Renault South Africa has just released pricing for its new Duster range.
Starting at just below the R250 000 mark (that’s R3 000 more than the previous model), the base-spec 1,5 Expression 4x2 is the cheapest new Duster money can buy - with the 1.5 dCi EDC 4x2 derivative, now in Prestige guise, being the most expensive at R334 900.
And the 4x4? Priced at R321 900, it commands a R9 000 premium over its forebear, the 1,5 dCi Dynamique 4WD.
With R75 000 separating the base- and top-of-the-line models, Renault aims to make the new Duster more accessible, offering five derivatives at “an extremely competitive price point”.
Renault claims that since its initial launch more than 15 000 units have been sold in South Africa, making it “extremely popular in the SA market”.
According to Renault this new model “builds on and reinforces the Duster's existing strengths”, and it remains “capable” and “tough”. And has equipped it with “class leading ground clearence of 210 millimetres” and a claimed boot capacity of 478-litres (that’s 230-litres more than the previous range).
The interior, which received criticism in the previous car, has been enhanced with high-quality finishes and new technology, such as MultiView Camera, hill decent control and blind spot detection. Leather seats are, however, a R10 088 option. And metallic paint will cost you R2 522 extra.
Renault Duster pricing:
1,6 Expression 4X2 R249 900
1,5 dCi Dynamique 4x2 R282 900
1,5 dCi Dynamique EDC 4x2 R316 900
1,5 dCi Dynamique 4x4 R321 900
1,5 dCi Prestige EDC 4x2 R334 900
Author: Marius Boonzaier