2018 Renault Duster (3-row variant) – Rendering
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Expected to arrive in 2018.
Based on reports, IAB’s Shoeb R Kalania has created a rendering of the 2018 Renault Duster 7-seater variant, which is expected to arrive in showrooms in 2018.
The Duster in the rendering features design cues borrowed from latest models like the new Koleos and Alaskan, which is a significant upgrade over the design of the current model. Reports suggest that the 7-seat variant will be around 200 mm longer than the standard 5-seat model, with its length measuring around 4.7 meters.
While several reports state that the next gen Renault Duster will make the jump to Renault-Nissan’s CMF platform, other reports speculate that it will continue to ride on the B0/Logan platform of the current Duster, albeit updated. Renault plans to introduce a 5-seat variant as well as a 7-seat variant, which is a first for the Duster nameplate.
In European markets, the Renault/Dacia Duster will likely offer a 124 bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit and a 130 bhp 1.6-litre diesel unit that could replace the current 1.5-litre diesel unit. Transmission options will include a range of manual and automatic gearboxes, while a four-wheel drive system will continue to be an optional feature.