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Renault showcases Duster Detour at JIMS 2013

OD Newsdesk Updated: November 13, 2013, 11:13 AM IST

A Duster being claimed as the combination of "Mad Max, Terminator and Dakar dust" has been revealed. Renault South Africa has unveiled a concept Duster at the recently held Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS 2013).

The Renault Duster Detour, as it is called, is basically a decked up version of the Renault/Dacia Duster facelift. It was designed by a collaboration between Renault's European design arm and a design studio based in Johannesburg.

The 2013 Renault Duster Detour Concept

The podded headlight cluster with LED DRLs, twin slat grille, wide wheel arches, 18-inch dual tone alloys with all-errain wheels, nudge bar, LED taillamps, dual exhausts and spoiler are the cosmetic additions. The car gets a pearl yellow and matte grey paint job with tinted windows and the blackened pillars.

Mechanicals remain unchanged with the Duster still being powered by the 1.5-litre diesel that makes 85PS or 110PS depending on state of tune or the 1.6-litre petrol that churns out 104PS.

"Following the introduction of the ground-breaking Renault Duster range in mid-September, the funky, futuristic Detour SUV couldn't have come at a better time. We've received an amazing response from potential buyers who have flooded our website and social network platforms to discover Duster's line-up. Our dealers are extremely busy organizing hundreds of test drives," said Floyd Ramabulanathe, product manager, Renault South Africa.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.49 Lakhs
Displacement
1330cc
Transmission
CVT
Max Power(ps)
106
Max Torque(Nm)
154
Mileage
-NA-

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