Renault unveiled the next-generation Duster, badged as a Dacia, at the Frankfurt Motor Show in August and now it has revealed the SUV wearing the French automaker’s badge.
The two vehicles are very similar, although there are some differences up front, such as the grille and badge, while the interior of the Renault Duster will be “totally redesigned”, with a a “step-up in perceived quality.” The air vents have been elongated and are no longer round and the steering wheel similar to what we’ve seen on the Captur.
The Renault Duster’s grille is wider than the previous models and the headlights have been pushed out to give the SUV a wider appearance. A new signature LED daytime running lights divided into three sections highlight the headlamp cluster. The bonnet is flatter and the silver skid plate covered with a scratch resistant coating, which has been added to the front and rear bumper, gives the impression of a bull bar.
The new Duster’s comes with a boot capacity under the luggage cover of 478 litres for the front-wheel-drive model and 467 litres for the four-wheel-drive version. Ground clearance is 210 mm, slightly higher than before and in addition, Renault says the four-wheel-drive experience has been “improved.”
The new Renault Duster is expected to arrive in South Africa in the third quarter of 2018.