Re­nault Duster AMT

Two airbags | Auto cli­mate con­trol | All Power Win­dows | Elec­tric ORVMs || Au­dio sys with Blue­tooth, USB, Aux | Stan­dard War­ranty 2yr/40,000 km I Ex­tended war­ranty avail­able

Auto Today - - Dashboard - Rahul Ghosh As­so­ciate Ed­i­tor [email protected]­to­ @bul­let­com­pany

The in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem is well loaded but the po­si­tion of th unit makes it dif­fi­cult to fol­low the re­verse cam­era

The past month has been a har­row­ing one for me. I needed a car which I could lit­er­ally live out off and it was the Duster for me. The Duster had al­ways been spa­cious, but I re­alised it was ver­sa­tile too. Af­ter a day of toil­ing through var­i­ous floors of a hos­pi­tal, I came down to the Duster for some com­fort. The rear seats are foldable and this meant enough space for my sleep­ing bag. I could then get a few hours of sleep in com­fort, rather than on the re­cliner at the hos­pi­tal. The in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem came handy too. At night, I played some sooth­ing mu­sic and lit­er­ally passed out in the cabin. The 12V charg­ing socket kept my smart phone juiced up. Blue­tooth also worked flaw­lessly.

For those aware of Delhi park­ing is­sues, would re­late to my prob­lem. One night, the hos­pi­tal park­ing lot was full, and the only spot va­cant had a big slab of rock right where the front right wheel would reach. Without a shadow of doubt, I inched the wheel up on the slab and it climbed up with ease. It was then that I could go back to the chores await­ing me. Quite sim­ply, the ver­sa­til­ity of the Duster has had me floored.

Lastly, the 1.5-litre dCi mo­tor con­tin­ued to be ever so ef­fi­cient. I filled up the tank and the fuel gauge did not dip below the half tank mark even af­ter a week of driv­ing. Later I re­alised that this 40,000km Duster was still of­fer­ing nearly 16kmpl.


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