Made-in-India Dacia Duster continues testing; Exports planned to Africa, Malaysia and Singapore


Kaustubh Shinde, They say sooner or later your passion finds you. Sometime in late 2009, I started writing for IAB and ever since then it has been a roller coaster ride for me. An amazing experience that has taught me a lot, taken me to new places, driven some great cars and met some amazing people. When you don't find me on IAB (very rarely), you will find me either at a coffee shop or an eatery or at the nearest gadget store. Hope you enjoy IAB as much as we do!

Dacia Duster continues testing in ChennaiAutocar Professional reports that Renault India will commence Dacia Duster exports to UK from January 2013.

The Dacia Duster will be manufactured at the Renault-Nissan Alliance manufacturing plant in Oragadam, Chennai alongside the Renault’s version of the Duster. The Dacia Duster will also be made with a 4WD system, and is reserved strictly for RHD export markets.

Our friends from the United Kingdom have been waiting for the Duster since quite some time. Dacia announced the price of Duster in the UK early back in June. For a starting price of  £8,995, the Duster was shockingly affordable for the Brits.

Dacia also announced that it had received over 1,000 orders in just 100 days of its launch. The Dacia Duster will be sold through 135 UK Dacia retailers in UK.

Dacia will get ready for deliveries in the month of January 2013. Renault India will send the Duster shipments from the Ennore port, outside Chennai.

Marc Nassif, managing director, Renault India, has even bigger plans for the Duster. He plans to export the Duster to potentially every right-hand drive market in the world. The Frenchman is looking at Western Africa, South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore to kick things off.

To satisfy the burgeoning demand, Renault has plans to increase production much beyond what they had originally planned. Currently, there are two lines for the Duster at the Chennai plant, working across five shifts. An additional line will be in place in April 2013.

[Image – ‘Dacia’ Duster 4WD variant test mule spotted in Chennai city, a few kilometers away from its production facility]

[Source: via]

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Renault Duster News & Updates

2018 Renault Duster front three quarters

India-bound 2018 Renault Duster unveiled

2018 Dacia Duster front three quarters right at IAA 2017

Next gen 2018 Renault Duster India launch facing delays – Report

Renault Duster Sandstorm edition front three quarters left side

Renault Duster Sandstorm edition – In 9 Live Images

2018 Dacia Duster at an outdoor event in Romania

2018 Dacia Duster snapped at an outdoor event post IAA 2017 premiere

2018 Dacia Duster Radio 2 Din multimedia system

2018 Dacia Duster’s multimedia/infotainment systems revealed

Brazilian-spec 2018 Renault Duster front three quarters rendering

Will the 2018 Renault Duster be more than just a badge-swap exercise?