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New Renault Duster 2017 unveiled! Images are out!

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An all new Renault Duster has been in the making (of course it will be called as Dacia Duster in Europe) and the official images have been released. This will be new Renault Duster 2017 global debut. An all new SUV based on an upgraded platform. There is a major change in the styling, appearance and the features list it offers. There will be an upgrade to the existing petrol and diesel engine line-up as well. Mr Hakim Boutehra, General Director of Renault Commercial Roumanie (RCR), stated that new Renault Duster 2017 will be a “Complete New” product.

There has been a long wait for the new-gen Renault Duster. The Romanian car maker will finally unveil it on 22nd of June 2017. In terms of public appearance, the debut will be at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show this September. The launch will be at the Motor Show, and Renault/Dacia has made multiple changes in the design, dimensions, features and technologies on offer. Design, features, drivetrains and even driving dynamics. This will make the Duster move ahead of the competition and freshen it up.

The five-seater will be the new Duster 2017 and the other will be a seven-seater version. This one will be called as the Grand Duster mostly, no official confirmation yet.  For India, the Duster shall be based on the B0 platform and it won’t be changed for India. The current Duster too is based on the same platform. This will be done to rescue the cost and it will share the platform with the Renault Kaptur SUV, which will be launched this year.

The exterior design will refreshed with new styling. There shall be projector headlamps and daytime running LEDs on higher variants. There will be airbags and ABS as a standard feature. Then there will be ESP as well as these features have been made mandatory by EuroNCAP. There should be an upgraded diesel engine and a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine shall also be in the offering. This will enhance the SUV’s performance and even mileage.

New Renault Duster 2017 Launch Date

The Duster will be launched by late 2018 in India and global debut should be late 2017. After tasting success here, it will not want to the new generation. India is one of the most important markets for Renault today. The new Duster will be making its way into India immediately after the global launch.

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New Renault Duster 2017 Price in India

Variant Price (on-road)
Base Model INR 9.5 lakhs
Top Model INR 14.5 lakhs

There won’t be a major change in the pricing. But with the Captur coming in, Renault will see a drop in the pricing of the Duster. We reckon that it will be made available only with the 83bhp engine and the 108bhp will be made available only on the Captur. Do not expect a major change in the pricing of the new Duster. This will help it to add more numbers.

New Renault Duster 2017 Features

Exterior

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Projector headlamps
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • LED tail lamps
  • 200mm ground clearance
  • Aluminium roof rails
  • Black alloy wheels

Interior and Safety

  • Touchscreen system
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Push start and stop
  • Reverse camera
  • Dual Airbags
  • ABS

New Renault Duster 2017 Specifications

Petrol Engine 1.2-litre turbo
Power 110 bhp
Torque 180 Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual
Diesel Engine 1.5-litre
Power 108 bhp
Torque 250Nm

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The new compact SUV will be based on the same platform and it will be sharing it with the Kaptur.  The same platform will reduce the pricing and help the French automaker to be competitive. The Kaptur will be priced above the Duster and it will get more features. In terms of styling, the Renault Duster will continue with its rugged looks. There will be a lot of chrome and the stance will be muscular. The new Duster will continue with the same styling and this way it will be a lot more superior in design. This will be an evolution of the existing one in design.

New Renault Duster 2018 front

There is an all new fascia. The new front grille looks cool and stylish. The headlamps look like 2017 now and even there are daytime running LEDs embedded in it. The side profile looks a lot identical and the rear also. The new Duster seems to have evolved. It might have got a major change, but the design means it look like a heavy facelift, unless we see it in person.

Also Read: Honda WRV – New SUV coming. Price and Launch Date

New Renault Duster 2017 Interior

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Renault will be upgrading the Duster’s interiors. There will be a new steering wheel design and a revised instrument cluster. In terms of styling, it will still have the rugged look and this will help to differentiate from the other SUVs. There will be a rear AC vent integrated into the roof this time. Renault will not want to miss out on this aspect. Preparing the Duster for India, right from scratch. This will make it easier to build for India, than to tweak it later on. There should be ample of space for five people. The boot again will be large and good to carry luggage for five, for a weekend. Practicality will be one of the most important aspects on the SUV.

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Also Read: 7 Seater Renault Duster Price and Features

New Renault Duster 2017 Rivals

A lot more competing SUVs will be launched by then. To begin with Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano, Renault Kaptur, Nissan Kicks and the Maruti S-Cross will be direct competition to the Renault Duster. Renault’s Kaptur itself shall be competing with the Duster.

New Renault Duster 2018 rear

New Renault Duster 2017 Colours

Expect the Duster to come in Black, White, Silver, Grey colours. The other colours will be disclosed closer to the launch.

Also Read: Toyota Rush SUV coming. Price and Launch Date

New Renault Duster 2017 Engine

A 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine will be powering the new Duster. Expect a six-speed manual transmission and AMT to be offered too. The Duster’s petrol engine will be the game changer and it will be priced more affordably. This engine will get the duty cut for its capacity and this way Renault could look at challenging other SUVs with its new petrol engine. The diesel is tried and tested product and shall be offered on the Duster again with minor tweaks. There will be a front wheel drive version and even an all wheel drive version too, on the five seater version. The new petrol is likely to have a six-speed manual and AMT as well.

Also Read: Mahindra making a Duster competition SUV

New Renault Duster 2017 Transmission

There will be a six-speed manual and even a six-speed AMT for the new Duster. This will be the more affordable SUV from the French car maker. This should be common across the board for both the engines. There will even AWD version on the new Duster 2017, this will enhance its ability to go off the road as well.

New Renault Duster 2017 Mileage

New Renault Duster 2017 Mileage

Variant Mileage
Petrol 15 km/l
Diesel 18 km/l

 

The diesel will be the 1.5-litre version that will churn about 83bhp of power and it has very good mileage when compared to the more powerful version. Renault has a winner in hand and this will be a good update for the Indian car market.

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  1. CuznRich Allison

    September 8, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Where can I buy a Renualt Dacia Duster in Tucson,
    Arizona ? Is there a Dealer here ? I am very interested
    in this vehicle. Thank you.

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Skoda Karoq will come to India in 2020

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The Skoda Karoq could come to India soon. It’s just the product needed by the market which loves SUVs. The Karoq could be unveiled by end of 2019 in India. Skoda is currently testing this car in India and the SUV has also been spied here too. The Karoq will come in as a replacement for the Yeti. Underpinned by the MQB platform, this SUV will share many components with the Volkswagen Tiguan.  It is already selling in Europe and an India launch is in the process. The Karoq will rival the Jeep Compass and the upcoming Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier, Ford Kuga and 2019 Hyundai Tucson.

Skoda has been slow in launching SUVs, but now it seems they have planned an onslaught, first with the Kodiaq, which was recently launched and now the Karoq. This is good news for SUV buyers as they shall be spoilt for choices. The Jeep Compass has seen an unprecedented demand, which shows that customers are moving towards compact lifestyle SUVs. This is where the Skoda Karoq will fit in.

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Maruti Swift RS likely to come in 2019, will be sold through NEXA dealerships?

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Maruti Swift RS seems to be one of the major performance hatchbacks that will be making its way into the Indian car market. The Swift RS will be making its way into the Indian car market, but this will take some time. The Baleno RS is already here. And the engine that will be used in the Baleeno RS will be the same. So, the Swift RS should also be manufactured in India and exported to other markets. This means, to introduce it in India, Maruti will not have to do anything extraordinary. There won’t much of investment either. It will be a win-win scenario for the company who has a booster-jet engine that is currently used in just one car, the Baleno RS. 

So now to begin with, what will the Maruti Swift RS have on offer? What features will it get? What shall be its pricing? We will answer all your questions in this story. Read ahead to know more about it.

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New Honda Jazz 2018 launched: Prices start at ₹ 7.35 lakhs (Ex-showroom)

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We had revealed a year back that the Honda Jazz facelift will be launched by mid-2018. Honda has now quietly launched the new Jazz with a starting price of ₹ 7.35 lakhs. The new-generation Honda Jazz was launched in 2015 and will compete three years of launch this year. The updated version of the Jazz was launched in Thailand last year. Now it has come to India. Hence, as we predicted, the Honda Jazz 2018 is here. 

The new exterior styling elements include the signature rear LED wing light, chrome door handles and 2 new exterior colours.

The new Honda Jazz 2018 was not showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo. As part of their multiple car onslaught in India, Honda will be upgrading its popular hatchback.Another reason for not displaying it at the Auto Expo was that this is a facelift. There will be no change to its design or mechanicals. It will get some tweaks in styling and addition of a few features, to make it better value. The new Jazz will get upgrades and one of them is the headlamp. There will projector lamps and even daytime running LEDs also.

There shall be some features on offer too, like sunroof, new touchscreen system and even HDMI input. The 1.2-litre petrol engine will continue on the Jazz and the other option is the 1.5-litre diesel. Petrol will be offered with a five-speed manual and CVT, while the diesel shall have 6-speed manual on offer. What all will the new Honda Jazz 2018 pack in? Read further to know more.
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Volkswagen Virtus out of wraps, will replace Vento

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Volkswagen Virtus, this is an all new sedan that has just been revealed. The Volkswagen Vento was launched in 2010 in India and has been getting upgrades since. The VW Virtus will be the next-generation sedan that will replace the Vento. Volkswagen has been working on the new MQB A0 platform, which will be spurring multiple new products. These will be the compact range of vehicles and one of them shall be the new Polo as well. Volkswagen’s Virtus will be the sedan that shall be launched on this new modular platform.

The ride and handling is expected to be better with the new platform and will add more flexibility. This platform will help the company in saving costs as well as it will spawn variety of vehicles from it. The MQB A0 is the derived version from the MQB. The MQB is used for manufacturing the Jetta, Tiguan, upcoming Skoda Yeti, Skoda Octavia and even the Skoda Superb. Some of the Audi products are also based on this platform. The new platform is also lighter, which means that the performance shall be enhanced and even the mileage. 

The current Vento is based on the PQ24 platform, which isn’t that that flexible. The MQB A0 platform will be beneficial as it will underpin many other vehicles of VW group. The only issue is that VW has just started working on developing and localising that platform in India. So, till then the company might even loose out on a good amount of market share. At the moment, the company should be looking at adding more products in its line-up that are more sales driven to let their channel partners also make money and the buyers to have the same faith in the company.

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New Renault Duster 2018 interior images revealed!

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Images of the 2018 Renault Duster have been leaked. This comes just after the Renault Duster 2018 was revealed. We have shared the images of the same earlier and this time we get to see what the interiors of the new Duster will look like. The Renault Duster is about to be updated. This workhorse from the French manufacturer has a big fan following in India. The Duster was quick to make a place in the hearts of customers soon after its launch in the Indian market. It has sold many numbers since. Customers have liked the practicality, utility, robustness and affordability that the Duster brought in. In many manners this vehicle was an example to other on building an affordable yet robust SUV. Lately however, the Duster sales have slowed down. Partially due to other rivals like the Creta coming up and also due to the advent of other compact SUVs like Ford Ecosport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. The other reason for the Renault Duster 2018 was the dated design of the current Duster that was beginning to show its age.

Renault has taken cognizance of that and will get the new version of this SUV which will be the Renault Duster 2018. The Duster 2018 will be a five-seater vehicle and there is also a seven-seater version planned. The seven-sear will be called Grand Duster most likely, however, there is no official confirmation yet.  For India, the Duster will continue to use the B0 platform that is the base of the current Duster. This will help the company save costs as the upcoming Renault Captur is also based on the same platform. The new Duster will get an upgraded diesel engine and also a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine shall do duty here. A better fuel efficiency is expected this time from the SUV, both in petrol and diesel versions.

This is Renault’s bid to gain back the market share it once enjoyed, when it kickstarted the small SUV segment. This has been Renault’s best seller in India, before the introduction of Kwid. How will the New Renault Duster 2018 be? Will it look contemporary? What features will it pack in? We get you a detailed preview of the same. Read on further.

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