Next-gen Dacia Duster (Renault Duster) reveal confirmed this year


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Could go on sale in Romania in January 2018.

According to Mr Hakim Boutehra, general director of Renault Commercial Roumanie (RCR), who spoke to the Romanian press, the next generation Renault Duster could go on sale in Romania as early as January 2018, following its reveal late this year. Boutehra did not confirm details other than calling the Duster a “Complete New” product.

Dacia Duster
The next generation Renault Duster will go on sale in Romania as early as January 2018. The model is assumed to continue production at the local plant in Mioveni.

The second gen Duster comes eight years after the current generation landed in first markets under Dacia and Renault. Reports suggest that the next gen Dacia Duster will spawn a 7-seater variant, rumoured to be 200 mm longer than the regular 5-seat Duster, measuring 4.7 metres in overall length.

The exterior design is expected to look evolutionary and more contemporary than current Duster, but not rounded and curvy to clash with the Renault Kaptur.

The next gen Duster could continue to ride on the B0 platform, albeit with slight modifications. For the European markets, engine lineup is reported to comprise of a 124 bhp 1.2-litre TCe petrol unit and a 130 bhp 1.6-litre diesel unit that could replace the current 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit, available with manual and EDC automatic gearbox options.

2018 Renault Duster 7-seater
Reports suggest that the next gen Dacia Duster will spawn a 7-seater variant, which is rumoured to be 200 mm longer.

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The report also states that the MY2017 Dacia Duster receives an update this March, the highlight being a new 6-speed EDC (dual clutch) automatic transmission on the 4X2 variant.

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[Source: Hot News Romania]

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