2017 Renault Duster will have an all-new design and a new set of engines along with 5 and 7-seats layouts.
new-generation Renault Duster will be first launched in the European market, followed by its India launch in early 2019.
New-generation Dacia Duster (new Renault Duster 2017 in India) will make its global debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, which is scheduled for mid September. The information was shared by Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance. While the European launch of the new Renault Duster 2017 will happen early next year, it is reported to see a release in India in the first half of 2019.
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 model year will receive an all-new design and engine setup. Interestingly, this time around the vehicle will come with both 5-seats and 7-seats layouts. 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. Read: 2016 Renault Duster Facelift – All You Need To Know
Rumour also has it that the Renault Duster 7-seater will be based on a different platform than the regular one, and could be christened as ‘Grand Duster’. However, there is no official comment on the same. 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.
The second-generation Renault Duster will be unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The event will be held from 14th September to 24th September. The compact SUV will be first launched in the European market, followed by its India launch in early 2019. Though, Renault India hasn’t yet announced its arrival timeline. Reports suggest that the Duster 5-seater will be first one to arrive and the 7-seater model will come later.
|Base Model||Rs 9 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 16 lakh|
With merits like new engine setup, revised styling and additional rear seat arrangement, the new Renault Duster 2017 will surely see a minor hike. We expect it to be priced 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|
Engine setup for the Europe-spec Duster will include a 124bhp, 1.2-litre TCe petrol and a 130bhp, 1.6-litre diesel. For transmission choices, there will be a manual and EDC automatic gearbox. However, the technical details of the India-spec version are still under wraps. Speculations suggest that the compact SUV might retain the current engines, which will be tuned for better power and performance. The French carmaker might also introduce a new engine on the vehicle.
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
In India, the 2017 Renault Duster will continue to lock horns against Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Honda BR-V and other compact SUVs. It will also take on Volkswagen’s first-ever upcoming SUV – Tiguan.
As mentioned in the beginning, the 2017 Duster will be designed on the updated BO /Logan platform featuring 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. Face of the vehicle will be revised with a new bumper, a sculpted bonnet, large skid plate and ORVMs with integrated turn indicators. Features such as a new pair of alloy wheels with black diamond finish and revised roof rails will enhance its sporty side appearance.
Similar to the exterior, the 2017 Duster will see comprehensive changes inside the cabin. The new Silicon Black (for lower variants) and Federer Grey (for top-end model) interior themes will make it look more premium. 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. The list of features might include a sat-nav multimedia system, reverse parking camera, etc. In order to achieve 5-stars rating in Euro-NCAP crash tests, Renault might also improve the safety standards of the car.
Built on the updated BO/Logan platform, the new-generation Renault Duster will receive an all-new design and lots of new features. The 2017 model year will also come with two seating options - 5-seats and 7-seats.