Renault's New Duster: Global Debut on November 29
The all-new Duster is not just an SUV; it's a statement of Dacia's commitment to innovation and excellence.
Renault's sister brand, Dacia, is set to make waves in the automotive world with the launch of the all-new Duster SUV. The big reveal is scheduled for November 29 in Portugal, and the anticipation is growing. What makes this development even more intriguing is that the all-new Duster will also bear the Renault branding in countries like India. As reported earlier, it is expected to hit the Indian market by 2025.
Power Under the Hood
The new Duster will offer a range of engine options to cater to diverse preferences. You can choose from three petrol engine options:
1. Entry-Level Power: 120hp, 1.0-Litre Turbo-Petrol
If you're looking for an economical yet powerful choice, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with 120hp offers a compelling option.
2. Hybrid Efficiency: 140hp, 1.2-Litre Petrol Hybrid
For those environmentally conscious drivers, the 140hp, 1.2-litre petrol hybrid engine strikes the perfect balance between power and efficiency.
3. Powerhouse Performance: 170hp, 1.3-Litre Turbo-Petrol
The top-of-the-line engine is a beast in its own right, boasting 170hp and a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol configuration. What's more, it's flex-fuel compliant, making it a versatile choice.
Notably, the 170hp engine will make this Duster the most powerful one ever to roll off the production line.
Bold and Rugged Design
One of the most striking features of the new Duster is its bold, boxy design. This design represents a significant departure from the second-generation Duster and gives the SUV a rugged, off-road appeal. Despite its rugged appearance, it is built on Renault-Nissan's CMF-B modular platform, ensuring modern performance and safety standards.
Dacia's new, sleek fascia, introduced across the range in recent mini facelifts, also makes an appearance. The Renault-branded version of the SUV will feature some unique design elements, adding a touch of exclusivity to the vehicle.
Expanding the Duster Family
The excitement doesn't end with the standard Duster. Sources indicate that a three-row variant of the Duster is in the works, and it's expected to be named the "Bigster SUV." This expansion of the Duster family is set to make a global debut sometime in the near future, further enhancing Dacia's presence in the SUV market.
The Indian Connection
For Indian car enthusiasts, the new Duster is a highly anticipated addition to the market. With its arrival set for 2025, the 5-seater Duster will step into the fiercely competitive midsize SUV segment. It will join the ranks of popular models like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
The all-new Duster is not just an SUV; it's a statement of Dacia's commitment to innovation and excellence. With a powerful lineup of engines, a bold and rugged design, and the promise of an extended family, it's set to turn heads and redefine the SUV experience. As the Indian launch date draws closer, car enthusiasts can hardly contain their excitement.