New heights for Duster TechRoad
21 July 2019 | Motors
The all-new Renault Duster models boast new exterior styling, delivering a distinctly assertive and robust look. The car offers a high-quality, totally redesigned interior for a comfortable and user-friendly cabin experience.
The original Renault Duster was designed and engineered to adeptly master tough road conditions, but in a more modest form. The all-new Duster builds on and reinforces the model's existing strengths, but the renowned DNA remains at the heart, i.e. an extremely capable SUV, which is tough, simple and reliable, yet very accessible based on the value proposition.
The new TechRoad's robust and particularly assertive styling highlights its SUV pedigree.
Visually more muscular, the design tone is set by the more aggressive lines, and a more expressive front and wider rear, heightening the impression of stability. Its tough stance is emphasized by its bold, more horizontal lines, new 17” Diamond Cut wheels ensuring a more assertive profile, new prominent silver roof rails, and front and rear skid plates that support its adventurer credentials. The chrome trim of the grille, alongside a raised waistline and the powerful C-shaped light signature complete the powerful stance of the New Duster.
The TechRoad's muscular exterior is enhanced by distinctive bespoke badging and red strips on the side doors, with the new Red Fusion colour bound to be a popular choice.
The new Renault Duster now has even greater off-road capabilities evident by the class-leading ground clearance of 210 mm, with noteworthy approach and departure angles of 30° high approach and 34° departure angles respectively, deeming it suited for all terrain driving.
The interior has been completely re-designed, marked by a spacious and passenger friendly cabin. The upholstery features a high-quality finish, with red detailing on the seats and striking red interior finishes. Particular emphasis has been placed on the dashboard as well, presenting strong ergonomic design.
Optimized travelling comfort is further ensured by the newly designed and more enveloping seats, with careful attention to the materials, fit and finish.
The new Duster also offers a modular interior layout to easily adapt to needs, with the rear bench seat featuring a 1/3 – 2/3 split-fold function, while the boot boasts best-in-class loading capacity of up to 478L.
The TechRoad offers a host of state of the art equipment to facilitate stress-free everyday driving, including on-board GPS Navigation.
Now with Smartphone mirror compatibility, today's top contenders are Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto. Each provides functionality of your phone's system that runs on your car's computer interface, allowing drivers and passengers to control music, navigate, and communicate by way of voice commands and the car's manual controls.
In theory, better apps mean safer driving; if you don't need to access your phone, you can better focus on driving. Plus, the convenience of features such as Automatic Climate Control, Speed Limiter and Cruise Control functions provide superb driving support on the open road.
As is standard across Renault's entire product range, the new Renault Duster range comes standard with a 5-year/150 000 km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000 km intervals, and a standard 3-year/45 000 km service plan applies. – Quickpic.co.za