Even though the Renault Duster isn’t available in India anymore, it holds a high appeal abroad. Meanwhile, the local enthusiasts have been closely following the upcoming new-generation Duster with the hopes of it eventually making it to our shores. Interestingly, the third-generation of the popular SUV has leaked online ahead of the global debut tomorrow. The images seen on this page are a part of the official TVC by Dacia. While not available in high resolution, they surely reveal the aesthetics to a large extent.
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2024 Renault Duster Based on Dacia Bigster Concept
2024 Renault Duster pays homage to the Dacia Bigster concept. It even carries forward several design cues from the previous version. Up front, it will carry Y-shaped LED DRLs to create a visual link across the grille’s width with illuminated elements. The central ‘DC’ logo will make way for Renault’s new double diamond logo. With a scooped-out hood, flat front fascia, and a robust bumper, the SUV looks more muscular than ever. The side profile is all about clean surfaces and crisp creases. However, the flared wheel arches definitely add a touch of boldness. The Y-shaped theme extends to the taillights. The tailgate appears flatter and holds a roof-mounted spoiler.
Underpinning the new generation Renault Duster is the carmaker’s CMF-B platform. As seen in the images, the upcoming version is larger than its predecessor. In all chances, it will even have a three-row variant in certain markets. In terms of equipment, the cabin will be a lot more modern than before. It is likely to have a widescreen touch-sensitive infotainment unit with several connectivity options. Other highlights will include an all-digital instrument cluster, new dashboard, and some new comfort-enhancing features.
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Multiple Powertrains with Hybrid Options
The 2024 Renault Duster will be sold with multiple engine choices. This will help it cater to a wide range of buyers by addressing the different market requirements. Certain markets will get a 1.6-litre petrol-electric Hybrid engine that will output 134 bhp. In fact, there will be even a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol-electric hybrid unit offering upwards of 170 bhp and 205 Nm. The 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine we’re familiar with will be compatible with flex-fuel. It will output 154 bhp and 250 Nm. None of the markets would receive the 1.5-litre dCi K9K diesel motor that was once hugely popular. Details on the India launch timeline are scarce at the moment. However, there are chances of the new SUV arriving here by 2025.
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