Dacia has surpassed four million global car sales since 2004 just, and the budget brand shall look to keep that momentum going with a wave of new models, Auto Exhibit can reveal. Key to its ideas shall be an all-new Duster in 2017, but to capitalize on the ever-increasing SUV market, a straight larger plus more practical seven-seat version – possibly badged the Grand Duster – will occur the next year.
It’s realized the new Duster will usher in a brand new design words for the brand, and the Grand Duster shall adopt the new look, too. Shown inside our exclusive images, the top SUV will swap the chunky and boxy look of the existing five-seater for a just a bit softer and much more elegant body. The powerful body cladding shall remain.
2018 Renault Duster Redesign
Renault Duster in the making features design cues borrowed from latest models like the new Koleos and Alaskan, which is a significant update over the look of the existing model. Records suggest that the 7-chair version will be around 200 mm longer than the standard 5-seating model, with its span measuring around 4.7 meters.
While several accounts state that another gen Renault Duster can make the jump to Renault-Nissan’s CMF system, other reviews speculate that it shall continue steadily to drive on the B0/Logan program of the existing Duster, albeit up to date. Renault projects to present a 5-chair variant as well as a 7-seat variant, which is a first for the Duster nameplate.
2018 Renault Duster Engine
In European marketplaces, the Renault/Dacia Duster will give a 124 hp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit and a 130 hp 1.6-litre diesel unit that could replace the existing 1.5-litre diesel unit. Transmission options shall include a range of manual and computerized gearboxes, while a four-wheel drive system shall continue to be an optional feature.
An array of the engines available in today’s Duster shall be taken over. The new 124bhp 1.2-litre turbo petrol will be offered, however the current 1.5-litre diesel may very well be ditched towards a larger and more powerful 130bhp 1.6-litre diesel – a development of the engine parent company Renault uses in the Kadjar.
2018 Renault Duster Price and Release Date
New Renault Duster will be accessible in 2018 from $13,000, and with the different leadership and AWD mode, rising to $16,000. It had been the last model as Dacia Duster can be found only in a few large markets, for example, India, South and Russia Africa. Needed a fresh model to attain more purchasers.