Seemingly built for adventure with its chrome-trimmed grille and raised waistline, accentuated by 16’’ or 17’’ alloy wheel rims – this vehicle has much appeal. I took a test drive in the all-new Renault Duster, accompanied by James from Renault The Glen who was similarly excited to be riding in the new arrival.

Interior & space

Particular emphasis has been placed on ergonomic design, which can be seen on the dashboard as well as in the high-quality upholstery.

James mentioned that the steering wheel is adjustable for height and reach and the layout can be changed to meet your requirements: the rear bench seat features a 1/3 and 2/3 split-fold function, while the boot has an excellent loading capacity of 478L (in the 4×2 version).

City & off-road

James added that on the road, the blind spot warning (which comes standard on the Prestige models) will alert you to any unseen vehicles, while the speed limiter and cruise control will help you concentrate on your driving, both in the city and on the open road.

When it comes to off-roading, nothing stops the adventurous all-new Renault Duster. Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control also allow you to drive anywhere easily.

Power & looks

You can choose between the petrol powered 1.6L 16V and two versions of the incredible 1.5dCi diesel engine, which has outputs of 66kW and 210Nm, and consumes approximately 5.1 litres/100km. The 4×2 EDC and 4×4 manual versions have outputs of 80kW and 250Nm with an average fuel consumption of 4.8 litres/100km.

All-in-all the new Duster was a pleasure to drive, and even better – it is available in a range of awesome colours from white to Atacama orange.

Contact Renault The Glen for more information or to book a test drive. They will gladly assist you with any questions you may have regarding the all-new Renault Duster.

By Wanita Wallace