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New Renault Duster patent filed in India, launched abroad in 2017

New Renault Duster
Written by Nizam Shaikh

New Renault Duster – Renault could be planning to bring the new-generation Duster to the Indian market. The brand has filed patents for the new design in India. This leads us to believe that Renault will launch the next-generation SUV soon.

Since its launch, the Renault Duster has been quite popular in the Indian market. The brand even added a four-wheel-drive variant of the Duster in India. The SUV also got a mid-cycle facelift in 2016, but Renault in 2017 launched the next-generation model in the European market. It is important to note that Renault retails the Duster in Europe under the Dacia brand. 

The speculation was that Renault would launch the new-generation Duster in India due to the SUVs popularity. But that did not happen, and the Duster got another mild update in terms of its exteriors and interior trim. The brand also gave the Duster a new engine option as the SUV transitioned from the BS4 engine specification to a more stringent BS6. The Duster also received a new turbo-petrol engine. 

New Renault Duster India Patents Leaked

Now, the new-generation Duster is likely to come to the Indian market as well. The new-generation Duster features a wide front fascia and new headlamps and tail lamp design. The headlamps and the radiator grille integrates with the fascia well. The new Duster also retains the hallmark flared wheel arches that give the SUV butch and muscular looks. The new-generation car also features new headlamps and taillamps. The taillamps come with a significant redesign and feature a squared-off design with three-dimensional inserts. 

Renault Duster Dimensions

The Dacia Duster in Europe measures 4341mm in length, 2052mm in width, 1621mm in height and a ground clearance of 210mm. The wheelbase on the new-generation Duster is 2674mm, and it features a 445-litre boot. The Renault Duster sold in India measures 4360mm in length, 1822mm in width, 1695mm in height and features 2673mm of the wheelbase.

Engine Specifications

The Dacia Duster comes with 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, a 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with 4×2 and 4×4 options. Other engine variants come with a front-wheel-drive engine architecture. The Renault Duster in India comes with a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol motor which is likely to continue on the next-generation models.

The brand is also planning to introduce a new 7-seater version of the Duster, which could be called the Grand Duster. The model is currently under test in Europe. 

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