It’s no secret that Renault is working on the Third generation Duster SUV, which is expected to be introduced in 2022. The SUV will first be marketed under the Dacia brand in Europe, while the Renault version is expected in 2022-23. The third generation of Duster is also expected to be introduced in India, as the design of the SUV has already been patented in our country.
Digital artist, Kleber Silva released several renderings of the third generation of Dacia Duster. The renderings are clearly inspired by the Dacia Bigster concept, which foreshadows the brand’s future 7-seater SUV. The front design looks exactly like the Bigster, with an aggressive-looking full-width grille and the latest version of Dacia’s Y-shaped headlight.
It features LED lights, which appear to be built into the grille, and a square front bumper that houses a large center grille with a pair of vertical air intakes.
The side profile resembles that of the Dacia Bigster; however, the rendering lacks a black plastic coating. In addition to this, the vehicle receives roof rails and silver-finished MVRVs. The SUV receives multi-spoke alloy rims. At the rear, the new rendering features Bigster-style Y-shaped taillights and a clean tailgate.
The interior rendering is inspired by the existing Duster; however, the production version of the SUV will receive an all-new cabin. It’s likely to get a larger standalone touchscreen with connectivity options, better materials and finish, a digital instrument console, automatic climate control, and more.
The next-generation Duster will be based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-B platform which also underpins the new Bigster concept. The alliance had confirmed that the CMF-B platform will be used to manufacture 7 products including two sedans, two sedans and 3 SUVs. The SUV lineup will likely include the new generation Kicks, Duster and Captur.
The new generation Renault Duster will be positioned against models like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and upcoming SUVs like VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq and MG Astor. The SUV will likely retain the existing 156bhp 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine with manual and automatic gearboxes.