2017 Renault Duster will have an all-new design and a new engine setup 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.
The long wait for the new-generation Renault Duster (Dacia Duster in Europe) will finally come to an end, as the French carmaker will unveil the compact SUV on 22nd June 2017. After its official world debut, the vehicle will make its first public appearance at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Designed on Renault-Nissan’s new CMF-B platform, the new-gen Duster will see 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.
Interestingly, this time around the Duster will come with two seating layouts – 5-seats and 7-seats. With two additional rear seats, the Renault Duster 7 seater version will become a proper C-segment vehicle. This will also make it a more practical family vehicle. 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 be built on the updated BO (Logan) platform. Photo Story – 2017 Renault Captur Crossover
Exterior updates will include projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and re-designed front and rear bumpers. Interior too will be revised, though details are still under the wrap. Aiming to improve safety level of the car, Renault will offer the 2017 Duster with airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) and ESC (electronic stability control) as standard fitments. These 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. The new-generation model might feature an upgraded 1.6-litre diesel engine, 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 second-generation Renault Duster will have its world premiere on 22nd June 2017, claims a report. However, no official word has been made on the same. The vehicle will make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, which is scheduled 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. If reports are to be believed, the Duster 5-seater will be first one to arrive and the 7-seater model will come later. Read – New Renault Premium Hatchback In the Works
|Base Model||Rs 9 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 16 lakh|
The compact SUV segment gets fierce with the arrival of new products such as Hyundai Creta and Maruti Vitara Brezza. In order to withstand against new competitors, Renault will upgrade the Duster with 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. The entry-level model is estimated to come with a price tag of Rs 9 lakh, and the high-spec variant could be cost around 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|
In the European market, the new Duster will come with a choice of two engines – a 124bhp, 1.2-litre TCe petrol and a 130bhp, 1.6-litre diesel – paired to a manual and EDC automatic gearbox. However, the technical details of the India-spec version are still under wraps. Speculations are on rife that the compact SUV might receive an updated 1.6-litre diesel motor and a 1.2-olitre 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 Duster. If the India-bound version get a new set of powertrain, it will surely be more fuel economical than the current model. While the Duster returns 19.87kmpl – 19.6kmpl (diesel) and 14.19kmpl (petrol), the updated one is estimated to offer 13kmpl with gasoline unit and over 19kmpl with an oil burner.
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 compete against the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Honda BR-V and other compact SUVs. It will also go up against Volkswagen’s recently-launched SUV – Tiguan.
As mentioned in the beginning, 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. Unlike the regular 5-seater version, the 2017 Renault Duster 7 seater will be designed on the updated BO /Logan architecture. 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.
Carrying an all-new design language, the new Duster will look more premium and sportier than the current one. Up front, the car might see a large skid plate, revised new bumper, projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights and a sculpted bonnet. Styling elements such as a new pair of alloy wheels with black diamond finish, ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and revised roof rails will add more to its sporty side appearance.
Compared to the current model, the interior of the 2017 Duster will be more up-market and feature loaded. The car will receive new Silicon Black (for lower variants) and Federer Grey (for top-end model) interior themes. 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 its 5-seater version. Other key features will include a sat-nav multimedia system, reverse parking camera, etc. With an aim to achieve 5-stars rating in Euro-NCAP crash tests, Renault might also improve the safety standards of the car. All variants of the new-gen model might get airbags, ABS and ESC as standard safety fitments.
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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.