Spy photos of the new 2020 Renault Duster are available. The rebadged version of the Dacia Duster is available in some markets, such as India, where the spy shots were taken. The new version of the compact crossover introduces a mid-cycle refresh after the current generation hit the market in 2017. Cosmetic changes will refresh the exterior and interior. The prototype is unveiling a few new details, which are going to make the crossover more aggressive.
We can’t say this is Renault’s model, but the French carmaker had a lot of impacts. Dacia’s raise started when it became a part of the big alliance (Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi). The French company provides Romanian-based vehicles with power and styling. And we can witness that some markets offer models with Renault’s badge. That is the case with the 2020 Duster. Well, the carmaker is already present in the compact crossover market with a couple of other models, and the most similar one is definitely Renault Captur. Well, the Duster is slightly larger. The company will use it to provide more room inside the cabin.
The 2020 Renault Duster is a part of the second generation. Dacia made an impact on the market when they released this nameplate back in 2010. They drew attention with the low price and the vehicle became pretty popular. Now, the crossover is in the second generation. The wheelbase is 105 inches long, and the overall length is 170 inches. Captur is slightly shorter (2 inches, wheelbase 1 inch), while the Kadjar is a bit longer (175 inches), but with the same wheelbase length. Renault Koleos is 14 inches longer than the Duster. The crossover is also 72 inches wide and 67 inches high.
Changes for the 2020 Renault Duster
There are at least five notable changes on the 2020 Renault Duster we can spot on test mules. First of all, the headlights. New lamps and projectors are under the revisit, and the front fascia is getting a new shape thanks to chrome inserts and new position of the fog lamps. These will also get new housing. Spy photos are also showing the refreshed grille. It seems to be as one of the largest in the family, with more usage of chrome details. Compared to Dacia’s version, this one has Renaults logo mounted right in the middle of the front fascia. Under the grille is a chrome strip to boost elegance.
Alloy wheels are available for the 2020 Renault Duster. But, this time, the new styling should draw more attention. We expect the same on the Dacia Duster. The company announced a new set of wheels for the next crossover. At the back, the vehicle is getting the new taillights. Square shape improves aggressiveness and elegance, while the black details are making the rear end eye-catching. Reflectors are taking the new spot on the rear bumper, which makes the Duster’s tail look new.
Inside the cabin, the 2020 Renault Duster will bring the touchscreen display. Well, we got used to the plain interior. The carmaker didn’t install too many options, which made the crossover cheap in every way (look and the price). But, you can’t expect too much if you don’t pay. Of course, Duster will also offer extra features through optional packages and higher trim levels. We could peek in the cabin of prototypes to see brown cloth wrapping the seats. The steering wheel is now more Renault-like, and not Dacia, as before.
2020 Renault Duster Specs
The update of the 2020 Renault Duster is only cosmetic. The crossover is not getting any new drivetrain. Well, the version with French carmaker’s logo is coming with a famous 1.5-liter diesel unit. The four-cylinder engine is producing 110 horsepower for the crossover. Its main advantage is the exceptional fuel economy. A diesel powertrain consumes only 4.4 l/100km. other specs say the driver can count on 260 Nm of torque, max speed is 170 kmh, and 0-100 kmh acceleration needs 11.5 seconds.
Dacia Duster also uses three petrol drivetrains – 1.2, 1.3, and 1.6 displacements. Some of them might become a part of the Renault Duster lineup in India, South Africa, Russia, Egypt…
2020 Renault Duster Oroch
Oroch is a truck version of the crossover available only in South America. The French company is becoming a player on this market thanks to the alliance with Nissan, whose Navara serves as the base for many other trucks. In this case, that is Renault Alaskan, as the most popular French pickup. However, in South America, we find Renault Duster Oroch, with 1.6 and 2.0-liter engines, and a 5-speed manual and s 6-pace automatic transmissions. The company made it clear the Oroch truck is not coming to Europe nor Asia. The pickup is 15 inches longer than the crossover, and the wheelbase is 111 inches. The truck is available with a double-cab configuration only.