The facelifted Renault Duster features updated exterior design and an overhauled interior. The global-spec model does not get any mechanical updates.
The design of the new Duster represents the evolution of the compact SUV. The new Duster is based on the same platform as the current-gen model and has identical dimensions as the currently sold Duster.
The exterior of the Duster facelift features broader front grille and wider headlamps; the top-spec models will get LED daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and aluminum-accented roof rails.
The windscreen has been moved forward to improve cabin space, and the tail lights are pushed to the corners. The bonnet and beltline are raised to give a big SUV feel. The new Duster is equipped with silver skid plates at the front and rear which are said to be scratch resistant.
The global-spec Duster facelift draws power from the existing 1.5-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol engines. Dacia Design Chief, Laurens van den Acker states that every body panel is new in the facelifted model.
Apart from that, the new Duster has a wider track and re-profiled side panels. The design of the wheel arches remains unchanged. Dacia is yet to reveal the interior of the new Duster, but it is expected to feature an upgraded infotainment system with connectivity options.
Renault has finally unveiled the all-new Duster. In India, the Duster has been a successful product for the French automaker. So, we expect the Duster facelift to hit the Indian shores by late-2018. Initially, the facelifted compact SUV will go on sale in France in 2018 and then in the UK.