10 000 sales – so free gifts from Renault

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FREE EXTRAS: The release of a limited-edition Explore model marks the Renault Duster’s ‘milestone achievement’. Image: Renault SA

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Renault’s Duster SUV has sold more than 10 000 units in South Africa since its launch in September 2013 so the automaker is celebrating with an appearance-enhanced version.

At no extra cost.

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The company has elected to add some body bits to the petrol-fuelled 77kW Duster 1.6 Dynamique 4×2 to create what will be marketed as the Limited Edition Explore.

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RADAR EQUIPPED: The Duster comes with parking warnings on a large colour information screen. Image: Renault SA

Renault SA’s product manager Jeffrey Allison, told The Corner that only 100 will be available but at the same price as the standard Renault Duster 1.6 16V Dynamique 4×2.

The upgrade to the 1.6 Dynamique 4×2 adds:

Duster-branded nudge bar
Limited Edition 16” alloy wheel rims
Wheel-arch protectors and
Reversing camera

The car’s engine makes 77kW at 5750rpm and 148Nm at 3750rpm with a claimed average fuel consumption of 7.6 litres/100km.

“The Duster is an authentic SUV that’s tough, unpretentious and versatile,” Renault SA says. “It’s a proven fit for any individual or family seeking adventure.

“It’s the first Renault designed to meet European standards yet conquer those international markets where roads are considerably more rugged – a formidable contender in South Africa’s SUV B-segment.”

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JUST FOR THE BUSH: This steel nudge bar is part of the Duster Explore deal. Image: Renault SA

FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY

Like the rest of Renault’s product range, the Duster 1.6 77kW Dynamique 4×2 Limited Edition Explore comes with a five-year or 150 000km mechanical warranty, three-year or 45 000km service plan and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty.

Service intervals 15 000km.

RECOMMENDED PRICE (inc VAT)

Renault Duster 1.6 Dynamique 4×2 (petrol) Limited Edition Explore – R258 900
Options
Leather – R10 000
Metallic paint – R2 500

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2016 RENALT DUSTER EXPLORE:  Celebration for sales figujres success. Image: Renault SA
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