The new-generation Renault Duster, a rebadged version of the Dacia Duster, has finally been revealed for the Turkish market. With a refreshed design inside and out, along with an array of new features and a hybrid powertrain, the upgraded SUV marks significant advancements over its predecessor. Since it is expected to arrive in the Indian market next year, let’s explore the offerings of the new Duster.
Compared to its previous version, the new-age Duster boasts a complete overhaul. Boasting a sleek front grille adorned with signature Y-shaped LED DRL and a robust front bumper with a huge air curtain, it exudes a rugged charm. There’s also the sporty scoop and muscular haunches on the hood, offering it a solid appearance.
On the sides, the new Duster flaunts boxy proportions complemented by a tapering window line, flared rear fender, squared-off wheel arches, and chunky body cladding, imparting an unmistakable sense of ruggedness with a touch of sporty elegance. Towards the back, the LED taillights with Y-motif, along with a large bumper, complete its overall rugged appeal.
Sitting on the CMG-B platform, the new Renault Duster is 4.34 meters long, boasting a wheelbase of 2657mm.
Rugged Interior Design
The ruggedness of the exterior seamlessly transitions inside the Duster’s cabin, with hexagonal elements adorning nearly every part of the interior. Taking centre stage is a 10.1-inch floating infotainment system that features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, along with connected car technology.
The other notable features of the 2024 Renault Duster includes: –
- Fully digital driver’s console
- Lamborghini Urus-inspired hexagonal AC vents
- Wireless smartphone charger
- Auto AC
- Ventilated front seats
- Arkamys sound system
- Cruise control
- Type-C charging ports
- Six airbags
- Electronic parking brakes
- Driving modes
- Multiple terrain modes (Snow, Sand, Mud, Off-road, and Eco)
- Hill hold and descent control
- Camera-based ADAS tech, comprising lane-keep assist, lane departure assist, traffic sign recognition, drive attention alert, and auto emergency braking.
Two Hybrids, One LPG Powertrain
Globally, the 2024 Renault Duster will be offered with three engine options – 1-litre petrol-LPG, 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol with 48V mild-hybrid system and 1.6-litre 4-cylinder petrol with a self-charging strong-hybrid system. The latter comprises two electric motors and a 1.2 kWh battery pack, asserting to cover 80% of city drives solely on electric power.
The 2024 Duster also offers the choice of an all-wheel drivetrain, restricted to the mild-hybrid powertrain.