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first_imgThe rotary dial for drive mode selection in the new Duster 4WD. Photo: Twitter/@bulletcompanyRenault India is all set to spice up the Duster by offering it in a 4×4 avatar. The compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), which was first launched in July 2012, will finally be able to handle rough terrain equally well, with 4×4 capability. With this feature, the new Duster will officially be christened as Duster ‘4WD’. The much awaited Duster 4WD will be launched in September,  prior to Diwali. It will get the same K9K motor, except that instead of two engine variants, the car will now be available with just one. This will be the powerful 109 bhp diesel engine, producing 248 Nm of peak torque. Such torque would make the vehicle highly suitable for off-road excursions and cross country travel. The new variant will make the Duster highly suitable for off-road excursions and cross-country travel. Photo: Twitter/@bulletcompanySpy images show a rotary dial for drive mode selection, similar to that on the erstwhile Nissan X-Trail. The driver of this vehicle can conveniently select from three drive modes 2WD, Auto and Lock. 2WD powers only the front wheels, giving the vehicle high road grip. Similarly, Auto mode supplies the necessary torque to the wheels for additional road grip. Lock is most suitable for slushy or rocky terrain, as it supplies equal torque to all four wheels.The safety features in the Duster 4WD include Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and dual airbags. Expect it to be priced between Rs 12.9- 15 lakh. advertisementlast_img

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