The spy shots clearly indicate the presence of a battery pack, mounted on the underbelly of the Renault Duster test mule seen here.
Recently, a highly camouflaged test-mule of the Renault Duster was caught testing in India. It was the facelifted version of the current generation iteration, set to launch in our country in a couple of month’s time. The same will feature minor cosmetic updates and alteration in accordance with the upcoming safety regulations that come in effect starting from April this year.
The India-spec Renault Duster has already received a generation update in the international markets. However, the same is unlikely to make it to the Indian shores anytime soon.
In an interesting turn of events, an all-electric version of the previous generation Renault Duster (India-Spec) was seen testing in Sweden. The vehicle seen in the images is clearly lowered down and has a wider body in comparison to the standard version.
Not only this but what clears that this vehicle is all-electric is that fact that the battery pack mounted on the underbelly of this vehicle is clearly visible. Also, you can see that this vehicle sports a two-door layout, wider rear track and bigger alloy wheels.
According to a report published in Carwale, this particular version of the Renault Duster is a prototype for an all-new 4WD electric race car. The final iteration of this prototype is going to take part in the famous ice-racing series- The Andros Trophy.
Motorsport racing has always been at the pinnacle of innovations in the automotive sector. And it is quite evident from past examples that if a technology proves itself on track, it is bound to trickle down to our everyday vehicles eventually. Hence there are chances that the EV tech used in this vehicle will result in an all-electric compact SUV from Renault sooner or later.