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Renault-Nissan are working to introduce the highly localized CMF-B platform as a part of $500 million investment in India. All-new Renault Duster will be one of the models churning out of this project.

Nissan will also have its counterpart. Both the brands could even release 7-seater derivatives based on the Dacia Bigster concept. However, don’t expect the SUVs to launch anytime before 2024.

Meanwhile, Renault-Nissan will continue to bring CBU models in India like the recently announced Nissan X-Trail, Juke and Qashqai. Renault is also considering to launch Arkana in 2023 along with Megane e-tech hatchback.

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First spyshots of the New Renault Duster have surfaced on web. It seems to have a noticeable resemblance to Dacia Bigster.

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Dacia is scheduled unveil the all-new Duster on 29th November 2023 in Portugal, the Renault-branded version of which will retail in Indian market by 2025.
  • New Renault Duster will be manufactured on the Renault-Nissan’s CMF-B Modular Platform and feature a rugged design.
  • There will be a three petrol engine options available: 1.0L Turbo Petrol (120 BHP), 1.2L Petrol Hybrid (140 BHP),1.3L Turbo Petrol Flex-Fuel Compliant (170 BHP).
  • The company is also expected to introduce a seven-seater version called the Bigster which could make its international debut in 2024. (Source: ACI)
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Upcoming Renault Duster design has been leaked online ahead of its official unveil. (Source: Link)

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Newly revealed sketches of Renault Duster shows a boot-mounted spare wheel.

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After a series of online leaks, the new Renault Duster has finally been revealed officially by Renault’s sister brand Dacia in Portugal. The new Duster will go on sale in Europe early next year, after which it'll be available in other markets. The big news is, Renault will bring the all-new Duster to India in second half of 2025.

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The third-gen Duster sits on the CMF-B platform that underpins multiple Dacia, Renault and Nissan models. The new Renault Duster continues with its butch looks that give it a rugged, off-roader appeal. It does come with quite a few design cues seen on the Dacia Bigster concept. At 4.34 metres long, the new Duster is a shade longer than the outgoing model, but looks more aggressive.

The front looks similar to newer Dacia models that are sold overseas. The Renault-branded Duster SUV, however, will have some design differences when it makes its debut next year. There will be a seven-seat version as well, that will see light of day a little later. At 2,657mm, the Duster has a slightly shorter wheelbase than the outgoing model.

Upfront, the slim Y-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps almost connect with the chrome elements on the slim grille; there are vertical air vents in the bumper that flank the circular fog light units; and there’s a large lower grille area that takes the shape of a flattened bull-bar.

You still get the large squared-off wheel arches, roof rails and spoiler from the Bigster, but there’s a design element that links this Duster to its predecessor – the tapering rear quarter glass. In profile, the new Duster also features a blacked-out vertical ‘shadow line’ below the mirrors, new 18-inch blacked-out alloy wheels (lower trims to get 17-inch units) as well as a distinctive kink in the cladding below the rear doors. The sharp, Y-shaped tail-lights make the rear stand out, but the previous Duster’s prominent rear haunches have been toned down. The new Duster’s boot can hold up to 472 litre of luggage.

The new Duster has a double-layer dashboard that gets light and dark grey shades. The centre console is angled slightly towards the driver. Higher variants will get two digital screens – a 7-inch one for driver information and a 10.1-inch touchscreen for infotainment duties. A horizontal panel below the centre AC vents houses multiple buttons that control the infotainment and HVAC system.

A 12V power socket and USB outlets have been positioned lower down. The gear lever for the manual gearbox-equipped Duster seems to have taken from the existing Renault models, and looks quite similar to the one seen on the Kiger and the Triber in India. Higher variants also get automatic gearbox options and an electronic parking brake. The three-spoke steering wheel looks chunky and seems to have quite a few buttons for infotainment, telephony and cruise control duties.

Features on the top-spec Duster will include wireless charging and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic climate control, and an Arkamys 3D sound system with six speakers. Interestingly, the new Duster will also feature ADAS technology including automatic emergency braking; vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and motorcycle detection, traffic sign recognition with speeding alert, rear parking assistant, lane change warning and assist, and more.

There are three engine options on offer, two of which are electrified. Starting the proceedings is the 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol hybrid that gets two electric motors. This engine comes with an automatic gearbox. It also comes with regenerative braking and a 1.2kWh battery, enabling purely electric driving for up to 80 percent of the time in the city.

The next engine is the 130hp, 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol coupled with a 48V starter motor. While the Duster will also come with an LPG option in some markets, there is no diesel option in any market now.

Like its predecessor, the new Duster will come with 4x2 and 4x4 options, albeit only with the 1.2-litre mild-hybrid powertrain. While it won’t get a proper 4x4 setup like the ladder-frame-based Jimny, it does get terrain modes that include Auto, Snow, Mud/Sand, off-road and Eco. Dacia says the Duster 4x4 has 217mm of ground clearance and has an approach angle of 31 degrees upfront and a departure angle of 36 degrees at the back.

It also gets hill-descent control for speeds up to 30kph. All off-road-related information is shown on the multimedia screen – this also includes details for inclination and power distribution between the front and the rear.

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2024 all-new Renault Duster to get ADAS and many new features

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Renault is gearing up to electrify India’s SUV market with the launch of its new Duster in 2025, setting the stage for increased competition in the midsize SUV segment. The French automobile manufacturer’s sister brand, Dacia, recently unveiled the new Duster in Portugal, with plans to commence sales in Europe early next year before expanding to other markets. Renault is eyeing the Indian market for the new Duster, with a projected entry in the second half of 2025.

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Inside the cabin, the Y-shaped theme continues with an all-new dashboard featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen oriented towards the driver. The interior is equipped with a 3-spoke steering wheel and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, emphasizing a contemporary design.

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Top-tier features on the Duster include wireless charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic climate control, and an Arkamys 3D sound system with six speakers. Notably, the SUV incorporates Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology, encompassing features such as automatic emergency braking, vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcycle detection, traffic sign recognition with speeding alert, rear parking assistant, lane change warning and assist, among others.

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The Duster offers three engine options, two of which are electrified. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol hybrid, featuring two electric motors, comes with an automatic gearbox, regenerative braking, and a 1.2kWh battery, enabling electric driving for up to 80 percent of city driving. Another powertrain option is the 130hp, 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol coupled with a 48V starter motor. Notably, there is no diesel option available.

Maintaining its predecessor’s tradition, the new Duster offers both 4×2 and 4×4 options, with the latter being exclusive to the 1.2-litre mild-hybrid powertrain. While lacking a traditional 4×4 setup, the Duster incorporates terrain modes such as Auto, Snow, Mud/Sand, off-road, and Eco, offering versatility for various driving conditions. Off-road capabilities are enhanced with hill-descent control for speeds up to 30kph, displaying pertinent information on the multimedia screen.

Expected to launch in India in 2025, the new Duster will compete with popular models like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder in the competitive midsize SUV segment. The SUV will be available in both 5-seat and 7-seat configurations, offering Indian consumers a compelling and versatile choice in the SUV market. Stay tuned for updates on this electrifying addition to Renault’s lineup.

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These are the first-ever images of the next-generation Duster with “Renault” branding (instead of Dacia).

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