Renault Group presents the third generation of Duster, the best-selling truck worldwide. It is constantly evolving, improving and updating its attributes.
Finally, after much waiting and anticipation, the new generation of Duster has been unveiled. The Renault Group, through its brand Dacia, released all the details of this innovation of great impact not only in Europe but in Latin America and other regions. First released in 2010, and revised in 2017, It is currently Renault’s best-selling SUV in the world, and the best-selling in Colombia.
As we have seen, it is a model of tradition that now it is progressing on all levels. Although it is a solid, simple and durable truck, benefiting from all the technologies available to the French conglomerate today and that, little by little, we see in their new models.
So, there is a lot to say about this new one Dacia Duster for Europeans, or Renault Duster for us, which comes after 13 years of commercial success and more than 2.2 million units were produced. TODAY inspired by the Bigster Concept prototype but has the same size as the current model, changes as expected by the public and the market.
This is the new Duster: at a glance
To begin with, the new Duster is based on platform CMF-B new generation, which supports the European Renault Clio and Captur and the current Dacia Sandero, Logan, Jogger and Stepway; and? It also serves as the basis for Renault Kardian. This means greater technical and technological possibilities of all kindswhich we will discuss later.
Luce rude and more radical than beforewith many horizontal lines and closed edges. The hood is more horizontal, the front more vertical and uses LED lighting elements to give a touch of sophistication. The brand’s graphic language, with “Y” shaped lights, highlights the front and rear of the truck. Nice detail: the rear door handles they are kept in parallel.
As we said, the size remains the same but still, The tree grows due to better use of space. In Duster 2025 (a Dacia Duster 2024) middle 4.34 meters tall at 1.81 wide and 1.66 high. There are 2.60 meters between the axles, and the trunk goes up up to 472 liters in the 4 × 2 version.
It should be seen as the side protector They are made of a material called flashescomposed of up to 20% recycled parts. In fact, they prefer not to paint it and leave the white particles typical of that type of material visible, which explains its ecological meaning. So, It also has no decorative chrome or animal skin..
Evolutionary leap within
inside, the change is also total. Not only for a remarkable improvement in materials, but for a design that, obviously, more modern and technological. Dacia’s graphic signature is in the “Y” of the ventilation outlets, but it also has a 7-inch digital dashboard and a large 10.1-inch multimedia touch screen driver oriented.
On the other hand, it offers wireless mobile connection (Android and CarPlay), OTA updates (Beyond the Wind), y many advanced driving aids such as autonomous emergency braking, detection of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycles; traffic sign recognition, and lane change and maintenance assistance, among others.
Similarly, we see the electric parking brake and the type shift lever joystick debuted for the first time in the Renault Kardian which will arrive in Colombia in 2024. These elements are available in the top-of-the-range versions, in the case of the lever only for models with automatic transmission.
One of the new features is an intelligent system that allows you to configure safety equipment and advanced assistance to suit the driver. Move by button “My security”, which allows quick access to the selected configuration. the the only car on the market with this technology.
Another curiosity inside is the system “YouClip” which is basically tablet holders, bags or cell phones with induction chargers. Among them, the “YouClip 3 and 1” It has a cup holder, bag hook and cellphone light. Another thing: the steering wheel is flat top and bottom for greater comfort and safety.
More capable in all terrains
Of course, the new Duster will continue to be the 4×4 truck that it has been since the beginning. The big difference is that, now, become more capable. It has five driving modes: Auto, Snow, Neighborhood, Off-Road and ECO. They can be selected from the touch screen, and are supported by More information on driving on rough terrain.
As part of all this, we must mention oneheight above the floor 20.9 cm in 4 × 2 versions and 21.7 cm in 4 × 4 traction; as well as entry angles of 31° and exit angles of 36°. In addition, it includes a electronic background control up to 30 km/h.
The first hybrid Duster: electric and gas
Regarding the motorcycle offer, The main innovation is that now the Duster is a hybrid. The above-the-line version is called Duster Hybrid 140, combines a 1.6-liter gasoline engine (94 hp) with two electric motors, one of 49 hp to drive the car and the other integrated into the gearbox. In total, with 140 hp of power.
Electric motors draw energy from a 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery, with regenerative braking and that allows you to always start in 100% electric mode. Therefore It also circulates 80% of the time in the city significantly reduced fuel consumption.
The machine is also available Tce 130 1.2-liter three-cylinder with technology Gentle Hybrid 48V and a 0.9 kWh battery. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, which has front wheel drive or 4×4. In addition, there is a variant ECO-G 100 with liquefied petroleum gas which delivers up to 1,300 km of autonomy with two fuel tanks and one LPG tank, each of 13 gallons.
Will it come to Colombia?
The new generation of Renault or Dacia Duster will begin sales in Europe in early 2024 produced by the plant Pitesti, Romania. There are four equipment levels: Essential, Expression, Extreme and Journey. As a basis they are there Functional roof bars, 6 airbags, parking aid and multimedia center. Everything is added as it weighs versions.
Obviously this new model It also reaches Latin America, and therefore, Colombia. But it is not now, nor under the same conditions that are now announced in Europe. What has emerged in the Brazilian media is that the new Duster will arrive in these parts by around 2025 or 2026, it will no longer be called Duster and will stay with the current one for at least two years.
In any case, Renault needs its time to bring this type of car to our countries. So, If you like this Duster and want to own one, the only thing left is to wait. As a person, “You got it, but it took a while”.