Images of the much-awaited all-new Renault Duster have appeared online, offering a thorough look at the external styling of the SUV headed for India. The global launch of the new-generation midsize SUV, which is also referred to as the Dacia Duster in some other regions, is set for today in Portugal.

The redesigned Duster takes inspiration from the Bigster concept, but it does so in a more restrained and proportioned manner, keeping to the design cues that were made visible in the patent photos. The new Duster will be larger than the previous model while still having its distinctive, robust, and rough look.

The Y-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps are a standout feature; they practically blend in with the chrome accents on the narrow grille. The bumper’s circular fog light units are surrounded by vertical air vents, and a sizable lower grille section that looks like a bull-bar is leveled.

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Reminiscent of the Bigster, the huge squared-off wheel arches, roof rails, and spoiler are all still present. The curving rear quarter panel of this Duster is a design feature that links it to its previous generation. The new Duster also features a unique curve in the bodywork behind the rear doors, new blacked-out alloy wheels (probably on higher models), and a blacked-out vertical shadow line beneath the mirrors.

The sharp, V-shaped tail-lights draw attention to the back, while the previous Duster’s pronounced rear haunches have been toned down.

Three engine options will be available for the new Duster worldwide:

  • A 120 horsepower, 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine for beginners
  • 1.2 liter, 140 horsepower petrol hybrid engine
  • 1.3-liter turbo-petrol engine with 170 horsepower that can run on flex fuel in higher model levels

This will be the most potent Duster ever made, with 170 horsepower.

Renault has indicated interest in investigating powerful hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the new Duster to make up for the lack of a diesel powertrain option, in keeping with India’s growing desire for efficiency.

The new Duster would arrive in India by Diwali 2025. It will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder when it debuts in the highly competitive midsize SUV market.

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