French automaker Renault has revealed the next-generation Renault Duster SUV. This comes months after Dacia (Renault’s sub-brand) showcased the SUV with different styling and minor tweaks. Renault has revealed the next-generation Duster in Turkey and is expected to go on sale in the coming months.

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In terms of design, the Renault Duster looks very similar to the Dacia Duster except for fee changes.At the front, the SUV gets Renault lettering instead of a traditional logo and all Dacia logos have been replaced by Renault lettering across the SUV. Other exterior highlights include a sleek LED headlight setup with Y-shaped LED DRLs and large air intakes on both ends with fog lamps below. It gets a muscular bonnet with aggressive lines and chrome elements on the grille.

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At the sides, the design is all new and features squared-off wheel arches with roof rails and dual-tone alloy wheels. It gets Body cladding all around which adds ruggedness and character to the SUV. At the rear, are V-shaped LED taillights with a Y-shaped signature. The SUV also features a rear skid plate and it also gets an integrated roof spoiler.

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Moving inside, the overall interior layout again is very similar to the Dacia Duster. But here it gets nee Renault logo everywhere with different finishing and upholstery. The SUV features a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a fully digital 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster.
Other features include wireless charging, wireless Android Auto/ Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic climate control, Arkamys 3D sound system with six speakers, wireless phone charging ventilated front seats and much more. The SUV also gets ADAS features such as automatic emergency braking, vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist and motorcycle detection, traffic sign recognition with a speeding alert, rear parking assistant, lane change warning and assist, and more.

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The new Renault Duster is based on the new CMF-B platform – which is suitable for both internal combustion engines (ICE) and EV powertrains. Globally, Renault is offering the new Duster in three engine options – a 1.2-litre, 3-cyl turbo-petrol paired with a mild-hybrid system, a 1.0-litre 3-cyl, turbo bi-fuel engine and a 1.6-litre strong hybrid petrol engine with two electric motors and a 1.2 kWh battery pack.

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The 2024 Duster comes with 4×4 Terrain Control with 5 driving modes – Auto, Snow, Mud/Sand, Off-road and Eco. The 4×4 versions get a ground clearance of 217 mm with an approach angle of 31° and a departure angle of 36°. The SUV also features hill-descent control for speeds up to 30kph and all off-road-related details are shown on the infotainment screen.
The new Renault Duster is expected to launch in India sometime in 2025. When launched, the SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq and VW Taigun.


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