Renault has quietly introduced the ‘Adventure Edition’ of the facelifted Duster at Rs 9.64 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). It is available in both versions of the 1.5-litre dCi diesel – 85PS and 110PS – though the 110PS version can only be had with the AWD (all-wheel drive) variant. The six-speed manual (FWD) and the AMT (automated manual transmission) variants of the 110PS diesel are not offered with it.
Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
The Adventure Editions are nearly 10k costlier than their corresponding variants:
Adventure Edition RXE 85PS – Rs 9.64 lakh
Adventure Edition RXL 85PS – Rs 10.45 lakh
Adventure Edition RXZ AWD 110PS – Rs 13.77 lakh
The Adventure Editions come sans chrome appliques and offer glossy black finish instead; grille and the licence applique are finished in the same
Unlike the stock Duster, they come with all-around body cladding along with a ‘front armour’ with lamps and Duster branding
Feature a compass decal on the D-pillar along with ‘Adventure’ branding
Mustard Yellow coloured front faux skid plate and roof rails
Two new colours on offer – Outback Bronze and Slate Grey – while the existing Pearl White and Moonlight Silver are also offered
Interestingly, they come upholstered in denim, also have zips
New black door fabric inserts and leather-wrapped steering wheel, both with contrasting Mustard Yellow stitching
Mustard Yellow highlights on air vents and central dial of the instrument cluster
Adventure branding on steering wheel and floor mats
Each of the Adventure Editions come with the features pertaining to their corresponding variants. However, the steering-mounted audio control is standard across the Adventure Edition range, and the 85PS RXL variant comes with touchscreen infotainment system, though without navigation (110PS AWD features navigation).
Besides all this, the Adventure Editions will also offer Renault’s new optional app – SmartDrive – which will feed live data to your smartphone via a Bluetooth dongle. The app will provide most of the driving data such as fastest 0-60kmph time, overspeeding warnings along with other alerts.