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Renault Duster Becomes More Powerful With The Introduction Of New Turbocharged Petrol Engine

To compensate for the loss of the diesel engine, Renault India has finally introduced a new 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine in Duster's line-up. It is the same turbo engine that also powers the Nissan Kicks Turbo. The 1.5-liter diesel engine was dumped during BS6 up-gradation from both the cars. 

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Renault Duster: Variants And Prices

Renault Duster Turbo is available in three variants with both the manual and automatic transmission options.

Apart from launching the new turbocharged variants, the brand has also increased the prices of RXE and RXS 1.5-litre petrol trims. Here is the updated variant line-up and pricing of Renault's compact SUV:-

1.5-litre Petrol Variants:-

2020 Renault Duster variants

(1.5-litre Petrol)

Old Prices

New Prices



Rs 8.49 lakh

Rs 8.59 lakh

+Rs 10,000


Rs 9.29 lakh

Rs 9.39 lakh

+Rs 10,000


Rs 9.99 lakh

Rs 9.99 lakh


New 1.3-litre Turbo Petrol Variants:-

Renault Duster Turbo Petrol Variants



Rs 10.49 lakh


Rs 11.39 lakh


Rs 11.99 lakh


Rs 12.99 lakh


Rs 13.59 lakh

*All prices are ex-showroom Pan-India.

Duster Turbo comes at a premium of Rs 2 lakh over the 1.5-liter petrol manual variants. 

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Engine Specifications

As mentioned earlier, The Renault Duster Turbo gets a 1.3-liter turbo-petrol unit that produces a max power output of 156PS and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with both the 6-speed manual and a 7-step CVT automatic gearbox. It also comes equipped with Smart Start/Stop tech which stop and restarts the engine automatically as per the driving situations for better fuel efficiency.

In comparison to its Naturally Aspirated 1.5-liter engine, this turbo motor develops 50PS/112Nm of more power/torque. 


1.5-litre Petrol

1.3-litre Turbo-petrol

Max Power



Max Torque



Gearbox Options

5-speed Manual

6-speed Manual / 7-step CVT



16.kmpl (Manual) / 16.42kmpl (CVT)


Not only on the power front, but it is also more fuel-efficient than the 1.5 petrol mill. 

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Gets Causmetic Upgrades Too

To differentiate the turbo variants from the standard variants, Renault has done some cosmetics up-gradation. These changes include a new set of 17-inch Diamond cut alloys wheels with red color accent, a news matte black tailgate decorated with Duster badging in crimson red, 'Turbo' emblem above the variant badging (on the rear), and a new black KAYAK roofrails with crimson red accents. The Red color is also highlighted on the front grille. 


The Duster now gets the new Remote Precooling feature that allows you to start the car and cool the cabin via a button on the key fob, even before you step in. The safety department has also been improved with the inclusion of new Electronic Stability Program and Hill Start Assist functions.

2020 renault duster interior

Apart from these, it continues to get the equipment like projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity, auto climate control, height-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, steering mounted controls, cruise control, keyless entry, cooled storage, electrically adjustable and foldable side mirrors, Day/Night IRVM, speed limiter, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, speed-sensing door lock, impact sensing door unlock, rear parking sensors, reverse camera with guidelines, etc. 

Author's Take

Introducing the Turbocharged petrol engine in Duster's lineup is a good move, as it will now gain more attention from buyers, thanks to the most powerful engine of the segment and the choice of a CVT automatic gearbox. However, it still misses out the all-wheel drivetrain (AWD) option, which used to be its center of attraction in the BS4 era.