By Bhairav Kumar
Duster: Compact SUV with muscular attitude
Pros : looks, space, features
Cons : too early to say
Hello buddies, I am Bhairav Kumar from Haryana. Currently I own a Safari since last 6 years and I am happy with it in every way. But some months back we shifted to a smaller house and there is a bit of shortage of space and this huge SUV is finding it difficult to live with it. Also, the mileage and maintenance costs of Safari are increasing day by day as I have used it much roughly for initial 3-4 years. Now I am looking for a compact SUV that is easy to drive no complains for at least 5 years as I do not change my vehicles frequently. When Ertiga was launch I tried a hand to test drive it but it all drives well but misses on the capabilities of an SUV. I am a devoted SUV enthusiast and want to opt for same skills but in a stylish and compact avatar. I have also seen the images French SUV Renault Duster. And it has taken my heart and I have fallen flat with it.
I was so eager that I have visited the Indian website also in searching for information about it and there I found that it exactly what I am looking for. But there are also features of Ertiga that I would love to see in Duster. The launch of Duster is said to be by Diwali this year or by end of this year.
The exterior of Renault Duster is good as I wanted, but ertiga’s seating arrangement is just superb that I want to see in Duster along with foldable seats to increase space. The modern looking console of the MPV is a heart throb and if somewhat like that console plus a 7-inch touch screen system will create waves. The convenient storage spaces in the front and rear row of Ertiga should be there in any larger vehicle than hatch because they are so handy. With all facilities of Ertiga a 4x4 mechanism with traction control and sat-navigation will be an added advantage with Duster.