Oh dear. For reasons which don’t matter anymore, I’ve test-driven this exact model before and after this review. Don’t despair though, dear reader, for I aim to bring you a fresh look at this bargain basement hatchback crossover thingy.
One of the first official press cars I ever received was a jet black Renault Koleos. Back then I was in awe of this new ride and our market wasn’t bulging with SUV’s yet. Let’s see what this second generation is like, shall we?
Kyk ma, ek het remme…
Sedert 2017 was ons baie gelukkig (of dalk ongelukkig) om die Renault Kwid reeks deeglik te toets. Die geleentheid is aan ons gebied om beide die AMT “outomaties” (hoe dit ookal geklasifiseer mag word) en handrat weergawes te kon toets en soos vele ander menings, was ons nie oorweldigend positief nie.
The comfort zone
I’m writing a book. Like every author before me, I think the world is just waiting to hear my amusing short stories entitled “The Wrong Car”. These detail the many memorable trips I’ve made with cars which were way out of their comfort zone… which happily doesn’t apply to my recent excursion to southern Namibia with this 4WD Duster.
New Duster here to upset market.
Launched in October 2018, the 2WD Renault Duster saw a completely new version of the first iconic Duster generation (2012). We already had the chance to test this and quite liked the small SUV. Now, Renault has just launched the new 4WD version, capable of taking on the roads less traveled.
The better respect
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Renault lent us their (current) top-of-the-line Duster to showcase the many improvements its recent update brought about.
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The strange union
Renault is a strange old brand. It started just a few months shy of the year 1900 and has always danced to its own tune. They’re reasonably big on motorsport but never bothered much with luxury cars. At some point they aced all EuroNCAP crash tests but still focused on affordable transport for the masses; like this Sandero Stepway.
Similar to the Renault Sandero Stepway, the Renault Duster has been one of the flagship models for the French brand during the last seven years. The public grew well fond of the small and quirky 4×4 and now Renault has improved on the previous model with a new successor.
Die gevaar op die pad
Ons lewe tans in ‘n wêreld met daaglikse tegnologiese innovasies. ‘n Aspek wat veral bydra tot die motor industrie. Jaarliks, maandeliks en selfs daagliks, is daar nuwe innovasies waarmee voertuie veiliger, meer pret, ruimer en meer tegnologies gevorderd ontwerp kan word … en dan is daar die Renault Kwid AMT 1.0 Dynamic.