The Duster is one vehicle which does not take time to grow on you. The sheer tough looks just make things so much simpler to like. However there is more to the Duster than just looks. The SUV offers a suspension set up which is perfect for Indian conditions. The ability of the Duster to chew potholes and spit em out is phenomenal. Be it a rough patch or a pothole which has sprung out of nowhere; the passengers feel literally nothing. I personally love the Duster for this trait. At the same time, this big SUV also demonstrates good handling characteristics. It takes to corners with ease and although the steering of our Duster feels heavier than other normal Dusters, it feels fun. Now if you are one of those who missed out on our previous reports, then let me update you that our Duster comes with off road tyres up front and AT tyres up front. If you want the specifics, please read my earlier reports. The Duster also comes with AMT transmission. This new technology has made it possible to bring automatic cars to the masses without any of its negatives. What the system has is an actuator placed atop the regular MT. The drive by wire system sends signals to the actuator which does the duty of changing gears. Now the system on the Duster is not exactly perfect. In fact it feels a bit snatchy at crawl and this causes a bit of a concern while parking in tight conditions. One just has to get used to this phenomenon. On the go though the box works well. However do not expect it to take on double clutch automatics. Also note it costs peanuts in comparison.
THE ABILITY OF THE DUSTER TO CHEW POTHOLES AND SPIT EM OUT IS PHENOMENAL
Two airbags | Auto climate control | AllPower Windows | Electric ORVMs || Audio sys with Bluetooth, USB, Aux | StandardWarranty 2yr/40,000 km I Extended warranty available Model RXZ AMTTest Started Oct, 2018/41,273km Tenure/Target mileage6 months/10,000kmMileage this month800kmEfficiency this month15.8kmpl
The AMT box on the Duster works well in normal circumstances. However it feels a bit snatchy and hence parking in tight spaces could become a problem