Renault has officially revealed the design of the 2024 Duster as the French automaker files patents for its eagerly awaited next-generation model and the design draws inspiration from the Bigster concept maintaining the rugged appeal that has characterized the Duster through its previous iterations.
Renault, a pioneer in the compact SUV segment since 2012, gained rapid acclaim with the first-generation Duster, offering a value-for-money package during the peak of the diesel era and the model's success was attributed to its frugal 1.5-litre diesel engine, excellent driving dynamics, and unmistakable SUV ruggedness.
Challenges and Opportunities
However, Renault faced challenges in keeping pace with evolving competition, leading to a decline in Duster sales and the withdrawal of the diesel engine option further impacted its market presence. Now, Renault is set to reclaim its position with the introduction of the third-generation Duster in India designating the country as a global manufacturing hub for the new model.
Striking Design Language
In the patent images, the 2024 Duster showcases a striking resemblance to the Bigster concept. The front profile exudes a futuristic charm featuring distinctive LED lighting and a unique grille design and rugged design elements including black cladding on the lower body and functional roof rails maintain the SUV's adventurous appeal.
Elevated Interior Experience
Renault aims to elevate the interior to a more premium level, addressing the basic design and ergonomic concerns of the outgoing model. Loaded with features the new Duster is expected to incorporate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology.
Powerful Engine Options
Internationally, the Duster will offer three engine options: a 1.0-litre turbo petrol, a 1.2-litre turbo petrol hybrid, and a 1.3-litre turbo petrol flex fuel engine. Notably, there will be no diesel engine in the lineup. Additionally, Renault plans to introduce a longer 3-row version of the Duster at a later stage.
Facing Diverse Competition
The upcoming Duster will face competition in the Indian market from a diverse range of rivals, including the Hyundai Creta, Honda Elevate, Maruti Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun, MG Astor, and more. As the curtain lifts on the 2024 Duster Renault enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the arrival of this revamped SUV that blends contemporary design with the enduring spirit of adventure.