Here are the 5 top key features you should know about the upcoming 2025 Renault Duster
Renault is set to make a resounding comeback in the Indian automotive scene with the third-generation model of the iconic Duster. The upcoming Duster is slated for a grand entrance in 2025. As the curtain lifts on the all-new Duster, presented globally by the Dacia brand, enthusiasts and prospective buyers can’t help but anticipate the impactful changes that this revamped SUV promises to bring. Here are five key revelations about the upcoming 2025 Renault Duster
1. New Platform
The foundation of the new Duster is laid upon the cutting-edge Renault-Nissan Alliance’s modular CMF-B platform, a technological leap beyond the M0 architecture of its predecessor. This platform, globally acknowledged and shared with other Renault and Dacia models, will undergo localization for Indian production. The significant investment of Rs 5,300 crore in the Indian market signals Renault’s commitment to introduce six locally produced models based on the CMF-B platform, including electrified variants.
2. New Exterior
Exuding a robust and squared-off aesthetic, the exterior of the new Duster commands attention. Muscular flanks, a shapely bonnet, and the pronounced use of plastic cladding, including angular wheel arch designs, contribute to its rugged appeal. The 18-inch wheels and distinctive features like Y-shaped DRLs and LED tail lights add a touch of sophistication. Anticipate a tailored front-end styling for the India-bound Duster, setting the stage for its unique presence.
3. New Interior
Inside the Duster, the rugged theme harmonizes with technological sophistication. The dashboard boasts a prominent centre console angled towards the driver, housing an array of advanced features. A 10.1-inch touchscreen takes centre stage, accompanied by a 7-inch digital instrument panel, a six-speaker audio system with Arkamys 3D sound, wireless phone charging, cruise control, and an electric parking brake. Notable additions include ADAS features like auto emergency braking and lane-keep assist, underscoring the Duster’s commitment to safety and modernity.
|1.6-litre petrol engine, 1.2-litre petrol engine
|143 hp, 130 hp
|Terrain mode selector, eco, sport and City
|Rs. 15 Lakh
The Duster introduces three petrol engine options, with a strong hybrid variant, the Hybrid 140, taking centre stage. Combining a 94hp, 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 49hp electric motor and high-voltage starter generator, this hybrid model promises eco-friendly driving with regenerative braking and a 1.2kWh battery. Another noteworthy addition is the TCe 130 engine, featuring a three-cylinder, 1.2-litre turbo-petrol and a 48V mild-hybrid system, generating a combined 130hp. The Duster AWD variant offers a terrain mode selector, hill-descent control, and off-road screens, catering to diverse driving preferences.
5. India Launch Soon
While the global reveal stirs excitement, the Renault Duster is slated to make its India debut in late 2025. Positioned to compete with midsized SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, and Kia Seltos, the Duster aims to carve its space with a balanced blend of rugged appeal, advanced features, and brand equity. Priced around the Rs 20 lakh mark, the Duster aspires to rekindle its legacy and resonate with Indian SUV enthusiasts. As the countdown begins, Renault enthusiasts eagerly await the resurgence of an icon on Indian roads.