The Renault Duster range is finally complete, as the 4×4 model is now available in South Africa.
From the outside and on the inside it’s basically exactly the same car.
The top-spec 4×4 boasts a modern infotainment system with on-board GPS navigation, blind spot monitoring, climate control and cruise control. It also offers a multitude of advanced active and passive safety technology as standard across the range, such as ABS [Anti-Lock Braking System] with EBD [Electronic Brake Force Distribution] in conjunction with EBA [Emergency Brake Assist], making it possible to maintain control over the trajectory in the event of heavy braking.
The 4×4 is distinguished through its range of high-class equipment to enhance the vehicle’s off-road prowess, such as Hill Descent Control, enabling smooth descent of hills without use of the brake.
A MultiView Camera allows for easy visibility of the front, rear or side terrain, triggered by the reverse gear or by a simple touch of the dedicated button, while the innovative 4×4 monitor allows one to even check the pitch and roll angles of the Duster at any given time.
With the Transmission Mode Selector available on the 4×4 Model, the driver is able to switch between three driving modes: 2WD Mode where the engine torque is distributed to the front wheels, Automatic Mode allowing distribution of engine torque over the four wheels or Lock Mode for engine torque distribution to all four wheels.
It’s powered by the same 1.5 dCI engine as other models, but the 4×4 is only available in six-speed manual guise. Renault claims it will only consume 5.2 litres/100km on the combined cycle.
The Duster range comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km intervals, and a standard 3-year/45000km service plan applies.
The 4×4 model retails for R327 900.