212018 Renault Duster
Renault Duster has been a very popular compact SUV in the Indian market over the years. Now, the SUV gets a new generation model that has been unveiled and displayed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It received pretty good response at the event. Expect this all-new Renault Duster to arrive in Indian market during mid 2018 or in early 2019.
The next generation Renault Duster appears pretty muscular and visually more attractive compared to the current model. A completely revised front fascia, new headlamps with cluster like appearance and integrated LED daytime running lights, an updated front grille with plenty of chrome garnishing are there. The front bumper looks chunky and there are neatly positioned fog lamps at both ends and a skid plate is also there.
The front bumper and side profile boasts a black cladding that enhances its visual appeal. Apart from there, muscular front fenders, sporty new design 17-inch alloy wheels, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, sleek aluminium roof rail, blackened glass area are the other design elements visible there. Moving to the back, the next generation Duster gets a completely new and compact taillight design. Apart from that, it also gets a chunky bumper and a skid plate as well. Dimensionally, it would come larger along with a longer wheelbase as well, ensuring a spacious and comfortable cabin.
This 2018 Renault Duster is based on the B0/Logan platform and it offers a very upmarket and updated interior compared to its predecessor. The interior of the new Duster SUV delivers a sporty vibe thanks to its updated design. It gets a multifunction steering wheel, analog and digital display consisting instrument cluster, a large touchscreen infotainment system at the centre console. There are circular AC vents as well. The high quality seat and upholstery materials enhance its appeal. The SUV will be available in the five-seater compact SUV, and no seven-seater model is arriving here.
On the powertrain front, 2018 Renault Duster could get a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine in domestic market. Expect both the engines to be capable of churning out generous amount of power and torque output along with impressive fuel efficiency. Transmission options will include a manual gearbox and the Easy-R AMT will be continued in the new generation model from its predecessor.
Expected India Launch: Mid-2018 / Early 2019
Expected India Price: Rs. 8.60 lakh – Rs. 13.76 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)