New Renault Duster to be unveiled on 22nd June, India launch expected by mid 2018

The new model is expected to be based on the Renault-Nissan CMF-B or the present B0/Logan platform, depending on the market

By: | Updated: June 14, 2017 4:38 PM
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The next generation of the Renault Duster is expected to be showcased in Paris on 22nd June before it appears at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Duster is sold in Europe as Dacia Duster, Dacia being a sister company of Renault.

The new Duster was recently spotted testing. Internally named HJD, it is likely to launch in India by next year. Like the current model, it will be locally manufactured at the Renault-Nissan plant near Chennai.

The Duster in the spy images is heavily camouflaged, however it appears larger with a bolder front fascia, but the basic styling seems to be similar to the current model. The new model is expected to be based on the Renault-Nissan CMF-B or the present B0/Logan platform, depending on the market.

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It will come with new headlamps, a sculpted bonnet and a new set of alloy wheels. Previous reports suggested that the new Duster will also come in a seven-seater layout called 'Grand Duster', however sources have denied the rumour to Autocar UK.

The upgrades on the inside include a new touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity apps. Overall, the SUV is likely going to be larger than the current-generation Duster.

In terms of powertrain, the new Duster would come with four-cylinder diesel and petrol options. It is also expected that Renault might launch the upcoming Duster with a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine.

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