Renault Oroch (Duster pick-up) spotted on a transporter - Spied

16/06/2015 - 00:38 | ,  ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Will debut at the 2015 Buenos Aires Motor Show.

A few days after Renault teased its first ever pickup, the Renault Oroch, spyshots of several production-spec models covered in pre-delivery wrapping surfaced from Buenos Aires. The Renault Oroch will make its global debut at the 2015 Buenos Aires Motor Show which opens on June 18.

2015 Renault Oroch on a transporter spotted ahead of launch
The Renault Oroch is a Renault Duster with a pick-up bed.

Previewed by the Renault Oroch concept from the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show, the Oroch is basically a Renault Duster with a pick-up bed. According to reports, the pick-up bed is 1.35 meters long, has a volumetric capacity of 683 litres and load capacity of 650 kilograms. The front end will have slight modifications to differentiate itself from the Duster, as well as a thicker C-pillar.

Although the interior hasn't been revealed, expect it to be largely similar to the Duster. Characteristic features include a 3-spoke steering wheel with buttons, a MEDIANAV 7-inch infotainment display, and a dual tone interior upholstery.

Powering the Renault Oroch would be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of running on gasoline or ethanol, which produces 138 hp/197 Nm and 142 hp/209 Nm of torque, respectively. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual or even a 4-speed automatic with 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains.

2015 Renault Oroch rear spotted on a transporter
The Oroch gets a torsion beam rear suspension with a conventional rear axle.

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The Oroch will be produced in Brazil and is expected to go on sale in Argentina by the year-end. Given the weak demand for personal pickup trucks, we don't expect Renault India to sell it.


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