2017 Renault Duster will have an all-new design, more up-market cabin and a new engine setup.
New-generation Renault Duster will be first launched in the European market, followed by its India launch in early 2019.
Renault has finally revealed the new-generation Dacia Duster (New Renault Duster 2017 in India) via official pictures. The company has also confirmed that the new Duster will have its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12, 2017. Built on Renault-Nissan’s new CMF-B platform, the new-gen Duster will witness comprehensive design and feature upgrades along with a more powerful and efficient diesel powertrains. Mr Hakim Boutehra, General Director of Renault Commercial Roumanie (RCR), said that the new Renault Duster 2017 will be a “Complete New” product.
The 2017 Renault Duster (Dacia Duster) features distinctive front grille extending towards the headlamps, LED daytime running lights (DRLs), bold creases on the bonnet and larger skid plate with satin chrome finish. Accentuating the side profile are the pronounced wheel arches with 17-inch wheels, Black wing arch trims, new aluminium roof bars, higher belt line and more steeply raked windscreen. At the back, the car gets signature lighting system, wider and satin chrome finish rear skid plate and voluminous haunches. Photo Story – 2017 Renault Captur Crossover
Interior design and feature details are yet to be revealed. Though, it is likely to have high levels of cabin equipment and superior materials. Besides improving in-car technology, the 2017 Duster will also deliver the better NCAP crash performance. The French carmaker will offer airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) and ESC (electronic stability control) as standard safety fitments on the carline.
Interestingly, the company has already ruled out the rumoured long-wheelbase 7-seater version of the SUV. Currently, Renault India offers a small bench as an accessory on the existing Duster model. With respect to engine, the India-bound 2017 Renault Duster might feature an upgraded 1.6-litre diesel motor, which will be tuned for generating high power and fuel efficiency. The SUV might also receive a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor as well.
The French carmaker has confirmed that the second-generation Renault Duster (Dacia Duster) will have its global debut on coming 12th September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The European markets will be first one to receive the vehicle, followed by India and other nations. The compact SUV is likely to hit our shores in early 2019. Read – New Renault Premium Hatchback In the Works
|Base Model||Rs 9 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 16 lakh|
With the arrival of new products such as Hyundai Creta and Maruti Vitara Brezza, the compact SUV segment gets fiercer. In bid to withstand the competition, Renault will upgrade the Duster with an all-new design, lots of comfort and safety features and an efficient engine lineup. With all these merits, the 2017 Duster prices in India will marginally shift on a higher notch. Price of the compact SUV is estimated to start from Rs 9 lakh for the base variant, and go all the way up to Rs 14 lakh for the high-spec model (ex-showroom). Read – Renault Kaptur Coming This Festive Season
|Engine Options||New-gen Petrol & Diesel Units|
|Transmission||Easy-R AMT & 6-speed Manual|
In Europe, the new Dacia Duster (2017 Duster) will be offered with two powertrains – a 124bhp, 1.2-litre TCe petrol and a 130bhp, 1.6-litre diesel – and two gearbox options – a manual and EDC automatic. No technical details of the India-spec version are available. If reports are to be believed, the compact SUV might receive an updated 1.6-litre diesel motor and a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit. The oil burner will be calibrated for achieving high power and mileage figures.
Similar to the current model, the new Renault Duster 2017 will come with the Easy-R AMT (automated manual transmission) gearbox. The Easy-R AMT unit includes electro-mechanical actuators that automate the gearshift and clutching process with ECU’s commands. It not only improves engine’s fuel efficiency, acceleration and performance, but enhances manoeuvrability and driving dynamics as well. Picture Gallery – Upcoming Renault Cars in India
It would be quite early to comment on the fuel efficiency of the new 2017 Duster. If the India-bound version get a new set of engine, it will surely be more fuel economical than the current one. While the existing Duster returns 19.87kmpl – 19.6kmpl (diesel) and 14.19kmpl (petrol), the updated petrol and diesel motors are estimated to offer 13kmpl and over 19kmpl respectively.
Easy-R AMT (automated manual transmission)
New alloy wheels with black diamond finish
Revised roof rails
Large skid plat and ORVMs with integrated turn indicators
Extruded rear overhang
New exterior color options
New interior color theme
Sat-nav multimedia system
Reverse parking camera
New Renault Duster 2017 Competition
The 2017 Duster will be upgraded to the CMF-B platform with better hardware. This will add to the overall manufacturing cost of the car, thus making it pricier than the current model. Sporting an all-new design language, the new Duster looks more premium and sportier than the current one. Upfront, the car gets a distinctive grille and headlamps positioned at the extreme corners making it look wider. The LED daytime running lights are divided into three sections. The bold bonnet creases add to its assertive stance. What further enhance its masculine appearance are front and rear skid plates with satin chrome finish.
Moving towards the side, the car features new aluminium roof bars, black wing arch trims and higher belt line. Compared to the current model, the windscreen of the new-generation version has been moved forward by 100mm. It is more steeply raked, thus making its cabin longer and spacious. The prominent wheel arches with 17-inch wheels add more to its sporty appeal. Round the back, the car sports voluminous haunches, rear lighting with four read stacked squares and bold horizontal lines. Renault will introduce a new Atacama Orange shade on the new Duster.
Compared to the current model, the interior of the 2017 Duster will surely be more up-market and feature loaded. The car might receive new Silicon Black (for lower variants) and Federer Grey (for top-end model) interior themes. Other key features will include a sat-nav multimedia system, reverse parking camera, etc. All variants of the new-gen model might get airbags, ABS and ESC as standard safety fitments. The new safety equipment will surely help the vehicle perform well at the Global NCAP crash test as against the current model that scored zero star safety rating.