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2017-07-20 13:46

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Cape Town - Renault South Africa has enhanced its Duster range with the addition of a new automatic version.

The new diesel-powered EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) will retail for R299 900, with local sales to start mid-August 2017.

Automatically Tough

According to Renault SA: "The EDC unit is a 6-speed auto with two clutches, with the ideal gear selected via an electronic control. This 'dry' dual clutch system combines the comfort of an automatic and the responsiveness of a manual – offering flexibility and fuel efficiency."

GALLERY: 2017 Renault Duster EDC in SA

The EDC is mated exclusively a 1.5-litre dCi engine with an output of 80kW/250Nm, delivering a claimed fuel consumption of 4.8-litres/100km and emissions of 125g/km.

Renault says: "For those seeking an affordable yet capable and versatile family SUV, the Renault Duster presents the perfect package. With its rugged muscular styling, array of advanced features, impressive fuel consumption, remarkable off-road abilities, comfort, space, and competitive price tag, it’s no wonder the Duster continues to be a formidable contender in South Africa’s B-SUV segment."

Styling

The Duster has bold and rugged looks enhanced by its trendy 16” black alloys, ultra-modern headlights and rear lights with striking satin chrome branded roof rail.

Standard features across all derivatives include electric windows, drive-away lock, rear-park sensors and cruise-control. The Dynamique version adds offers additional intuitive technology that ensure driving comfort, namely rear parking camera, 7” MediaNav touchscreen on-board navigation and optional leather.

Safety 

ABS, Emergency Brake Assist, and Driver and Passenger Airbags (front +side) are standard with ESP with traction control on the 4x4 and 4x2 EDC.

Prices 

Duster 1.6 Expression 4x2 - 77kW petrol: R239 900
Duster 1.6 Dynamique 4x2 - 77kW petrol: R259 900
Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x2 - 80kW diesel: R279 900
Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique EDC - 80kW diesel: R299 900
Duster 1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x4 - 80kW diesel: R304 900

Options

Metallic paint - R  2 500 
Leather seats - R 10 000

All Renault Duster models are sold with a 5-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty, a 3-year or 45 000km service plan (with service intervals at 15 000km intervals) and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. 

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