With an impressive 50-year legacy, the BB Group and Renault have built lifelong relationships with their customers. Heading BB Renault Hatfield is Dealer Principal, André Gouws and Sales Manager, Stefan Schoeman. Accompanying my Renault Duster test drive is friendly Sales Executive, Mercia Russell.
Upon first glance, the Duster is a well-groomed SUV that combines comfort with rugged off-roading. The exterior is sported by tough roof rails that can withstand 380-litres of cargo. The side-mirrors and door handles are body coloured which add to the smoothness of the Cosmos Blue Duster I drove. The Dynamique models are decked with front and rear skid plate add-ons and side skirt covers to complement the 4×2 and 4×4 derivatives.
The interior has cloth seats with leather as an optional extra. As per usual, the Renault Duster infotainment system includes a premium MediaNav® Touch Screen which includes Bluetooth, USB, AUX and satellite navigation. These features, together with the cruise control with speed limiter is accessible through the multifunctional steering wheel. For your convenience, included is a parking camera to optimise your reversing.
Space is also something to take notice of, explains Mercia, as many of her customers enjoy the fact that they can fit their golf equipment in the boot without struggle. The front and back seats offer ample legroom for both kids and grown-ups. Additionally, the back seats have a 60:40 split for when you need that extra bit of space.
I quite liked the simplistic style of the interior. It has the key Renault functionalities and the good looks I expected, yet it also surprises with luxurious finishes. I had a good time test driving the Duster around the Hatfield area. I enjoyed the modest comforts such as the steering wheel and its handling on the road. I also appreciated the fact that I didn’t feel as if I was driving a massive SUV, but rather a comfortable sedan.
The Duster also comes with numerous safety features such as four airbags and ABD with EBA. The wheels are 16-inch black alloy which is a nice contribution to a 4×2. With low fuel consumption, you can cruise around without having the worry of steep fuel hassles.
Included with this Duster is a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty, 6-year anti-corrosion warranty, 3-year/45 000km service plan and service intervals of 15 000km.
Head to BB Renault Hatfield today and speak to Dealer Principal, André Gouws; Sales Manager, Stefan Schoeman or Sales Executive, Mercia Russell for the best deal on a Renault Duster today!
By: Inge Stols
Editor: Kersh Moodley