Renault has introduced the Duster facelift, following the launch of its Romanian cousin a few months ago.

Renault has introduced the Duster facelift, following the launch of its Romanian cousin a few months ago.

Back in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, Dacia showcased a moderate facelift for its Duster off-roader and now parent company Renault has launched its own version. Changes are limited to the obvious badge switch and also a slightly altered front grille which instead of Dacia's honeycomb pattern now features a dual-slat arrangement.

Chances are the 1.2-liter TCe gasoline turbocharged four-cylinder engine has also been carried over. The motor develops 125 HP (92 kW) sent to the front wheels or both axles through a 6-speed manual transmission. In this configuration, the Duster facelift has a fuel consumption of 6 liters / 100 km (39.2 mpg US or 47 mpg UK).

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