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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.

Renault Duster 7-seater features

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.

7 Seater Dacia Grand Duster

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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.

New Renault Duster interior

New Renault Duster interior

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 Grand Duster rear

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7 Seater Renault Grand Duster Mileage (Expected)

7 Seater Renault Grand Duster Mileage

Engine Mileage
Petrol 13 km/l
Diesel 15 km/l
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.

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BREAKING – Renault Duster price reduced by upto ₹ 1 lakh

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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.

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Renault Duster Sandstorm Special Edition Launch This Month

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Renault Duster Sandstorm

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.

Also Read: Renault Duster vs Renault Captur

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
Power 105bhp 84bhp 108bhp
Torque 142Nm 210Nm 250Nm
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

Length 4315 mm
Width 1822 mm
Height 1695 mm
Wheelbase 2673 mm
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
Seating Capacity 5
Boot Space 475 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 litres

 

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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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2016 Renault Duster spotted again

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Renault is prepping a facelift for their best seller, the Renault Duster, which is expected to debut at the Auto Expo 2016. Team-BHP member has posted a new image of the Renault Duster testing in Chennai. (more…)

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Renault Duster facelift spotted 

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Renault Duster’s facelift has been spotted on test by an OD reader. This compact SUV’s facelift version has been due to launched for a while. The Renault Duster facelift looks somewhat to the Brazilian version. The Duster has a new front that makes it look aggressive and premium too. The Duster’s current design has grown old and the French automaker is looking to update it and make it competitive as the Creta is the new segment leader. (more…)

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Renault Duster 2016 (facelift) Spied

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The facelifted Renault Duster is caught testing around Chennai just before its debut at the Auto Expo 2016. We can expect it to hit showrooms in the current financial year itself. (more…)

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Renault Duster to be unveiled at 2016 Auto Expo

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As we had stated earlier, the Renault Duster facelift will be making its way at the 2016 Auto Expo. One of the biggest highlights of the new Duster will be its new automated manual transmission (AMT) and this new transmission will be made available on diesel. The Duster will be getting a cosmetic upgrade too. The new entrant in this segment, the Hyundai Creta, has changed the rules of the game. It looks  a lot more premium, better in quality, feature loaded and what is important is the introduction of an automatic transmission for the diesel engine. (more…)

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Next-Gen Renault Duster may look like this

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One of the most successful brands from Renault – the Duster will present itself in a totally new avatar in 2017. Based on several ideas accumulated, we have a rendered image of how the future Duster may look like.

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Renault to launch six new products by 2020

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Renault will be launching a range of utility vehicles (SUV and MPV) in the Indian market, in the next few year and plans to launch at least six new vehicles by 2020. Renault will be challenging companies like Mahindra and Tata.

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7 Seater Renault Duster coming in 2018

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The new-generation Renault Duster will be a seven-seater SUV and it will be launched in India in 2018, as per a report from ET. The new Renault Duster is a seven-seater and we are the only Indian website that have the image of this seven-seater SUV while it was testing in Europe.  The new Duster will be powered by a range of new petrol and diesel engines. The 1.5-litre K9K will be further tweaked for even better performance and mileage. There will be a new range of transmissions also. (more…)

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Renault Duster and Lodgy to become more affordable

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Renault is working towards becoming more affordable as the French automaker will be increasing the localisation on both the products. The 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine already has a lot of localised parts, now the other mechanicals will also be localised. (more…)

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Renault Duster facelift will get AMT

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The facelift of the popular Renault Duster has been spotted with camouflage several times. The SUV is slated for a debut in early 2016 and will also come with an Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).

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2016 Renault Duster Automatic Spied

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We had indicated earlier that there will be an automatic version of the Duster, coming with its facelift, in early 2016. The automatic variant of the Duster has now been spied testing. Renault will be launching Duster automatic which will be powered by their 1.5 litre, four cylinder, turbocharged unit with 108bhp.

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Renault Duster Facelift spied again

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The Renault Duster facelift has been spied yet again testing on the GST Road in Chennai, which has a little less camouflage and this reveals the new headlamp assembly clearly.

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Renault Duster Explore priced at INR 11 lakhs (on-road)

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Renault Duster Explore is a new limited edition that has been launched for INR 11 lakhs and 12.2 lakhs (on-road for both in New Delhi), for the 83bhp and 108bhp variants. This limited edition model will be made available in RxL variant only for both. These limited edition models will be sold only for September 2015. (more…)

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