By Dave Abrahams
Johannesburg - It's not often that you get something for nothing from a car company, but now Renault has updated its Duster B-segment SUV for summer 2016 with new head and tail-lights, alloy rims finished in black, more upmarket interior trim and some additional features, without increasing prices.
New fabrics adorn the inner seat segment and door panels, and there's a new, more streamlined centre console between the front seats. Cruise control and drive-away auto locking are now standard across the range, electric rear windows are now standard on the entry-level Expression model and the three Dynamique variants get a rear camera.
The model range remains the same, with two 77kW, 1.6-litre petrol and two 80kW 1.5-litre turbodiesel derivatives, including a flagship all-wheel drive diesel version.
1.6 Expression - R239 900
1.6 Dynamique - R259 900
1.5 dCi Dynamique - R279 900
1.5 dCi Dynamique 4x4 - R304 900
These include a five-year or 150 000km warranty and a three-year or 45 000km service plan with service intervals at 15 000km intervals.