Renault, the popular French carmaker, has finally come up with the new-generation 2018 Renault Duster. The latest Duster is based on the 2018 Dacia Duster that was unveiled in late August early this year. The new-generation Duster is India-bound and should make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Its market launch is very likely to take place in the second-half of next year. The 2018 Renault Duster is an all-new model that will completely replace the current version in all the markets.
2018 Renault Duster Exterior, Interior
While the latest SUV from Renault is based on its Dacia counterpart, there are subtle differences between the two models. The exterior of the new Renault Duster gets a distinctively Renault grille that not only looks more premium but also aligns the new SUV with the recent crop of new cars from the French company. Also, the 2018 Renault Duster gets a different set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Of course, even the badging is different. Talking about the interior, well, the cabin of the 2018 Duster gets a 3-spoke steering wheel instead of the 4-spoke unit on the Dacia version. Also, the circular aircon vents give way to rectangular units. Other than this, the interior stays largely the same. The centre-console gets a MediaNav Evolution touchscreen AVN system and rotary controls for the automatic aircon.
2018 Renault Duster Specifications
The new generation Duster offers three engine options- two petrol and a Diesel. The petrol engine options include a 1.5-litre 115 bhp SCe Petrol motor that can be ordered with either a CVT or a manual transmission. 4×2 and 4×4 options are available for this engine variant. There is also a 2.0-litre 145 bhp engine that will offer an automatic transmission and 4×4. The only Diesel engine on offer is available in two states of tune – 85 bhp and 110 bhp. The dCi 85 is available only in 4×2 layout while the dCi 110 offers both 4×2 and 4×4. The 110 bhp version will be available with an optional EDC automatic dual-clutch transmission.
2018 Renault Duster India Launch Date
Well, it’s a bit early to speculate a specific launch date. Rumours abound that Renault India has currently put its entire focus on the Captur. That said, it’s pretty much for sure that the new Duster will make it to our shares. The company is likely to be seen showcasing new Duster 2018 at the Delhi Auto Expo next year. Subsequently, a launch by the end of next year is highly probable. You can safely stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more information on the launch date of the 2018 Renault Duster.