Automaker Renault India today launched a petrol powered automatic version of its SUV Duster, priced at Rs 10.32 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

The company also introduced an updated version of the petrol powered six-speed manual transmission of the SUV priced at Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 9.3 lakh respectively for RXE and RXL trims (ex-showroom Delhi).

The automatic variant of the model comes equipped with the six-speed X-Tronic CVT gearbox.

“Duster plays a pivotal role in our product portfolio and with introduction of the new petrol range with CVT, Renault has the widest offering in the segment, enabling us to best cater to evolving customer needs,” Renault India Operations Country CEO and MD Sumit Sawhney said in a statement.

The company has a clear goal of growing the Renault brand in India and towards this, the auto maker is strategically strengthening its product range, he added.

“We are confident that the new Duster petrol range with the CVT will resonate well with discerning Indian customers in the fastest growing vehicle segment in India,” Sawhney said.

The model featuring 1.5 litre powertrain comes with various features including steering mounted audio and phone controls, rear reading lamps and gear shift indicator among others.

Renault also sells Duster with diesel powertrains. Since launch, the company has sold over 1.6 lakh units of the vehicle in India.

Duster is also one of the best-selling SUVs world-wide. It is being marketed in over 100 countries and manufactured in five countries.

Publish date: May 3, 2017 8:59 am| Modified date: May 3, 2017 8:53 am

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