The 2018 all-new Duster has been web-revealed, ahead of the actual premiere next week, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Sold as a Dacia in some markets and as a Renault in others, the 2018 Duster is expected to hit Indian shores later next year. For now, here are the interior sketches of the all-new compact SUV, which will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Jeep Renegade.
As is the case with the new Duster’s exterior design, the interiors are an evolution rather than a revolution. The current Duster’s interiors are nothing to write home about. Hard-wearing but quite dull, they seem a generation behind. The new vehicle’s interiors will be aimed at correcting this, both in terms of looks and feel. In line with this, the sketches indicate a more contemporary design for the dashboard and better-upholstery for the seats.
A twin tone colour scheme is expected to make the cabin cheerier. The compact SUV will offer a new infotainment system that gains advanced connectivity options such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The five seat layout will be retained as is, with captain seats up front and a three seat bench at the rear. Overall roominess is expected to improve with the new model, and the boot space could also see a major improvement.
In terms of mechanicals, both petrol and turbo diesel engines are expected to be on offer, along with manual and automatic gearbox options. Front wheel drive and all wheel drive layouts are also likely.
As far as India is concerned, we expect the new Duster to land here sometime late next year. The upcoming 2018 Auto Expo will be a good opportunity for Renault to showcase the all-new Duster to prospective buyers. Watch out for it.