The latest generation Duster SUV will be unveiled in Portugal tomorrow, November 29, by the French automaker Renault. However, pictures of the new Duster have surfaced online ahead of the highly anticipated global launch of the tiny SUV, offering important information about the modifications it has undergone in its new look. The pictures of the Duster, which is produced by Renault’s UK partner Dacia, are sourced from a leaked promotional video. Stricter emission regulations caused the Duster SUV to be terminated in India earlier this year. But the SUV is anticipated to return soon in a new form.
The new Duster’s external appearance is depicted in the leaked photos. The SUV’s front face is what grabs people’s attention right away. With a revised grille and bumper, Renault and Dacia have made some significant modifications that give it a more robust appearance than its predecessor. It also receives redesigned air intakes and horizontal LED headlights. There will be more wrinkles and muscle in the side profile now. The new Duster will have a sloping rear window with a spoiler and new Y-shaped light clusters on the back.
The new Duster SUV’s interior is not particularly visible in the leaked photos. Recent spy photos, however, indicate that the 2024 Duster will have a modified dashboard and fresh upholstery, among other modifications. Anticipate the Duster to be equipped with features like an 8-inch or larger touchscreen infotainment system, a digital driver display, a wireless charging, a sunroof, automated climate control, and wireless connectivity, to name a few.
Renault is anticipated to provide the new Duster with both gasoline and hybrid powertrains. Renault plans to include two new engines in the lineup: a 1.6-liter completely hybrid engine capable of producing 140 horsepower and a 1.2-liter mild hybrid engine with 130 horsepower. A compressed natural gas (CNG) variant is also a possibility in addition to the standard 1.5-liter gasoline Duster. It is probable that the engines will be available with both manual and automated transmissions.
One of the first small SUVs to be introduced in India was the Renault Duster in 2012. Updates were sent until 2021, at which point the automaker decided to discontinue it. It has been speculated that Renault intends to bring back the SUV by 2025. When it is released, it will resume competition with vehicles like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, among others.