The Duster has played a very crucial part in setting up the French automaker Renault for success in the country. This year, Dacia, owned by Renault, showcased a big 7-seater SUV, nicknamed the BigsterHowever, now new spy shots from Romania have emerged that showcase a 7-seater Duster undergoing testing. In this article, we will discuss the Duster 7-seater and understand whether it should come to India.
The Duster, which is in its second generation in foreign markets is based on the B0 platform, the same which underpinned the first-gen Duster. So, the brand is expected to bring the Duster 7-seater on the B0 platform as well.
The ‘Bigster’ looked like a tall muscular vehicle similar to the Duster. However, the 7-seater looks more like a station wagon than a tall SUV. Although, mostly everything is camouflaged, however, the vertical tail-lamp is evident. Also, the Duster 7-seater will get a bigger wheelbase than the regular Duster. The wheels, at least on the test mule, are smaller compared to the camouflaged Duster standing behind it.
The car will be a 7-seater as already mentioned above. Seeing the growing trend of SUVs, the Duster 7-seater might be offered as a 6-seater as well. The 6-seater Duster is expected to come with captain seats, while the 7-seater will get bench seats for the 2nd-row. Other than this, the big vehicle is expected to be similar to the Duster on the inside.
The regular Duster gets a 1.0-litre petrol engine, a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine in foreign markets. With the Duster 7-seater, the same setup is expected, however, the engine might be re-tuned in order to make more power.
Duster 7-seater Features
On the features front, the 7-seater is expected to get all features that can make it a worthy competitor in the 7-seater segment. AC vents with blower control for 2nd & 3rd-row passengers, armrests, charging ports, reading lamps, a big touchscreen infotainment system, electronic sunroof, ambient lighting, digital instrument cluster, ventilated seats, connected car tech and many others.
Will it come to India?
Although the car is being speculated for the country, however, no test mule has been spotted in the country, leaving us with no solid evidence that the car will surely come here. With that being said, the Duster 7-seater is expected to be a promising product, and bringing it here would make the 7-seater competition more interesting.
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