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Renault Duster: 4×4 model finally joins SA range

When the new Renault Duster launched in South Africa in October 2018, the range was missing the 4×4 model. Now, however, this derivative has joined the local line-up, which swells to six variants.

Priced at R327 900, the 1,5 dCi Dynamique 4×4 sits near the summit of the range, with only the flagship 1,5 dCi Prestige EDC (at R340 900) above it.

As with the front-driven oil-burning models, power comes from the French brand’s familiar 1,5-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. But in this case the 80 kW engine generates 260 N.m (up from the EDC-equipped 4×2 model’s 250 N.m), and is mated to all four corners via a six-speed manual gearbox. Renault claims a combined fuel consumption of 5,2 L/100 km for this model.

The 4×4 derivative boasts hill-descent control and a special “MultiView” camera that lends the driver an improved view of the terrain at the front, rear and side of the vehicle. Three driving modes are offered: 2WD (front wheels driven), automatic (allowing variable torque distribution to all four wheels) and lock mode (locking distribution between all four wheels).

As with other Duster derivatives, a five-year/150 000 km warranty and a three-year/45 000 km service plan (with intervals of 15 000 km) ships standard.

Pricing:
Renault Duster 1,6 Expression 4×2: R255 900
Renault Duster 1,5 dCi Dynamique 4×2: R288 900
Renault Duster 1,5 dCi Dynamique EDC 4×2: R322 900
Renault Duster 1,5 dCi Dynamique 4×4: R327 900
Renault Duster 1,5 dCi Prestige EDC 4×2: R340 900

Source: Car Magazine

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