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Old 11th November 2023, 21:29   #46
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Re: Next-gen Renault Duster spied testing internationally ahead of debut

The rear profile with the triangular taillights just doesn't settle with me, and the front, at least with the images given looks a bit like a Polestar. Also, is it just me or does the front 3/4 look a bit like an XM?
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The Renault Duster finds itself in a no man's land now with competition almost a decade ahead in terms of interiors and features. Launching this in 2025 (optimistically) with how Maruti/Toyota and Hyundai/Kia are evolving their products in this segment, they should not even bother IMO.
They do have a open market segment with that hybrid engine. Today, the only hybrid options are from Toyota/Honda and both prices are high w.r.t their petrol counterparts, where the fuel saving doesn't come close to the upfront premium. If they can launch the hybrid with an attractive price, it will find many takers, as a good price + hybrid fuel efficiency can draw a lot of customers.
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They do have a open market segment with that hybrid engine. Today, the only hybrid options are from Toyota/Honda and both prices are high w.r.t their petrol counterparts, where the fuel saving doesn't come close to the upfront premium. If they can launch the hybrid with an attractive price, it will find many takers, as a good price + hybrid fuel efficiency can draw a lot of customers.

I don't think Renault can play the price game with their sales margins. "IF" they launch the next gen Duster, it's definitely going to be up there in price with it's counterparts. The speculated 2025 date is some time away and the already relentless competition will have evolved further. Kia and Hyundai are already doing it (upcoming Creta), Honda with their Elevate (jack of all trades), and Maruti/Toyota (NA+AWD, Strong Hybrid) will be due for a refresh by that time as well.

Even if the Duster will have that same carpet ride quality, I genuinely cannot recall any car setting the sales charts on fire just because of this trait. Furthermore, the competition has almost caught up, their ride quality is getting closer to Duster's as per team-bhp reviews.

When did we last see any sane price launch in the market?
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India launch by mid-2025? Seriously??
I sincerely pray to God that Renault will be here in India until then!

I mean, why always this lazy approach to Indian customers?
The old Duster itself was outdated in design on day one of its launch.
And they flogged that dead horse for almost 10 years.
Now, this one too will be already a 2 year old and outdated design when it gets launched here in 2025 end.

No wonder why Renault is struggling for breathing space in India, when even newer players like Kia are performing way better.

A friend of mine was in the market for a compact SUV last month.
Both of us test drove almost all the models available except Magnite and Kiger.
The reason he said when asked why was that he doesn't want a company's product which may leave India anytime soon like Ford and GM.
They have not given any update or facelift to Magnite or Kiger even after 4 years of launch, whereas Venue, Nexon and Brezza received atleast 2 significant facelifts during this period.
The customer should feel that the Brand is active and is always striving to update it products with periodic facelifts and model changes.
He booked Brezza in the end and closed the deal.

This is the impression that majority of the common folks have in their minds about Renault and Nissan in India.
Majority of the Indians customers are damn serious when it comes to their cars, and whoever is lazy or not serious about their products, or whoever is taking the customers for-granted or assuming them to be silly, have no place in their minds, and they don't even shortlist their products even for a test-drive to finalize their decisions.

I don't know when these companies are going to realize this simple thing.
Atleast they can learn from the mistakes of others who had to leave India because of this same attitude.
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Last week I inquired at few dealerships in Maharashtra for India Launch of new Duster.
Almost all of them suggested a Diwali 2024 launch.
Not sure if it is the official communication from Renault to the dealers.

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Old 28th November 2023, 07:59   #54
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Re: Next-gen Renault Duster spied testing internationally ahead of debut

Images of the New Duster leaked just before its premiere: (official video)

- First images show the car largely retains the body lines of the Bigster concept, that is, Duster 3 is nothing more than an interpretation of the Bigster concept model.

- The car will have the 1.6 Nissan Hybrid engine, ie the same engine found on the Jogger, respectively the car will have the 4-speed multimodal gearbox produced by Renault.

- No details are known regarding the installation of an integral transmission on this Duster 3, but we know that Dacia has completely given up the 1.5 dCI Euro 6 diesel engine and manual transmission.

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Official Video:


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Re: Next-gen Renault Duster spied testing internationally ahead of debut

What I'm looking for in the new Duster: AWD/4x4 drive train, diesel-like torque with petrol-like smoothness and power, current levels of tech inside, more bootspace than the previous Duster AWD, and higher quality of components as well as interiors, all at a reasonable price.

Time will tell if this will be reality or just a fantasy.
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What I'm looking for in the new Duster: AWD/4x4 drive train, diesel-like torque with petrol-like smoothness and power, current levels of tech inside, more bootspace than the previous Duster AWD, and higher quality of components as well as interiors, all at a reasonable price.

Time will tell if this will be reality or just a fantasy.
You will get most of them but pricing likely to remain a fantasy.

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New-gen Duster will arrive in India by Diwali 2025; 7-seat derivative to follow later.

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India-bound Duster could get 170hp turbo-petrol engine
Seven-seat version to be revealed a little later
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The new Duster will be larger than the model that was previously on sale in India
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For the Indian market, Renault has spoken about looking at strong hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the new Duster in order to give the SUV the efficiency of a diesel, since that powertrain will not be offered.
Nissan will have its own version of the Duster, and the midsize SUV will also form the basis for a seven-seat version, which will likely be called the Bigster.

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And all the time I was thinking "why the pictures of Dilip Chabria modified Duster are shown?". I now know it is Dacia logo and not DCs.
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Re: Next-gen Renault Duster spied testing internationally ahead of debut

Hope they get the AWD variant too.
Duster was the harbinger of the 4.3metre SUV segment much like the EcoSport for the 4metre segment. Then both of these faded into oblivion while others partied.
Hope Renault marketing & sales do not goof up on pricing & features and ensures Duster earns its righful place back on the podium.
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Re: Next-gen Renault Duster spied testing internationally ahead of debut

2024 Dacia Duster:

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- The car will have the 1.6 Nissan Hybrid engine, ie the same engine found on the Jogger, respectively the car will have the 4-speed multimodal gearbox produced by Renault.
Hi

Can anyone throw some light on what this 4-speed multimodal gearbox is and whether it is same or different from the 4 speed boxes we see in the Marutis.
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