2018-2019 Renault Duster – the leader among budget crossovers

New 2018-2019 Renault Duster , despite the relatively short history of finding the global market, has managed to gain immense popularity – according to an official statement by the French, 2018-2019 Renault Duster was the best selling model of the company. This fact is confirmed by the output of a million copies a month ago, the Romanian crossover. All this, as well as the recent restyling of the popular model, give reason to meet with the popular SUV close. That is what we are going to do in today’s review, traditionally using video and photo materials.

Serial production of the CD – 2018-2019 Renault Duster crossover began 14-years old ago, and the first year of sales of the car gained popularity among motorists all over the world. Note that the crossover 2018-2019 Renault corporation was created in collaboration with Nissan, the Japanese provided on Nissan B0 platform. Another interesting fact is that about 70% of the components of the first generation of French crossover were borrowed from other models of the two corporations. In Russia, sales Duster was one of the most successful: two years of sales, which began in , the company sold more than 150 thousand copies of the crossover that allowed Russia to become the world leader in terms of sales budget SUV.

Perhaps this is not the least is a credit to Russian designers – A.Kostromina who created the Duster concept car shown to the public in 2009. In any case, the sale in Russia restyled model, the manufacturer puts a lot of hope.

Despite the fact that all the touching 2018-2019 Renault Duster – changes completely fit into the definition of “cosmetic” (a slight change in design of the front and aft), innovations give the SUV quite modern appearance that emphasizes the possibility of off-road cars.


2018-2019 Renault Duster – photo

The front part restyling Duster’a become more solid thanks to a change in the grille and powerful new front bumper, get plastic frame of the lower air intake, a protective “ski” and round foglights.

Photos of the new 2018-2019 Renault Duster –

The fact that the manufacturer has decided to position the new Duster SUV like a particularly visible when viewed from the side car – here stand intricately curved, highly placed wheel arches. Smooth, wide doorways rectangles intersecting lines vyshtampovka and beautiful steps, executed in the form of pads, attached to the side of the completed form.

Picture 2018-2019 Renault Duster

Feed the updated SUV stands out the original form of marker lamps, wide luggage compartment door, as well as the presence of chromium-plated pipe, peering out from under a stylish metallic lining.

  • Dimensions of the updated 2018-2019 Renault Duster – have not changed: the length of car 4315 mm, height of the SUV – 1625 mm, width – 1822 mm.
  • Indicators wheelbase – 2673 mm, ground clearance – 205 mm.
  • The basic version of the crossover equipped with protectors 215/65 R16, installed in alloy wheels.
  • Light-alloy wheels available as an option. Car full weight is within 1280 – 1450 kg.

Referring to the external crossover upgrade can not be called global, but the appearance of the car has become much more attractive and modern, which certainly will affect the increase in sales.

In contrast to the exterior, improvement of interior decoration of the car is almost negligible, despite the fact that in Russia the manufacturer promises a special, better quality finish than European car modifications. The most negative impressions left by cheap plastic, which, in addition, more and scrapie.

Photo salon 2018-2019 Renault Duster

The front panel can not be called successful – it looks too poor, inconvenient location of many elements, access to some of them to the driver makes it difficult to gear stick.

Front seats 2018-2019 Renault Duster photo

Space in the new French-Romanian parketnike more than enough, like substantially increased review and good insulation.

Photo rear seats for 2018-2019 Renault Duster passengers

Also pleased with the increased space and luggage compartment – front-wheel drive models can accommodate 475 liters. payload in the cabin if all 5 passengers.

Photos trunk Duster

The folded rear seats allow to be placed in the trunk of 1636 liters. cargo. All-wheel drive modifications have more modest amount. But the trunk in this crossover is quite decent for a compact car. In front-wheel drive versions in the database it holds 475 liters, which increases to 1636 liters when folded back row of seats. All-wheel drive modification offer only 408 liters of storage space in the database, and 1570 liters with the seats folded second row.

Specifications

2018-2019 Renault Duster platform – the aforementioned Nissan B0, is the basis for the new Nissan Juke and Nissan Terrano, so specifications budgetary crossover quite decent. Furthermore, this framework has undergone considerable modernization – it allows you to install an electromagnetic clutch, all-wheel drive Nissan All Mode system, another bridge behind. In front of the SUV has an independent suspension (MacPherson strut), behind the proposed (optional) two types of implementation of the suspension: all-wheel drive versions for – independent “mnogoryichazhka” for front – semi-independent torsion beam, rack and pinion steering gained power. All-wheel drive cars equipped with vented brakes, the diameter of which is in the basic trim levels – 269 mm, in the top-end versions – 280 mm.

For the domestic version of the Duster is available third type of powertrain.

  • The base is a gasoline 4-cylinder engine K4M 1.6-liter (102 hp, 145 Nm) corresponding to standards Euro 4 and has in-line arrangement of cylinders. This engine is fitted to the front-wheel drive version of the car, running from 5 stupas. Manual transmission – up to 100 km / h crossover will drive for 11.8 seconds, at an average cost of about 7.6 liters komborezhime.. The all-wheel drive variations of 2018-2019 Renault Duster smallest motor is aggregated with 6 mortars. Manual transmission, in this case, the first car to 100 km / h in 13.5 sec., While fuel consumption komborezhime at 8.2 liters.
  • The next power unit for the domestic market has become a 4-cylinder in-line engine K9K, 1.5 liter (90 hp, 200 Nm), which is provided exclusively for 6 stupas. ILAC. The engine accelerates the car up to the first 100 km / h in 15.6 seconds. Consumption is a modest 5.3 liters. – When driving in komborezhime. Another advantage of the motor, in addition to efficiency, was his adaptation to domestic conditions – according to the manufacturer 1.5 liters. the engine is not afraid of even very cold, and it is relatively immune to popular we have poor quality fuel.
  • The top-end for Russian became the 4-cylinder in-line engine F4R, received 2.0-liter (135 hp, 195 Nm) with a 16-valve timing the DOHC, as well as a distributed fuel injection. The engine is aggregated with 6 mortars. Manual transmission, accelerating to 100 km / h in 10.4 sec., And consuming about 7.8 liters. in mixed driving conditions (for all-wheel drive cars). Four-wheel drive crossover option with this engine accelerates to 100 km / h in 11.7 seconds, consumption of 8.7 liters.

Note that all-wheel drive version of the Duster with automatic transmission for the Russian market is exclusive. Automatic for her well developed taking into account local realities and with the active participation of Russian experts, the basis of proven DP2 was chosen for her. The main difference from the automatic transmission fitted to other versions of 2018-2019 Renault Duster, a greater gear ratio of the main pair, the presence of the modified software shell and separate cooling circuit is designed to prevent overheating when perebuksovkah in the snow or in the mud. The need for circuit has been proven during the test on rough terrain – the car without such a circuit, when a significant load on a regular basis there is a failure of cooling pipe.

Driving performance of the French crossover at height: off-road Duster shows good permeability (to a greater extent applies to all-wheel drive versions). In city traffic, as well as while driving on the highway, test drive cars demonstrates excellent directional stability, good overcomes turns – all this is combined with high efficiency.

Price and equipment

In the domestic market the new Dacia Duster will be available in 4 versions of equipment: «Expression», «Authentique», «Privilege», and «Luxe Privilege». The base is an option «Authentique», which is equipped with more than mediocre: fabric interior design, 16-inch. steel wheels, immobilizer, ABS, driver’s airbag. Next in terms of equipment it is a complete set «Expression» – Hardware basic version adds power windows, roof rails, control CH, adjust the height of the column, a simple audio system, height adjustment of the front belts.

The price of the domestic version of 2018-2019 Renault Duster – starts with an attractive level of 492 thousand. Rub. The cost of the cheapest all-wheel drive variants of the sedan is 558 thousand. Rubles, with automatic crossover starting price increased to 642 thousand. Rub. Duster wheel drive with automatic transmission costs from 692 thousand. Rubles, the most expensive version of the car is estimated at 804 thousand. Rub.

Summing up, it should be recognized: in general, the changes have benefited the French crossover. Despite the mediocre level of interior design at 2018-2019 Renault Duster – (Dacia) should pay attention to anyone who wishes to acquire a full-fledged SUV with a very limited budget. This is facilitated by a sufficiently attractive interior, excellent throughput and driving performance, efficiency and reliability of the crossover. However, the most valuable, in our opinion, 2018-2019 Renault Duster qualities (Dacia), is its adaptability to the domestic conditions of use and cost. Of the major drawbacks we note some of the worst performance during emergency braking, and not the best, even for a budget SUV interior design.