Next Renault Duster to retain affordable 4x4 formula - report

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL)

MIOVENI, ROMANIA – When the first-generation Dacia Duster (badged as a Renault in SA) hit the scene in 2010, it offered cash-strapped consumers an affordable way to get into an SUV.

The second-generation that’s currently on sale followed the same formula and despite pressures from European emissions rules, the third-generation is set to keep its affordable price tag and simplistic persona, Autocar reports.

Duster product boss Junien Ferry told the British publication that the new Duster had to follow the same formula as the current model.

“Its role in the company is to provide a very good price-to- feature ratio. It has to address these customers who are looking for a simple car which can go off-road,” Ferry told Autocar.

The product boss also said that the SUV’s off-road ability would be a priority for the new model.

It is likely that the new Dacia/Renault Duster will be built around the Renault-Nissan alliance’s CMF-B architecture, as per the third-generation Dacia Sandero that’s not set for South Africa. This, Autocar says, will open the door to the introduction of plug-in hybrid technology.

© Provided by Independent Media

Due around 2024, the next Duster could take some of its design inspiration from the Dacia Bigster concept, which itself will spawn a larger alternative to the Duster.

As for the South African Renault Duster, it’s also looking likely that a bakkie version is on the horizon. Earlier this year, Renault said it was hoping to introduce the Oroch in late 2022, subject to final confirmation. This, however, is likely to be a newer model based on the second-generation Duster as the third-gen won’t be ready by then.

IOL Motoring

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related


Kaizer Chiefs latest | Did Stuart Baxter just pick a fight with Amakhosi fans?

© Provided by The South African Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter appears to have picked a fight with the club fans yet again by lashing out on those who criticize ... Read more »

2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio spotted undisguised ahead of launch

© Aditya Nadkarni 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio spotted undisguised ahead of launch – The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio will be launched in India on 10 November, 2021 – The model ... Read more »

Estate agency watchdog to investigate racism allegations against Cape Town company

© Provided by SowetanLive In a statement on Monday, the EAAB said Pol Osei registered a complaint at the EAAB on Thursday after realtor Gabriella Johnson allegedly told him in ... Read more »

Eskom's generation system under strain and capacity is a big problem, says COO

© Provided by CapeTalk Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer says limited generation capacity is holding the power utility back Eskom execs briefed the media on the state of the system on ... Read more »

Our favourite Steve Harvey fashion looks

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL) Not only is he one of the best TV hosts, but Steve Harvey is also a dapper gentleman who knows his way around the ... Read more »

Jaguar announces pricing of its luxury sedan Jaguar XF 2021

Jaguar has announced the pricing of its luxury sedan, the Jaguar XF 2021 for India. The petrol variant has been priced at Rs 71.60 lakh (ex-showroom) while the diesel variant ... Read more »

Don't abandon ANC 'family' because of electricity problems, Ramaphosa tells voters threatening to boycott elections

© Provided by Times Live Angry Gauteng residents confronted ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on the campaign trail on Monday, saying that if there was no electricity by November 1 they ... Read more »

Covid-19: Just 146 cases and nine deaths recorded in South Africa in 24 hours

© Provided by SowetanLive There were just 146 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths recorded across SA in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on ... Read more »

Unisa ordered to pay Mabelo R4.5m

© Provided by SowetanLive The high court in Pretoria has issued an order against distance learning institution Unisa to pay its axed facilities manager R4.5m for prematurely ending his employment ... Read more »

Truckers protests: N3 blocked near Montrose, obstruction at Harrismith

© Provided by Times Live Law enforcement agencies have been deployed and are currently monitoring the situation, said Arrive Alive. A backlog of traffic has developed between Montrose and Harrismith, ... Read more »

Chiefs coach Baxter to the critics: 'I wouldn't criticise a brain surgeon on social media'

© Provided by Times Live Several Chiefs players have been on the receiving end of some nasty comments on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, especially when the club has lost matches. ... Read more »

‘Accused five didn't kill my brother Senzo Meyiwa'

© Provided by SowetanLive Slain Bafana Bafana star Senzo Meyiwa’s brother has revealed that police have told them that the five men due to stand trial for the murder are ... Read more »

Diego Maradona's lawyer says late star's medical treatment 'very bad'

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL) San Isidro, Argentina – Diego Maradona’s former lawyer said Monday the medical treatment given to his client was “very bad”, after giving testimony in ... Read more »

'If we have fourth wave, the more immunity, the more muted that wave will be'

© Provided by 702 The Department of Health on Monday night said nine more people have succumbed to Covid-19 related complications and 146 have tested positive for the virus in ... Read more »

Stage 2 power cuts to start on Tuesday and continue to Saturday - Eskom

© Pexels JOHANNESBURG – Stage 2 power cuts will start at 9am on Tuesday and continue until Saturday, Eskom said. The power utility said that this was due to a ... Read more »

Eskom: Stage 2 load shedding extended until Saturday

© Provided by CapeTalk More dark days are ahead for South Africans after Eskom announced the extension of Stage 2 power cuts The power utility says it’s battling with a ... Read more »

Force Motors begins delivery of its SUV Gurkha 2021

The delivery of Force Motor’s Gurkha SUV, a competitor to Mahindra’s Thar, has commenced at multiple locations across India. Priced at Rs 13.59 lakh, the latest iteration of Gurkha was ... Read more »

'Proteas need to rock up with proper intensity and play close to our best', says Kagiso Rabada ahead of Windies clash

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL) Dubai – Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada insisted there is no point dwelling on his side’s opening Super 12 loss to Australia ahead ... Read more »

Stage 2 load shedding to continue on Tuesday until Saturday morning - Eskom

© Provided by 702 Eskom on Tuesday said Stage 2 power cuts will start at 9am on Tuesday and continue until Saturday. The power utility cited that the power cuts ... Read more »

2021 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid - All you need to know

© Gajanan Kashikar 2021 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid – All you need to know The ES is one of the longest-surviving sedans worldwide and has been of cardinal importance since ... Read more »

Springboks are in a 'good place' after 'psychologically difficult' few months

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL) CAPE TOWN – Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber has confirmed what many suspected and that is that the Boks were almost mentally out on their ... Read more »

Political parties in Tshwane commit to helping the homeless

On Monday, the University of Pretoria’s Unit for Street Homelessness in partnership with the Tshwane Homelessness Forum and the National Homeless Network launched the Tshwane Homeless Manifesto. © Copyright (c) ... Read more »

COVID-19 in SA: 146 new cases, 9 deaths recorded

© Provided by eNCA JOHANNESBURG – The health department said 146 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours. Nine additional coronavirus-related deaths were reported. The majority ... Read more »

Protests rock Sudan following military coup

© Provided by Pro-democracy protesters took to the streets to condemn the military takeover Clashes broke out between soldiers and protesting civilians in Sudan after the country’s military, under ... Read more »

Bottoms up – the Great British dinner party is back!

© Photo Media/ClassicStock/Getty Images The dinner party persisted for decades before open plan kitchen diners became commonplace – Photo Media/ClassicStock/Getty Images Polish up the wedding crystal, shake out the tablecloths: ... Read more »

With a New Range Rover Coming, It's Time to Grab a Classic Model

© Land Rover Interest in vintage Range Rovers is increasing; here’s what potential owners need to know. • The original Range Rover exudes classic style. • Prices have shot up ... Read more »

RV Solar Awning Can Help Power Appliances While Keeping You Cool

© Palmer Morse/Xpanse Xponent Power calls its $10,000 Xpanse awning a world first. RVs are incredibly popular right now, and anything that allows you to spend more time off-grid certainly ... Read more »

Spec comparison: MG Astor Vs Kia Seltos

© Nikhil Puthran Spec comparison: MG Astor Vs Kia Seltos The competition in the SUV segment has further intensified with the recent launch of the MG Astor in India. On ... Read more »

Skoda working on new mid-level variant for Kushaq SUV

© Desirazu Venkat Skoda working on new mid-level variant for Kushaq SUV -To be slotted in between Active and Ambition trims  -Likely to get features of both the trim levels  ... Read more »

Texas bans transgender girls from female sports in schools

© Provided by Texas has passed several right-wing bills this year, including laws placing new restrictions on voting and abortion Transgender girls will not be allowed to participate on ... Read more »

Why you can still be electrocuted with an electric car while charging

Electric cars have been tested in every possible way and the chance of a power surge is therefore minimal during normal use. But when you charge your car – for ... Read more »

Police launch probe as 'woman is hit by Mercedes G-Wagon' in Bradford

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Police have launched an investigation after a woman was hit and seriously injured by a £200,000 Mercedes G-Wagon. The incident is understood to have ... Read more »

Climate change, human activity threaten Libya nature reserve

© Mahmud TURKIA Ashaafean is the first Libyan site to be categorised as a UNESCO biosphere reserve A nature reserve near the capital of war-scarred Libya that has long been ... Read more »

Jonas Brothers to Star in 'Family Roast' Comedy Special Hosted by Kenan Thompson

© Frazer Harrison/Getty Images The Jonas Brothers are gearing up to get roasted. The trio are set to star in a new comedy variety special for Netflix, Jonas Brothers Family ... Read more »

Egypt lifts state of emergency 4 years after terror attack

© Provided by The state of emergency was renewed this April in light of “serious health and security conditions” Egypt will be lifting a nationwide state of emergency that ... Read more »

Honda react to Red Bull's Austin podium gesture

© PA Images Sergio Perez and Masashi Yamamoto on Austin podium planetF1 Honda have expressed their gratitude to Red Bull after two races with special liveries in their honour both ... Read more »

Joanna Lumley calls for return to 1950s style deprivations

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Joanna Lumley has called for a return to rationing to combat climate change. The Absolutely Fabulous star suggested legislation is needed ‘for the ... Read more »

Moderna children's dose has strong results; South Africa registers 146 cases

South Africa registered 146 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total to 2,919,778. A further nine Covid-19-related deaths were reported, taking total official deaths to 88,934. A total of 21,514,033 ... Read more »

Using Cape Town as a launchpad, Russia boasts of supergiant oil fields in Antarctic wilderness

As Antarctic Treaty nations release the new Paris Declaration, a brand-new climate manifesto, Daily Maverick can reveal this international investigation: Russia has combed the fragile Southern Ocean for oil and ... Read more »

How to perfectly cook fish, meat, Kraken, and Megalodon in Sea of Thieves

© Provided by GamePur After you catch a fish in Sea of Thieves, you have the option to either turn it in to The Hunter’s Call for a flat rate, or ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic