European launch expected in early 2018.
Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO, Renault-Nissan Alliance, had earlier confirmed that the second generation Renault Duster will arrive in 2017. A new report from Largus.fr says that the company will unveil the 2018 Dacia (Renault) Duster at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September.
The French publication's report suggests that the all-new Dacia (Renault) Duster would ride on an upgraded version of the B0 platform. Previous reports have said that the CMF platform will form the basis for the next-gen Duster. A 7-seat version named 'Grand Duster' is also rumoured, and the new report says that this version could use a different platform.
The 2018 Dacia Duster is expected to include the 125 hp 1.2-litre TCe petrol and the 1.5-litre dCi diesel units in its engine range. The 90 ch (90 hp) 0.9-litre TCe petrol engine or the 100 ch (100 hp) 1.2-litre TCe petrol engine could power the base model. Previous reports have also mentioned a 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine that could serve as a replacement for the existing 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine. As today, transmission choices will include manual and EDC dual-clutch automatic. Brazil and other markets will receive different specifications for the next-gen Duster.
The Indian launch of the next-gen Renault Duster, as per an earlier article, is said to happen in the first half of 2019. This year Renault will augment the crossover lineup with the Renault Captur that will sell in the Duster's segment.