Renault is working on the 7 Seater Grand Duster. This SUV is being tested in Europe and it will be sold under Dacia brand. It will also get Renault badging wherever required. The French automaker is making a five and even seven seater versions. The Grand Duster will be a seven seater. So what does the new Grand Duster have in it? Does it pack in more features? We share our detailed preview on the new upcoming seven seater Renault Grand Duster.
7 seater Renault Grand Duster Exterior
Spyshots and rendering make the Duster look different in both. Looking at the spyshots, it does look similar to the current Duster. The Grand Duster will get roof rails. The door handles aren’t grab on. Renault has been working on the new-generation of the Duster, and even the 7 Seater version will get similar one. The Grand Duster will be more subtle than muscular. It shall have contemporary styling.
The taillamps of the Grand Duster are square in shape and it resembles some new generation Fiat vehicles, like the Renegade. In fact, the Grand Duster rendering reminds one of the Fiat Freemont SUV. This seems to be the new design language for all Dacia products. The Duster and the new Grand Duster will share the same platform, the Grand Duster will get larger wheels. The door handles in the spy shots are not grab type, as shown in the rendered images.
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7 Seater Renault Grand Duster interiors
The interiors will be similar to the existing model. Some elements like the instrument panel might be carried over. The Grand Duster will get a rugged styling similar to the existing Duster and will get features like cruise control, touch-screen infotainment system. This will also get navigation and a reverse parking camera. The overall quality of interiors will get an upgrade in the Grand Duster.
The 7 Seater Grand Duster will have similar space in the first two rows. The space for front row passengers is good, be it head room or even leg room. While the second row has enough space too. The seats are expected to slide and recline for better flexibility for the third row seating. The last row might be a little tight on space especially the knee room, but should be good enough for children. As the Duster is raised after the second row, there won’t be much room for the third row of passengers. The boot will be small when the third row of seats are raised. This means that the Duster won’t have a lot of space for luggage when all the three rows of seating are utilised.
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7 Seater Dacia/Renault Grand Duster Launch Date (Expected)
Dacia will be the first to get the Duster. Then it will be launched under Renault badging. This is likely to happen in the second half of 2017. Deliveries will commence by the end of 2017 in Europe. However for India, it will be making its way by early 2018. Even UK will get it by early 2018.
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7 Seater Dacia Grand Duster Engines (Expected)
The new-generation Duster will be larger in size and will get a new-generation of petrol and diesel engines. The existing 1.5-litre K9K engine will be tweaked for better performance and higher fuel efficiency too. It will be even offered with an automatic (AMT) transmission on the diesel engine. Renault has plans to make the current Duster into a seven-seater SUV. The Duster will get a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine with an option of seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and the diesel will be the 1.5-litre with 108bhp of power and sic-speed manual and AMT. 7 Seater Grand Duster will have the same engine specifications like the other Duster. Renault is looking at adding a range of new engines to the Indian car market, some could even make it to India as well.
7 Seater Renault Grand Duster Mileage (Expected)
7 Seater Renault Grand Duster Mileage
|Diesel AMT||14 km/l|
The 7 Seater Renault Grand Duster will have a fuel-efficiency of about 13km/l for the diesel engine in city, while on the highway it should be about 17km/l. There won’t be a major change in the weight of the 7 Seater version and we could expect to retain a similar weight on the Duster.
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7 Seater Renault Grand Duster Price in India (Expected)
The test mule has been spotted in Europe. This will first be unveiled as a Dacia. This new SUV will be based on the Duster Oroch pick up, which was showcased at the 2014 Sao Paulo Show. Renault is looking at making India as one of its largest markets, so we can expect them to get the new-generation Duster in a short span of time. Expect the new-gen Duster to be launched in India around 2017 and this should be priced at INR 12-16 lakhs (on-road approximately), though it is a bit early to come to such a conclusion.
7 Seater Renault Grand Duster Images
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BREAKING – Renault Duster price reduced by upto ₹ 1 lakh
The price of the Renault Duster has been dropped. The SUV had come under a lot of pressure lately, after the success of the Hyundai Creta. The launch of the Renault Captur had got buyers confused, as the price of the Duster and Captur was not very different. Owing to low volumes, Renault has decided to reposition the Duster, which has been their best seller before the arrival of Kwid.
The Renault Duster petrol now starts ₹ 7.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and the diesel version starts from ₹ 8.95 lakhs. The Petrol CVT variant is now priced at ₹ 9.95 lakhs. These are ex-showroom, Delhi prices. The repositioning of the Duster comes as a good news for several customers and Duster fans.
Renault Duster AMT
Renault Duster Sandstorm Special Edition Launch This Month
Renault, one of the fastest growing automotive brands in India, today announced the launch of New Duster Sandstorm edition. With 9 new exciting enhancements, the Duster Sandstorm has an imposing presence and is tailor-made for true automotive enthusiasts.
The Renault Duster Sandstorm Edition will be available in two trims – RXS Diesel 85 PS Sandstorm edition offered at an attractive introductory pricing Rs 10,90,400 (ex-Delhi) and RXS Diesel 110 PS Sandstorm edition offered at an attractive introductory pricing Rs 11,70,400 (ex-Delhi). The Renault Duster Sandstorm comes with 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmission and is available in a 2-wheel drive (2WD) option.
Renault Duster Sandstorm Colours
The New Duster Sandstorm Edition is available in 3 colour options – Outback bronze, Moonlight Silver and Slate Grey.
Renault Duster Sandstorm Launch Date
The Renault Duster Sandstorm will be launched this month i.e. September 2017. This will be just ahead of the festive season, which will help the company rope in more customers during this period. Car buyers generally save up to spend in buying a car during this period. Renault will try to grab some its market share back from Hyundai Creta.
Renault Duster Sandstorm Price
|Minimum Price||₹9.5 lakhs|
|Maximum Price||₹14 lakhs|
The Renault Duster Sandstorm is expected to cost ₹9.5 lacs to ₹14 lakhs (on-road). The special edition will have a slightly higher price as it will be getting certain upgrades. The prices will not overlap with the Captur as there will be a gap in their prices.
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Renault Duster Sandstorm Design
Designees there will be no change in the Duster Sandstorm . The basic design will remain the same. It will get some additional body cladding. There will also be new body graphics that will enhance the look of the vehicle and differentiate it with the regular Duster. There will be a new badge that will read Sandstorm. The interiors of the the special edition will also remain the same. It might get new seat covers.
Renault Duster Sandstorm Specifications
|Engine||Petrol 1.5-litre||Diesel 1.5-litre||Diesel 1.5-litre|
|Transmission||5-speed manual, CVT||5-speed manual||6-speed Manual, AMT|
The Renault Duster Sandstorm will be available in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol is a 1.5-litre engine churning out 105bhp of power and 142Nm of torque.The other engine is the 1.5-litre diesel. This is available in two states of tune – 84bhp and 108bhp. Transmission options in petrol include a five-speed manual and a CVT. The diesel engine will be available with a five-speed, a six-speed manual and an AMT. There will also be an All Wheel Drive available.
Renault Duster Sandstorm Mileage
|Engine||Petrol 1.5-litre||Diesel 1.5-litre (84bhp)||Diesel 1.5-litre (108bhp)|
|Overall Mileage||12 km/l||17 km/l||15 km/l|
The Renault duster has always been known to provide good fuel efficiency, especially the 84bhp diesel version. The petrol will give an overall mileage of 12km/l. The lesser powered diesel engine gives the best mileage of around 17km/l while the higher powered engine will return around 15km/l overall. These figures in real life driving conditions and a mix of city and highway driving. These may also vary driver to driver.
Renault Duster Sandstorm Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1235 kgs|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||1806 kgs|
|Turning Radius||5.20 metres|
|Front Track||1560 mm|
|Rear Track||1567 mm|
|Boot Space||475 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 litres|
Renault Duster Sandstorm
Renault Duster Sandstorm is a special edition that will come with additional features. It will be a good option to consider.
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