CarDekho has been constantly updating you on the Nissan's version of the Renault Duster, we were amongst the first ones in the industry to let you know about the Nissan's plans of launching its version the successful compact SUV, the Duster. The tradition of badge engineering is not new for Renault-Nissan alliance, both the companies re-badge many products globally, in fact in India we have Micra-Pulse and Sunny-Nissan. Originally built by Renault, the Duster is going to be the third vehicle to get such a treatment, but one thing that we all should praise, is the smart design tweaking, and the newly launched Renault Scala is such an example, despite being the same cars, Renault has been successful giving it a slightly different look.
And today a facebook fan page of Renault Duster has released the first pictures of Nissan's version of the compact SUV, which in fact has impressed everyone due to the smart design tweaking yet again. And like Nissan announced earlier that their version of SUV would not just be a re-badged Duster, it would be more than that, and the fresh images have proven the Nissan had said. If you look at the front fascia of the car, it has received many changes including the revamped bumpers, honeycomb design, new headlights and a big Nissan badge, helping it look different yet aggressive.
Rear too has received some changes in an effort to make it look different, however it resembles so much similar to that of the Duster. The changes at the rear include revised tail lamp and in fact the rear plate that had Duster inscription has now been changed. There are no side profile images, but we can expect a little changes there too, as far as the pricing is concerned, if Renault-Nissan follows the old pattern which is to keep the Nissan's car price lesser than the Renault, so we can expect Nissan Compact SUV to be priced lesser than the Duster.
Image Courtesy: Renault Duster India Fans