Renault Duster 2018 revealed with exciting new design, revamped interiors

2018 Renault Duster SUV is here – First official

With the new generation, the automaker has taken an evolutionary approach with its highly successful French SUV and certainly takes things a notch higher.

While the latest SUV from Renault is based on its Dacia counterpart, there are subtle differences between the two models. The new-generation Duster is India-bound and should make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Now, the one that was shown had the Dacia badge, but Renault has finally come out with the one wearing the company's badge.

While reports suggest that the 2018 Renault Duster will land in India sometime in the latter half of 2018, Renault is not revealing anything regarding the launch of the compact SUV.

Renault sells the Duster under its line-up in markets like Brazil, Russia and Ukraine and some regions like Africa and the Middle-east, while the "Dacia" Duster is sold in nations like France, Spain and the United Kingdom. A new signature LED daytime running lights divided into three sections highlight the headlamp cluster. Of course, even the badging is different. Also, the circular air conditioning vents on the former's dashboard have been given up in the favour of rectangular ones in the latter Duster, without any other changes to the dashboard. Talking about the interior, well, the cabin of the 2018 Duster gets a 3-spoke steering wheel instead of the 4-spoke unit on the Dacia version. It's still a compact unit, something the current Duster owners weren't too pleased about, but the new setup certainly looks better.

Renault Duster 2018 revealed with exciting new design, revamped interiors
Renault Duster 2018 revealed with exciting new design, revamped interiors

The 2018 Renault Duster will reportedly come with a choice of two petrol engines and a diesel engine.

Depending on the engine selected, buyers can choose between front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive, and various self-shifting gearbox options are available in addition to traditional manual transmission.

On the inside, the Renault's version of the Duster gets a slightly different look.

The diesel range includes the dCi 85/90 only available on 4x2 models, and the dCi 110 (4x2 and 4x4 versions). The dCi 85 is available only in 4×2 layout while the dCi 110 offers both 4×2 and 4×4. Rumours abound that Renault India has now put its entire focus on the Captur. That said, it's pretty much for sure that the new Duster will make it to our shares. You can safely stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for more information on the launch date of the 2018 Renault Duster.

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