out around 140 bhp, and a range-topping 1.3-litre turbo-petrol that makes 170 bhp of peak power. The latter will also be flex-fuel compliant. Additionally, with a diesel powertrain option being dropped from the new Duster’s lineup, the strong-hybrid variant will become the fuel-efficient model. Next-gen Renault Duster: Launch Details Renault cars is slated to unveil the all-new Duster in Portugal on November 29 globally and will go on sale around the first quarter of 2024. The SUV is expected to reach Indian shores the year after in 2025. Upon launch, it will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, Škoda Kushaq, and more in the crowded compact SUV segment. Read Also: Volvo EM90 MPV Unveiled
The price of the upcoming Renault Arkana is expected to be in the range of Rs 10 to Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
The estimated launch date of the upcoming Renault Arkana is set around October 2022.
The Renault Arkana is an SUV that will underpin the brand’s new CMF-B platform. It will most likely be powered by a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine paired to a mild hybrid system producing 138bhp of power.
The upcoming Renault Arkana will compete against the Tata Harrier, MG Hector, Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta.