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REVIEW | 2022 Renault Duster 1.5dCi Intens is ideal for the urban jungle

Renault Duster 1.5dCi Intens technical specifications

ENGINE

Type: Four-cylinder turbo-diesel

Capacity: 1.5l

Power: 80kW

Torque: 250Nm

 

TRANSMISSION

Type: Six-speed auto

 

DRIVETRAIN

Type: Front-wheel drive

PERFORMANCE

Top speed: 169km/h

0-100km/h: 11.9 sec

Fuel Consumption: 4.8l/100km (claimed), 5.6l/100km (as tested)

Emissions: 189g/km

 

STANDARD FEATURES

Electric windows, LED daytime driving running lights, multifunction steering-wheel controls, electric mirrors, keyless entry, Bluetooth, USB port, cloth upholstery, lumbar support, climate control, cruise control, drive modes, park distance control, rear blind-spot assist, ABS, stability control, brake assist, and four airbags

COST

Warranty: Five years/150,000km

Service plan: Three years/Unlimited mileage

Price: R389,900

Lease: R8,378 a month at 10% interest over 60 months, no deposit

 

WE LIKE: Space, fuel economy, pricing 

WE DISLIKE: FWD underpinnings

VERDICT: A practical family crossover

 

Motor News star rating

Design ***

Performance  ***

Economy *****

Ride *****

Handling ****

Safety ****

Value For Money ****

Overall ****

 

Competition

Chery Tiggo 4 Pro 1.5T Elite auto, 108kW/210Nm — R354 900

Citroën C3 Aircross 1.2T Feel, 81kW/205Nm — R401,900 

Hyundai Creta 1.5 Premium 84kW/143Nm — R395,500

Kia Seltos 1.6 EX Auto 90kW/151Nm — R408,995

Haval Jolion 1.5T Luxury auto, 105kW/210Nm — R385,900

Ford EcoSport 1.0T Trend auto, 90kW/170Nm — R367,900

Mazda CX-3 2.0 Active auto, 115kW/206Nm — R373,400

Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 ES auto, 110kW/197Nm — R391,995

Peugeot 2008 1.2T Active, 74kW/205Nm — R381,900

Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 Xi, 103kW/172Nm — R360,400

Volkswagen T-Cross 1.0TSI Comfortline, 70kW/175Nm — R411,400

Source: Culled From TimesLIVE.

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