All-New Renault Duster Likely To Come With 5 And 7 Seat Options

New Renault Duster

All-New Renault Duster Likely To Come With 5 And 7 Seat Options

Renault, the French carmaker, is developing an all-new Duster SUV, which is expected to arrive in our market in 2024-25. Renault introduced the first-generation Duster in our market in 2013, and it was phased out in 2020. The second-generation Duster is available in a few overseas countries, but it has not yet arrived in our country. The third-generation all-new Renault Duster will be manufactured in the country and will be on sale in the fiscal year 2024-25.

The all-new Renault Duster will be built on the CMF-B modular platform, which underpins several worldwide Renault and Nissan models. The chassis will also be utilised to build the Bigster concept, a three-row Renault SUV. Furthermore, the CMF-B features an electric version known as the CMF-B EV architecture, which will enable the Renault-Nissan partnership to manufacture electric vehicles domestically in the future.

The all-new Renault Duster will be larger and have greater inside room. Renault will introduce the new Duster in two seating configurations, similar to the Creta and Alcazar. The 5-seater vehicle will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and MG Astor. The 3-row variant will compete with the Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700, and Hyundai Alcazar.

It will take time to localise the Renault-Nissan CMF-B platform. The platform will be adapted for use in India and other developing countries. This platform will be future-proof and compliant with current and new safety standards. It will also assist electrification, such as hybrid and electric vehicles.

In India, Renault is presently testing the Arkana coupe crossover. The crossover might be introduced in our market in 2023. Renault also intends to deploy the Kwid electric, which was recently spotted testing on Indian roads. Nissan is also working on a new SUV based on the CMF-B platform that will be available in our market in 2024-25.