Similar to the Renault Sandero Stepway, the Renault Duster has been one of the flagship models for the French brand during the last seven years. The public grew well fond of the small and quirky 4×4 and now Renault has improved on the previous model with a new successor.
While carrying the same ideology as the previous model, the new Duster may strike a new look upon comparison. It is still seen as a small, reliable, simple and go-anywhere 4×4, but this time with more driving features and more comfort.
The new Duster seems more aggressive and somewhat larger, however has the same dimensions as the predecessor. Featuring new 17 inch wheels, the new Duster also has a ground clearance of 210 mm, improved approach and departure angles and hill descent control (for the 4×4 model), positioning the Duster perfectly within the small SUV market.
In terms of comfort and being more “driver orientated”, the new Duster has a more user friendly central control system, more comfort and more practical space. This is greatly thanks to new seats, more accessible stowage spaces as well as improved multimedia controls and ease of use.
Added with the model ranges will also be a multi-view camera, blind spot detection (warning), climate control, hill descent control and keyless entry.
As of yet, the prices of the Duster are still unknown, however will be available from 1 October in both petrol and diesel derivatives. The diesel models will come with manual, EDC and 4×4 options.
We hope to share more information on this new model soon.
Text: Franco Theron
Pictures: Renault South Africa