Dacia (Renault) Duster Officially Revealed

2017 - Nouveau Dacia DUSTER

The new gen 2018 Renault Duster has been revealed and we are sharing all the details with images here. Yes, this is surely the new Duster and we not joking. It is just that it looks a lot like the current model. However, the manufacturer is insisting that the new SUV comes with a number of mechanical changes and it has been updated as per the demand of potential clients.

The new gen Renault Duster will be debuted in the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. And in India, it is expected to debut at the Auto Expo 2018.

New Renault Duster 2018 India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) October 2018

 

As already said, in India it will debut at the Auto Expo 2018, so we could expect it to launch by late October 2018.

New Renault Duster 2017 Price in India

2017 Renault Duster Price (expected)
Base Model Rs 8.5 Lakh
Top Model Rs 13 Lakh

 

Of course, the new gen Duster 2018 will cost more than the ongoing model. The increase in price will be due to a lot more modern platform, new engines and a fresh new design. Also, the new model will be spacious and feature loaded.

New Renault Duster 2018 India Specifications

2018-Dacia-Duster-front

2017 Renault Duster Specifications
Engine 1.2 TCe Petrol, 1.6 DCi Diesel
Max. Power 124 BHP, 130 BHP
Transmission 6-Speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
All Wheel Drive Yes

 

Globally, the new Duster 2018 model will go on sale with a 1.2-litre TCe petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 124 BHP. The new SUV also gets a 1.6-litre Diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 130 BHP. All-Wheel Drive will be available on the top-end variants. Transmission options will include a 6-speed Manual and a 6-speed Automatic.

New Renault Duster 2018 Mileage

Minimum Mileage 12 KMPL (Petrol); 14 KMPL (Diesel)
Maximum Mileage 18 KMPL (Petrol); 22 KMPL (Diesel)

 

The petrol model of the 2018 Renault Duster will have a maximum mileage of around 18 KMPL. The Diesel model, on the other hand, will offer as much as 22 KMPL.

New Renault Duster 2018 Features

  • 6 Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Sat Nav
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Parking Sensors
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Multi-purpose Steering Wheel
  • Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link and Android Auto
  • Rear Camera
  • Bluetooth Audio

New Renault Duster 2018 Rivals

  • Hyundai Creta
  • Maruti S-Cross
  • Honda BR-V
  • Mahindra Scorpio
  • Tata Safari Storme
  • Mahindra XUV500
  • Tata Hexa

Design director David Durand said: ‘It’s quite challenging to replace the Duster because it’s such an iconic car, very recognizable, with a true personality: honest, unpretentious, none too aggressive. We wanted to keep this personality but make it better.’

Group design Chief Laurens van den Acker said: ‘We could have started over and surprised everyone once more, but it’s not very often that you get the chance to build the following. We can do this with the Duster. Sales keep going up and up. You can build a car that is recognizable as a Duster, although we’ve changed every [visible] part.”

“One of the advantages of the Duster is that it’s relatively light,” said van den Acker. “From customers, there wasn’t that much complaint about size. Push it much bigger and you need bigger engines, heavier suspension. So instead we made sure we fixed the design mistakes.”

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