Next-gen Renault Duster to launch in India in 2018 – Report

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015 - 3:32pm IST

A 5+2 variant could be on the cards.

A report on the Economic Times states that the next generation Renault Duster will enter the market sometime in 2018.

2016 Renault Duster (facelift) front quarter snapped by IAB reader
Prior to the launch of the next generation Duster, Renault India will introduce the Duster facelift.

According to an earlier report, Renault has finalized the design direction of the next generation Duster. The Renault Design Central Europe (RDCE) in Bucharest is working on the model with the support of Renault Technologie Roumanie. According to reports, the next generation Duster could sport an extended wheelbase and offer seating for 7 occupants in a 5+2 fashion.

RDCE, which is working on the design of the new Duster, has a new General Manager in Mr. Jean Phillipe Salar, a Renault veteran for 19 years. Apart from products like the Clio, Megane, Scenic and Fluence, Mr. Salar has also worked on the Renault Kwid, which went on sale in India last month with a rugged design packaged in a small car layout.

2016 Dacia Duster front three quarter right at IAA 2015
The Duster made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, whereas the facelift appeared at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Until the launch of the next generation Duster, Renault India has plans to introduce the Duster facelift, expected this financial year. The Duster facelift, apart from cosmetic revisions, will also debut Renault’s Easy-R AMT gearbox. The brand also aims to increase localization on the Duster to 80 percent in the coming weeks.

2016 Dacia Duster – Image Gallery

[Source – ET]

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