The success of the current Duster has led to the company choosing to go with a more evolutionary approach to the design, said Laurens van den Acker, senior vice president, corporate design, at Groupe Renault.
The car is built on the same platform as the older Duster and maintains the same dimensions. There’s a broader front grille and wider headlights, and the rear lights are now at the corners. The SUV also has new roof bars. The company sold over a million Dusters since its launch in 2010, and according to Van den Acker, “the big revolution is that we’re not doing a revolution,” he said. “The Duster’s not at the end of its life. We still can’t make enough to satisfy demand. So why change a good thing? But if you get close, you’ll see that everything has been touched.”
Dacia design boss, David Durand, said retaining the car’s unpretentious feel, and its value for money appeal, was vital. He added, “The car is a strategic evolution on the outside, but it’s more revolutionary inside.”
Internationally, it will retain the same engines and gearboxes as the outgoing model. For now, there is no news on when it will make its way to India.