It’s no secret that the Duster crossover is the most sold car of the French auto company 2018-2019 Renault.
In addition, in mid-spring of, with the conveyor descended millionth copy of the model.
Moreover, at the end of last year, the French crossover managed to survive its first restyling.
Together, these facts provide an excellent opportunity for a detailed acquaintance with the updated 2018-2019 Renault Duster in its Russian version.
So, let’s begin.
Serial production of the compact crossover was launched in, the year and the model immediately won the sympathy of motorists around the world.
On the creation of the machine worked together French specialists and engineers of the Japanese automaker Nissan.
The basis of lay crossover Nissan B0 platform, and about 70 percent of the elements in his designs have migrated to other models of the French and Japanese auto companies.
The most popular 2018-2019 Renault Duster enjoys in our country.
Here, apparently, saying that the development of the concept Duster Concept in, he took the most direct participation of Russian designer Kostromin Arseny.
And when you consider that in last year’s restyling was another designer from Russian Evgeny Tkachev, said earlier in the process of creating a conceptual model Lada XRAY, the crossover popularity in the domestic market should be increased even more.
In our country, the budget 2018-2019 Renault Duster appeared in, and since then it has already sold more than 150 thousand copies, which is a record number of sales of all the markets in which is represented by the crossover.
Given this fact, it would be absolutely logical to collect a copy of the millionth vehicle in the territory of Russia, but the French automaker somehow gave preference to Brazilian enterprise companies, where in the spring of year and the jubilee car was released.
Enough already lyrical digressions, and move on, perhaps, to direct acquaintance with crossover 2018-2019 Renault Duster model year.
We begin, as it should, with the exterior.
Although the car and can hardly be called a trendsetter, but in its segment, it looks very soundly, quite carefully and quite modern.
If we talk about the size, the 2018-2019 Renault Duster quite compact crossover that will be very useful for maneuvering in our urban backyards, constantly crowded with parked cars.
The length of the model reaches 431.5 centimeters, 267.3 centimeters of which is reserved for the wheelbase, width of the car rests on the mark of 182.2 centimeters, and the machine height is 162.5 centimeters.
Height clearance (clearance) does not exceed the mark of 20.5 centimeters.
With regard to curb weight, it depends on the version of the crossover and the equipment can be from 1280 to 1450-ti-ti kilogram.
If the exterior of 2018-2019 Renault Duster to the model year special questions arise, the car to the salon of the French claim is.
Even in spite of the special finish for the Russian version of the crossover, which looks a little richer than the European version, can hardly be called 2018-2019 Renault Duster interior more or less successful.
Of course, it is quite spacious as the segment of compact crossovers, and space in the back row of seats is much more than, for example, in the popular Chevrolet Niva.
However, cheaper frankly poor quality plastic used in interior decoration, which is, moreover, very squeaky, eventually spoils the overall picture.
Another drawback in the cabin can be called not too convenient center console, where access to some governments sometimes clutter the selector gearbox.
The advantages of the cabin can be attributed perhaps that good visibility and decent sound insulation, which is much better in comparison with competitors on price segment.
In addition, the compact crossover 2018-2019 Renault Duster has a very respectable luggage compartment model year.
the boot volume in the standard state in versions with front wheel drive reaches 475-year-liters, and with folded rear seats increases to 1636-year-liters.
The all-wheel drive versions with less capacious luggage compartment – 408 liters in the “standard” and about 1570 minute when the rear seats folded.
On the Russian market, 2018-2019 Renault Duster crossover in model year is available with three powertrains to choose from.
On the role of the base it is proposed gasoline K4M series engine with a displacement of 1.6 liters (1598 cm / cc), the four-cylinder in-line arrangement, a system of distributed fuel injection 16-valve timing mechanism type DOHC.
This engine is fully compliant with environmental standards Euro-4.
Its capacity reaches about 102 horsepower at 5750 rpm and maximum torque is about 145-minute Newton meters available from 3750 rpm.
Complete with a 1.6-liter unit or a mechanical 5-band transmission in versions with front-wheel drive, a manual 6-band box in the all-wheel drive versions of the car.
With the first of these crossover 2018-2019 Renault Duster model year to accelerate from zero to 100 kilometers an hour is necessary to spend time 11.8 seconds, and the second even more – 13.5 seconds.
Gasoline consumption in the combined cycle is respectively about 7.6 and 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers.
The second available on the Russian F4R series gasoline engine market received a working volume of 2.0 liters (1998 cm / cc), a four-cylinder, distributed injection function, as well as 16-valve timing mechanism type DOHC.
This unit is capable of producing about 135-year-horsepower at 5500 rpm and about 195 Newton meters of maximum torque at 3750 rpm.
In a pair of 2.0-liter engine gets a mechanical 6-band transmission or 4-speed “automatic”.
Note that the manual is available only in front-wheel drive versions 2018-2019 Renault Duster model year, and the “machine” is available for all versions of the crossover.
The car with the “mechanics” is able to accelerate from zero to the first “hundred” on the speedometer in 10.4 seconds and fuel consumption in combined driving mode is of the order of 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
Vehicle with automatic transmission versions with front-wheel drive gaining first “hundred” for 11,2 seconds and consumes an average of around 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers, while the version with all-wheel drive, these figures represent about 11.7 seconds, about 8.7 liters of gasoline.
There were in the power line of the Russian version of 2018-2019 Renault Duster model year and without diesel unit.
French crossover received a 4-cylinder engine K9K series with a working volume of 1.5 liters (1461 cm / cc), turbocharging, direct fuel injection technology and the 8-valve timing.
Its maximum output reaches approximately 90 horsepower at 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 200 Newton-meters at its peak already for 1750 rpm.
This power unit is equipped with only a mechanical 6-speed gearbox, with which propels the car from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 15.6 seconds.
Here, in a mixed driving cycle it consumes about 5.3 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers.
It is worth adding that the diesel engine compared to the petrol engine is not as sensitive to the Russian winters, it is absolutely not afraid of hard frosts, and not so much sensitive to the quality of fuel consumed.
You also need to say a few words about the individual automatic transmission.
The fact is that the front-wheel modification of 2018-2019 Renault Duster with “automatic” for anyone in the world is not a surprise, but all-wheel drive 2-foot version of the crossover – it is the prerogative only of our country.
First of all-wheel drive version of the crossover offers a well proven automatic transmission DP2.
And it is based on it has developed a new “automatic» DP8, which is equipped with four-wheel drive 2018-2019 Renault Duster 2014 model year.
New automatic transmission specially created for our country with the involvement of local engineers.
Her testing also took place in Russia, so the box DP8 perfectly adapted to our conditions.
It has already been said that 2018-2019 Renault Duster model year based on the platform of Nissan B0, so it is a very close relative of the Japanese crossover Nissan Juke and Nissan Terrano, and the last one is almost twin brother.
However, for the French car platform it has been slightly upgraded, allowing to use all-wheel drive system called Nissan All Mode 4×4-i with electronic clutch and the other the rear axle.
The model has an independent front suspension with struts headed “McPherson”, and to the rear of the vehicle offers two types of suspension.
In front-wheel versions, this will semidependent design with torsion beam, and in versions with all-wheel drive – an independent multi-link system.
Wheels front 2018-2019 Renault Duster crossover axis model year equipped with 269-mm disc brakes with ventilation function (in the most expensive equipment variants – 280-millimeter).
On the wheels of the rear axle set just 9-inch drum brakes.
Rack and pinion steering the machine works in tandem with a conventional booster.
Budget crossover 2018-2019 Renault Duster model year is presented in the Russian market in four trim levels, Authentique received titles, Expression, Privilege, and Luxe Privilege.
The basic version of equipment Authentique French car is equipped with a rather meager, here in the presence of the driver’s airbag, immobilizer, cloth trim, steel rims with a diameter of 16 inches, the luggage compartment lighting and anti-lock brakes (ABS).
More attractive Expression equipment in addition to the above options, receives central locking with remote control, adjust the steering wheel height, electric front windows, a full-time music system, roof rails and some other equipment.
In the Russian market prices for crossover 2018-2019 Renault Duster model year range from 492 000 to 804 000, depending on the equipment version, the gearbox and the drive installed.