Chennai reader Bairesh Raj, who regularly spies cars in and around Chennai, is back on our front page for his spyshots of the Duster. Renault has been testing the five-seat Duster SUV since mid-2011 around the Chennai plant. Bairesh explains that the road presence of this animal, despite its lines and curves cloaked, is something different. Readers of Indian Autos Blog..

Industry sources have told Indian Autos Blog that Renault India will launch the Duster in the Indian market with a 1.5-liter petrol engine. Following the trail of Renault-Nissan in India leads you to its native place – the Sunny’s engine bay! Since last year, Nissan is manufacturing the 1.5-liter petrol engine (HR15DE) at the Renault-Nissan alliance plant in..

The Indian auto market is all set to welcome a new segment into its playground i.e. the mini-SUV segment with many offerings in the pipeline such as the Ford Ecosport, Mahindra mini Xylo and the Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha. Some companies are refraining from launching their products immediately, waiting for a better time, but all of them are aiming at a price point of under..

Renault India showcased the robust Duster at the Auto Expo last month. Its launch is expected to unfold in mid-2012. Renault has not finished conducting tests on the various system on-board this mini SUV vehicle. Renault India will be offering 4×2 and 4×4 versions. Clearly the battle is between Renault and Ford – at the moment Renault’s winning the..

Renault India has confirmed the showcasing of the mini SUV Duster at the Delhi Auto Expo on January 6. The Renault version of the Dacia Duster sports a revised center console, new alloy wheels, and a dash of chrome on its front-end. Renault announced its plans to sell the 4×2 and 4×4 versions of the mini SUV in India in 2012 during an event in Delhi to handover..

As the countdown to Auto Expo starts ticking days away, juicy test mules get snapped doing their final testing round. Thanks to our pals at, we finally get to see the first images of Duster undergoing tests rounds in Chennai, India. The Duster is a hotly anticipated SUV for the Indian market but was rarely caught on camera. Renault India is betting big on..

If you have been reading, you will know Renault is preparing the Duster as we speak for a 2012 launch. The Duster will follow the V-Platform hatchback (the concept version of which will be unveiled later this month) into India in both 2WD and 4WD formats. Renault India said the highly localized Duster SUV will be manufactured at Oragadam, Chennai and..

Renault aired a couple of images of the Duster which we featured earlier in the week from Buenos Aires Motor Show at the Delhi press conference on Tuesday. Like IAB suspected, the same model, customized and tweaked for India, will be locally manufactured and introduced in the second half of 2012. The Duster will be manufactured alongside Nissan products at Renault Nissan..

We’re used to calling the Duster as a Dacia SUV because Renault had not taken the effort to slap the silver diamond on the car. That’s going to change as Renault officially has its own version of the Duster expected in the middle of 2012 here in India. Sources in Renault India noted that none of their products will bear Dacia logos even if they are products..

The cat’s out of the bag. Diagrammatic representations of future products on Renault India’s official website has not turned out to be a good idea, as some of them are very accurate. Case in point – the drawing that represents a quirky compact SUV – unless you are blind you wouldn’t mistake it for anything but the Duster. Earlier this year,..