Renault South Africa has rejigged its five-strong Duster range, replacing the two Dynamique 4x2 variants with a pair of new TechRoad derivatives.
So, what sets the TechRoad models apart? Well, commanding a R5 000 premium over the Dynamique variants they replace, the TechRoad derivatives gain a rear-view camera, 17-inch alloys (with red centre caps), exterior badging (though we can see none on the provided press images) and red trim on the side-mirror caps.
A new “Red Fusion” colour is also offered on this model. Inside, Duster TechRoad models feature new upholstery (complete with red detailing on the seats), red accents on the air-vents (repeated around the gear-lever gaiter) and red elements on the interior door trim.
Power comes from the firm’s familiar 1,5-litre turbodiesel engine, sending 66 kW and 210 N.m to the front wheels in manual form and 80 kW and 250 N.m to the same axle in six-speed dual-clutch guise.
The new derivatives include Renault’s five-year/150 000 km warranty and three-year/45 000 km service plan (with intervals of 15 000 km). Check out pricing below...
Renault Duster 1,6 Expression 4x2: R255 900 Renault Duster 1,5 dCi TechRoad 4x2: R293 900
Renault Duster 1,5 dCi TechRoad EDC 4x2: R327 900 Renault Duster 1,5 dCi Dynamique 4x4: R327 900
Renault Duster 1,5 dCi Prestige EDC 4x2: R340 900
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