Renault has unveiled the final design of the upcoming Duster through recently surfaced patent images. The global launch is scheduled for November 29, 2023, in Portugal.
The latest Duster model will feature new underpinnings and diverse powertrain options, boasting a larger size compared to its predecessor. Expectations include an upgrade in technological and safety features.
New Renault Design Details
The design, confirmed by patent images, reveals that the new Duster draws inspiration from the Bigster but showcases distinctive styling. In contrast to the Bigster’s 4.6-meter length and three-row SUV configuration, the Duster appears more compact. Notable design elements include a high bonnet line, Y-shaped headlamps, and a slim grille integrating the headlamps into a single unit. The lower section incorporates a bumper resembling a flattened bull-bar with vertically positioned air vents on either side.
The Duster maintains a similar profile to the Bigster with squared-off wheel arches, roof rails, and a spoiler. Notably, the rear quarter glass is designed to establish a visual link between the original Duster and the new model. The design also features blacked-out ‘B’ and ‘C’ pillars, a blacked-out vertical ‘shadow-line’ below the mirrors, stylish ten-spoke alloy wheels, and a distinctive kink in the cladding below the rear doors.
The rear of the Duster stands out with sharply styled V-shaped tail-lights, although the distinctive rear haunches from the earlier model have been toned down.
New Renault Duster to get three engine options
Internationally, the third-gen Duster will offer three engine options: an entry-level 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol; a 140hp, 1.2-litre petrol hybrid; and a top-variant 170hp, 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine, flex-fuel compliant and the most powerful Duster ever produced. Renault India also plans to explore strong hybrids and plug-in hybrids for enhanced efficiency.
Next-gen Duster India launch details
The new Duster is expected to arrive in India by 2025, entering the competitive midsize SUV segment alongside the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.