Next-gen Renault Duster (Dacia Duster) to be unveiled on June 22 – Report

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Could make its motor show debut at the IAA 2017.

According to a report from Auto Algerie, the second generation Dacia Duster will be unveiled on June 22, ahead of its expected motor show premiere at the IAA 2017 on September 12.

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As seen in spy shots and our rendering, the overall design does retain some of the outgoing model’s lines.

Spy shots from last month gave us our first glimpse at the 2018 Renault Duster test mule, albeit featuring a complete camouflage wrap and faux body panels. Despite the body covers, it was easily inferred that the new Duster will feature an evolutionary styling that borrows cues from the Renault Alaskan, featuring a bolder front fascia with Renault’s V-shaped grille directly flanked by sleeker projector headlamps with LED DRLs. The overall design does retain some of the outgoing model’s lines, hence why it still looks familiar, although the dimensions could be slightly bigger.

The next-gen Duster is reported to be based on an upgraded version of the current B0 platform and will spawn a longer, 7-seat version rumoured to be called the Renault ‘Grand Duster’. The new Duster family could come with familiar engine options such as a 1.2-litre TCe petrol unit, 1.6- and 2.0-litre SCe petrol motors, and a more efficient 1.6-litre dCi engine. The current model is offered with a wide range of transmission options such as 5MT, 6MT, 6EDC and 6AMT.

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The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine is said to get replaced by a more efficient 1.6-litre dCi engine.

Despite its unveil this month, expect the new Duster to arrive in India only in 2019. Like the current model, it will be locally manufactured at the Renault-Nissan plant near Chennai.

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[Source: Auto Algerie]

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