All New Renault Duster SUV globally unveiled: Best in 2024

Renault Duster Facelift Renault has globally unveiled its third generation Duster, Dacia in the international market. However, we Indians will have to wait a long time for the new generation Renault Duster. The new generation Duster has advanced features, great design, and very bold looks.

This is quite different from the older generation. The Bigster primarily inspires the new generation of Duster.

All-new Renault Duster SUV globally unveiled
All-new Renault Duster SUV globally unveiled

Renault Duster Facelift Launch Date in India

It is expected to be launched in the Indian market by the end of 2025. However, there has been no confirmation yet. Renault Duster has been discontinued. It was once the best-selling sub-compact SUV in the Indian market. It was also introduced in the Indian market with all-wheel drive technology.

Renault Duster Facelift Design

The globally unveiled Renault Duster has been introduced with several exciting changes. It has a newly designed front face with a Y-shaped LED headlight, LED DRL, and a flat bonnet with a bold profile.

The full-width LED headlamps and DRLs at the front of the SUV give it a much more attractive design.

Renault Duster facelift Design

Apart from this, the Duster gets a sleek bumper with vertical air vents; it gets circular-shaped fog lights on the sides. Apart from this, one design that makes it more of a board is the skid plate found at the bottom.

Its side profile offers a sleek design with new blackout alloy wheels with a sleek design. Apart from this, the signature temporary rear Carter glass at the rear has been kept the same as the current model.

Renault Duster facelift Design

Renault Duster Facelift Features List

Among the features is a digital instrument cluster with an extensive touchscreen infotainment system and Apple CarPlay connectivity with wireless Android Auto. Other highlights include wireless mobile charging, cruise control, height-adjustable driver seat, ambient lighting, dual-zone climate control, and many more features.

Renault Duster facelift Features List

It is expected to be introduced with the convenience of a sunroof, especially for the Indian market.

Apart from this, it is going to be equipped with ADAS technology because ADAS technology has started being offered in the sub-compact SUV segment in the Indian market.

Global DebutThe 2024 Renault Duster (Dacia Duster) has made its global debut
Expected India ArrivalLate 2024
Exterior Features– Muscular and carved bonnet
– Chunky wheel arches
– Body cladding
– Functional roof rails
– Y-shaped LED DRLs with chrome inserts
– New grille
– Fog lamps
– Wide air intakes on the front bumper
– Dual-tone multi-spoke alloy wheels
– Rear door handle mounted on the pillar
– Extended split roof spoiler
– Y-shaped LED taillights
– Reworked bumper
– Creased tailgate
– Rear wiper with washer
– Silver faux skid plate
– Conventional radio antenna
Interior Features– Heavily redone cabin with a new dashboard and centre console layout
– Floating infotainment system on top of the aircon vents
– Physical buttons for HVAC and media controls
– Wireless charger
– Digital instrument cluster
– Steering-mounted controls
– Automatic climate control
– Revised gear selector lever
Expected Powertrains (India)– 1.0-litre turbo-petrol
– 1.2-litre petrol hybrid motor
– 1.3-litre turbo-petrol flex fuel engine (expected later post the launch)
Competition in India (Upon Arrival)– Hyundai Creta
– Kia Seltos
– Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
– Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
– MG Astor
– Skoda Kushaq
– Volkswagen Taigun
– Honda Elevate
– Citroen C3 Aircross

Renault Duster Facelift Engine

Internationally, the Renault Duster is offered with three engine options. It has an entry-level 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 120 bhp. Apart from this, a 1.2-liter engine has been provided with hybrid technology, which produces 120 bhp.

The last one is a 1.3-liter turbo petrol engine that generates a power of 170 bhp. Apart from this, these engine options have also been designed to run on ethanol-blended fuel. One unique thing is that this engine option is the most potent engine of the Renault Duster.

However, especially for the Indian market, it is expected to be introduced with a 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine. However, Renault is also considering launching plug-in and hybrid solid versions in the Indian market.

This engine option will deliver power similar to that of the diesel engine option because the diesel engine option will not be available in the upcoming Renault Duster.

Renault Duster Facelift Rivals

After launch, the third-generation Renault Duster competes with Honda Elevate, Maruti Suzuki, and MG Astor in the Indian market.

When will it be available in India?

The new generation Dacia Duster, also known as the Renault Duster, is set to make its global debut on November 29, 2023, in Portugal. According to a recent news report, the new-gen Renault Duster is expected to arrive in India sometime in 2025. However, the exact launch date in India has not yet been confirmed.

What are the features of the Renault Duster?

The new 2024 Renault Duster SUV comes with a complete revamp in terms of its interior and exterior. It borrows design cues from the Bigster concept and looks more rugged than ever before. The exact features of the car are not yet available in the sources I can access.

However, I can tell you that the Duster is a 5-seater car with a decent 475 liters of boot space. It is also the only monocoque subcompact and compact SUV with go-anywhere capability. The FWD SUV rides 205mm off the ground, which gives it a healthy ground clearance⁶. The cabin can be pre-cooled via the key fob.

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