Renault Duster Oroch spied testing ahead of launch this year – South America

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Likely to be powered by a 2.0-liter flex-fuel engine.

Renault has started testing the Duster Oroch (Duster pickup), ahead of a launch reported to take place in the third quarter of this calendar year.

Renault Duster Oroch pickup spied
Two different sizes of the Duster Oroch was spotted indicating that Renault would launch multiple variants with different payloads.

Unveiled in concept form at the 2014 Sao Paulo International Auto Show in October last year, Renault plans to grab a sizable market share in the pickup segment which accounts for 75 percent of the light commercial vehicle market in South America.

The publication reports that there were two different prototypes on test, indicating that Renault would offer the Duster Oroch with different load carrying abilities for varied needs. Renault could also introduce single and dual cab variants, though the concept previewed a dual cab.

Renault’s design centre for Latin America (RDAL) in Sao Paulo was responsible for designing the concept which featured outlandish Orange inserts inside and out, Neoprene seats, LED headlights and side-mounted cameras. Renault would obviously tone down the production model, though to give the pickup its own identity, redesigned lights and bumpers would be used.

Renault Duster Oroch pickup front spied
The concept’s LED headlights are unlikely to make it to production, though redesigned headlights could be seen.

Also read: Renault Duster facelift with unique taillights launched in Brazil

According to an earlier report, the Duster Oroch would come powered only by the more powerful 2.0-liter flex-fuel engine, matched to a 6-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.

The Duster Oroch will not be introduced in India.

Renault Duster Oroch Concept – Image Gallery

[Source – AutoBlog]

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