2024 Renault Duster Images Leak Online Ahead Of Debut
The third-gen Renault Duster is expected to be launched in India sometime in 2025, with prices likely to start from around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom)
Renault’s budget-oriented global brand, Dacia, to reveal the new Duster on November 29.
To have design similarities with the Bigster concept including Y-shaped LED DRLs and a slimmer grille.
Features on board to likely include multiple displays, ventilated seats and possibly ADAS.
International-spec model to get three petrol engine options; India-spec powertrain details yet to be confirmed.
India only got the first-gen Renault Duster; it was discontinued in early 2022.
Towards the end of October 2023, it was confirmed that the third-generation Renault Duster will break cover on November 29. Renault’s budget-oriented global brand, Dacia, will be unveiling the SUV in Portugal. While we wait for the official reveal, the new Duster’s images have already leaked online. Renault only offered the first-gen Duster in India from 2012 and discontinued it in early 2022. It was one of the first models to contribute to the growth of the compact SUV segment in India.
How Does It Look On The Outside?
The leaked teaser shows the SUV in its full glory, and it’s evident that it has taken design inspiration from the Bigster concept. The new Duster has retained the boxy proportions associated with the nameplate which are in line with the carmaker’s latest design language. At the front, it has a slimmer LED headlight setup with Y-shaped LED DRLs and a chunky air dam with fog lamps.
Its profile is dominated by squared off wheel arches, roof rails and dual-tone alloy wheels. Body cladding adds further muscle to the overall design. A massive rear skid plate and LED taillights with Y-shaped signature round off the design changes.
Interior And Features
Although the teaser doesn’t show the new Duster’s cabin in detail, we do get its glimpse, which shows the digital driver’s display. Other expected features include ventilated front seats, a bigger touchscreen system, a panoramic sunroof and even wireless phone charging.
Its safety kit will likely include multiple airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), and possibly even a suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Platform And Powertrain Details
The third-gen Duster will be underpinned by the new CMF-B platform – same as the second-gen Europe-spec Captur – suitable for both internal combustion engines (ICE) and EV powertrains. It is being reported that the new Duster will come with three petrol engine options: a 110 PS 1-litre turbo-petrol engine, a 1.2-litre hybrid engine (making between 120 PS and 140 PS), and a 170 PS 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine. While these engines will be offered on the global-spec Duster, it remains to be seen what powertrain combo Renault chooses to offer for our market.
Launch And Price
We expect the third-gen Renault Duster to arrive on our shores sometime in 2025, with prices likely to start from Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Grand Vitara, Honda Elevate, and Citroen C3 Aircross.
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