2017 Renault Duster will receive an all-new design and engine lineup along with 5 and 7-seats configurations.
While the 5-seat version of the SUV will be launched in 2017, the new Renault Duster 7 Seater will be rolled out in 2018.
New-generation Dacia Duster (new Renault Duster 2017 in India) will have its world premiere towards the end of this year. Mr Hakim Boutehra, General Director of Renault Commercial Roumanie (RCR), has confirmed that the new Duster will debut in late 2017, and its Romania launch might take place early next year. The new Renault Duster 2017 will be a “Complete New” product, he explained further. For 2017, the compact SUV will receive an all-new design and engine lineup.
Interestingly, this time around the vehicle will come with both 5-seats and 7-seats layouts. While the 5-seater version will be first one to arrive, the 7-seater model will come later. The Renault Duster 7 seater version, with two additional rear seats, will become a proper C-segment vehicle. This will also make it a more practical family vehicle. Just so you know, Renault India offers a small bench as an accessory on the existing Duster model. Reports suggest that the new Renault Duster 2017 will sit on the updated BO (Logan) platform. Read: 2016 Renault Duster Facelift – All You Need To Know
The new-generation Renault Duster will break cover towards the end of 2017. In India, it might see a release sometime next year. Though, no official confirmation has been made on the same.
|Base Model||Rs 9 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 16 lakh|
With revised styling, new engine lineup, and additional rear seat arrangement, the new Renault Duster 2017 prices in India might see a minor hike. The new-gen model is estimated to come with a price tag ranging between Rs. 9 lakh – Rs. 14 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – Renault Kaptur Coming This Festive Season
|Engine Options||New-gen Petrol & Diesel Units|
|Transmission||Easy-R AMT & 6-speed Manual|
For the European market, Renault might introduce the Duster with a 124bhp, 1.2-litre TCe petrol and a 130bhp, 1.6-litre diesel powertrain, paired to a manual and EDC automatic gearbox. Although the engine details of the India-spec version are still under wraps, the French carmaker might re-tuned the current engine lineup or introduce a new one.
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. Read – Upcoming Renault Cars in India
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, as mentioned above, will be built on the updated BO /Logan platform and carry an all-new design language. That said, the new-gen model (7-seater) will be 200mm longer than the regular 5-seat version. Its overall length will measure around 4.7-meters. The front fascia of the car will be revised with new bumper, a sculpted bonnet, large skid plate and ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. Enhancing the side profile will be a new pair of alloy wheels with black diamond finish and revised roof rails.
Step inside, and you will notice the new Silicon Black (for lower variants) and Federer Grey (for top-end model) interior theme. With an aim to improve its practicality, the carmaker will extend its length and offer two additional rear seats. The Renault Duster 7 seater will be more spacious and practical than the current model of the car. Features such as a sat-nav multimedia system, reverse parking camera, etc could also be on offer. In order to achieve 5-stars rating in Euro-NCAP crash tests, Renault might also improve the safety standards of the car.