The popular French carmaker, Renault has finally come up with the next-generation 2018 Renault Duster. The latest Duster is primarily based on the 2018 Dacia Duster which was unveiled in late August this year in 2017. The new-generation Duster isfinally India-bound and should make its debut in India at the Auto Expo 2018. Its market launch is most likely to take place in the second-half of 2018. The 2018 Renault Duster is an all-new model. It is set to completely replace the current version in all the markets.
2018 Renault Duster
2018 Renault Duster Exterior, Interior
Even though the SUV from Renault is based on its Dacia counterpart, there are major differences between the two models. The exteriors of the new Renault Duster has a distinctively Renault grille that not only makes the Duster premium but also aligns the new SUV with the recent crop of new cars from the French company. Additionally the 2018 Renault Duster gets a new and different set of 17-inch alloy wheels. The badging is different quite obviously.
Coming to it’s interiors, the cabin of the 2018 Duster gets a 3-spoke steering wheel in place of the 4-spoke unit on the Dacia version. Additionally, the circular aircon vents replaces the rectangular units. Apart from this, the interior remains largely the same. The centre-console also gets a MediaNav Evolution touchscreen AVN system & rotary controls for the automatic air conditioning system.
2018 Renault Duster Launch Date
Honestly speaking, its a bit too early to predict the launch date. It is being believed that Renault India has currently put its entire focus on the Captur. However, it’s pretty sure that the new Duster will make it to our shores. The Duster 2018 would most likely be showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo next year.Hence, a launch by the end of 2018 year is highly probable. You can safely stay tuned to India Autoz for more information on the launch date of the 2018 Renault Duster.
2018 Renault Duster Specifications
The new generation Duster comes in three engine options- two petrol and a Diesel. The petrol engine options include a 1.5-litre, 115 bhp SCe motor. It comes with an option of either a CVT or a manual transmission. Both 4×2 and 4×4 options are available for this engine variant. There is another 2.0-litre, 145 bhp engine that will offer an automatic transmission and a 4×4 wheel drive.
The only Diesel engine on offer is available in two options – 85 bhp and 110 bhp. The dCi 85 is available only in 4×2 wheel drive while the dCi 110 offers both 4×2 and 4×4. The 110 bhp of power version will be available with an optional EDC automatic dual-clutch transmission.
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