Renault halts the Duster’s production in India

The production of the Duster, India’s first monocoque midsize SUV, has been halted after almost a decade of the model’s presence in the market. The SUV debuted in 2012.

The Duster–powered by a 1.6L petrol or a 1.5L diesel engine–was received very well in India, selling upwards of 40,000 units in its first year itself. In 2014, the SUV went on to reach a milestone of 1 lakh units sold per year. By then, the model was already competing with the likes of the Hyundai Creta. 

After receiving a major facelift in 2016, and skipping the roll out of the SUV’s second-generation model in India, around 2019, the vehicle’s sales numbers marginally declined to triple and double digits in a month. Recently, in January 2022, no sales were recorded, owing to which the company decided to halt production in India.

In Nepal, the Duster currently comes powered by a 1.5L petrol engine–mated to a five-speed manual transmission–at a starting price of Rs 46.99 lakh.

Also read: Launchpad: Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Expected price and specifications

Also read: A peek at MG ZS EV facelift

Related post

NADA’s Auto Show 2022 to be held from August 23

The Nepal Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) has announced the date for the 15th edition of their Auto Show exhibition. The exhibition will take place from August 23 to 28 at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall, Kathmandu. The auto show, which has been consistently hosted for two decades, was cancelled two times: in 2019 owing to the […]

Read More

Komaki launches the Ranger electric cruiser bike in Nepal

After debuting with the Venice and the SE in January, Komaki Electric is all set to launch its new electric cruiser motorcycle–the Ranger–in Nepal. The Ranger will be Nepal’s first electric cruiser bike, and it comes at an introductory price of Rs 4.35 lakh.

Read More

2022 KTM Adventure 390 launched in India

KTM has officially revealed the updates on the Adventure 390. The all-new 2022 Adventure 390 comes with major upgrades to the bodywork and features, such as the addition of two-mode traction control: street mode and off-road mode.

Read More

Tata Avinya breaks cover

The Avinya will be the company’s first EV based on their third-generation architecture and will be launched globally by 2025.

Read More

Bagmati province issues criteria standards for electric taxis

Under the act, electric taxis have been divided into two categories: Ordinary Taxi and Deluxe Taxi.

Read More

Shadow Top Brand Shadow