The Renault Groupe has revealed the second-generation Duster which builds on the current car’s reputation by bringing it up to speed with the times in respect to lending a contemporary appeal.
The second-generation Renault (Dacia) Duster has been revealed ahead of its official debut. The all new Duster is slated to make its first public appearance in Frankfurt.
The new generation of the Duster is based on the same platform as the older model and is built to similar dimensions. However, between those lines, the Duster has been given significant, yet subtle design changes and improvements.
The new Duster’s exterior has been revised extensively in terms of styling. At the front is now a broader front grille with a new design and larger headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The front and rear bumpers have also been tweaked and feature scratch resistant satin-chrome-finish skid plates. The square tail lamps are completely new while the tailgate has been redesigned as well.
In profile, the belt line has been raised, and the windscreen has been moved forward by 100mm – to provide better cabin space – compared to the current Duster and is more steeply raked. The new model retains the squared wheel arches but gets new 17-inch alloy wheels, while also featuring a new vent with the side indicator housing on the front quarter panel. Additionally, the Duster has also been given new roof rails.
Currently, the manufacturer has only revealed images of the exterior of the car and no further interior design details have been revealed. The new Duster will make its public debut at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
As for the engines, the new model will most likely retain the same engine and gearbox options as the current Duster. At the moment, Renault has no plans to launch this model in the Indian market as the company is expected to launch the new Captur SUV around the festive season.