Renault, the renowned French car manufacturer has finally come with the new generation 2018 Renault Duster. The new gen Duster is based on the 2018 Dacia Duster that was revealed in late August in 2017. The new gen Duster is India bound and will be debuted at the Auto Expo 2018. We will get to see it in the market by the second half of 2018. The new 2018 Renault Duster is a fully new model that will replace the current models in all the markets.
2018 Renault Duster Exterior, Interior
While the latest Duster is based on its Dacia counterpart, there are a few differences in the two models. The exterior of the new Renault Duster has a typical Renault grille that not just looks more premium but also aligns the new SUV with the latest range of cars from the French company. Moreover, the 2018 Renault Duster gets a different set of 17 inch alloy wheels. Also, the badging is different.
As far as the interior is concerned, the cabin of new gen Duster gets a 3 spoke steering wheel, while the Dacia version has 4 spoke unit. Also, the circular aircon vents give way to rectangular units. Except these, the interior is almost same. The center console gets a MediaNav Evolution touchscreen AVN system and rotary controls for the automatic aircon.
2018 Renault Duster Specifications
The new gen Duster will be available in three engine options- two petrol and one diesel. The petrol engine options include a 1.5-litre 115 bhp SCe Petrol motor that will be available in both a manual transmission and a CVT. For this engine variant 4 x 2 and 4 x 4 options are available. There is also a 2.0-litre 145 bhp engine that will offer an automatic transmission and 4×4. The Diesel engine will be 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 is too early to tell anything about the launch date. The company is expected to be seen showcasing new Duster 2018 at the Delhi Auto Expo next year. Afterwards, launch is expected to take place by the end of next year.