Renault Duster pick-up truck looks smashingly good and makes for good competition for Isuzu D-Max V-Cross


  • The Duster has been Renault’s saving grace in the Indian sub-continent. There’s a new Duster on the way in and we can’t stop talking about it. It gets a whole lot in the form of cosmetic updates and gets a whole host of new features that will help keep it lively against the competition! The new edgier design makes it appealing as ever. However, we’d like to ask for a little more from Renault this time. Renault already sell a Duster pick up truck in South america, it's called the Oroch. Realistically how hard can it be for Renault to get the pickup to India. Especially considering how successful the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is.

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  • Internationally, The Oroch gets its power from either the 1.6 litre or the 2.0 litre petrol engine, mated to 5-speed or 6-speed gearbox respectively.It is powered by either the 1.6 litre or the 2.0 litre petrol engine, mated to 5-speed or 6-speed gearbox respectively.Much in the same way the Captur made its global debut in 2013, and only made its way to india in 2017. We’d like to believe that this might also apply to the Oroch.

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  • The Oroch is based on the Renault Dusters platform and has the same seating layout as the duster, however, where you would normally find the boot in a Duster. The Oroch has a flat-bed with the wheelbase extended by 155 millimetres and it looks amazing. We simply can’t take our eyes of it. Point being that the Isuzu D-Max V-cross is having pretty much a free run in the country, and the Dusters popularity in the country will just help to boost the Oroch’s identity should it come to India.

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  • The only major change to the Oroch are the the tail-lamps which seems to be entirely redesigned to fit the space-cab. This is the first Renault-badged pick-up and it creates a new size class for pickup trucks in terms of size, space and doors.

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  • Amazingly, thanks to it’s size and spacial character, the Oroch might even manage to be slightly cheaper and easier to use, on the day to day, than the gargantuan Isuzu D-Max although thanks to the size of its cargo bay the Oroch will still be able to fit a full size motorcycle. Renault have not even hinted that they might bring the Oroch to India but we really hope they consider it.

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    Abhijit Kore
    Oct 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    No matter with how many models Renault comes up in india, its only saving grace would be the after s service which is really poor since its entry in India. The products they launch too have many technical defects.
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