Renault has earlier planned to halt the production of diesel models in India. After noticing the increase in demand for the petrol variant, the company took such a measure. However, the main reason is the BS6 emission norms, which forced many automotive makers to draw diesel line up to comply with the new standards.
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The company stopped its best-selling 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Duster and optional 4×4 assembly. The fans were somewhere waiting for the company to announce a powerful engine. So, the company showcased a new 1.3-litre HR13 turbocharged petrol powertrain at the 2020 Auto Expo. The fans were excitedly waiting to get the new unit in India.
The compact SUV Duster received a recent update to BS6 norms. The company The model is now available with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which is capable of making 106 PS of max power and 142 Nm of peak torque. The most shocking report for the company occurred when the sales dropped for the model. It might be due to the increasing popularity of its rivals.
The updated model will be designed with a new front grille highlighted with red-shaded elements, fog lamp installation, and the model badge on the rear. It will sit on 17-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. The new Duster is likely to be powered by the 1.3-litre ‘HR13’ engine, which was unwrapped with Nissan Kicks in the Indian market. The new engine will make 156bhp of power and 245Nm of peak torque
The engine is developed with cylinder coating technology, based on Nissan GT-R. It is expected to be combined with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT automatic transmission. The HR13 engine is developed in co-operation with Mercedes-Benz, featured in Nissan Kicks. It is also adopted by Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Nissan and Dacia. The new version is likely to hit the Indian shores by the end of 2020.
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