The new Renault Duster was put on the conveyor in Moscow – DRIVE

The “second” Duster for other markets appeared back in 2017: first under the brand name Daciaand then under the brand Renault… The design of our Duster (pictured) simply repeats foreign samples. In the new chassis, there are MacPherson sons in the front, a multi-link in the back. Tire sizes: 215/65 R16, 215/60 R17.

Renault’s Russian office declassified its appearance on December 15 Duster second generation. It is stated that the length of the car reached 4341 mm (+26), the width was reduced to 1804 (-18), the height with roof rails was reduced to 1682 (-13), the wheelbase increased to 2676 (+3), the ground clearance did not change – 210 mm. The approach angle is now 31 degrees (+1), the exit angle is 33 ° (-3). Why all this happened, Renault is in no hurry to explain. However, it is already clear that Duster followed Capture moved to a modernized platform The arch.

Renault, calling the Duster “legendary SUV”, draws attention to the new orange “metallic” Atacama, embossed wheel arches, massive side moldings and silver plastic overlays. Only running and side lights are considered LED.

It can be assumed that Duster retained the base aspirated 1.6 (114 hp, 156 N • m) with a five-speed “mechanics” and front-wheel drive, and exchanged the “four” 2.0 (143 hp, 195 N • m) for turbo engine 1.3 (150 HP, 250 N • m) with Jatco variator and plug-in full. Now the pre-reform crossover is available in three trim levels: Access (865,000 rubles), Life (1,000,000–1,164,000) and Drive Plus (1,205,000–1,245,000). Per 2019 year Russians bought 39,031 units, 12,086 units were sold in six months of 2020 (-35%).

Update as of 01/29/2021

The plant has been preparing for the launch of a new Duster since 2019. As a result, the production was modernized, and the specialists underwent additional training. The bodies are welded by 15 robots, four more are transporting parts, and two are changing equipment.

On January 28, Renault launched the serial production of the “second” Duster at the Moscow Renault Russia plant, where the first generation Duster had been produced since 2012. Renoshniki did not say anything new about the crossover, as they continue to repeat about the legendary geometric cross-country ability, modern design, new technologies and 450,000 already sold copies. Sales will begin in the first quarter.

Update as of 02/11/2021

Today, renos confirmed that Duster has moved to a new platform, retaining aspirated 1.6 (114 HP, 156 N • m) and 2.0 (143 HP, 195 N • m), as well as a 1.5 turbodiesel (109 HP) ., 240 N • m). The three previous engines now only come with a six-speed “mechanics”. The only two-pedal variant is provided by the turbo-four 1.3 (150 hp, 250 N • m), which has expanded the range, available both with the X-Tronic variator and “on the handle”. Front-wheel drive is content with the base Duster, all the rest are all-wheel drive. The modes of the All-Mode 4×4-i system have not changed: 2WD, 4WD Auto, 4WD Lock.

The old interior of Duster is given to the “barn” Lada largusand we are new described in 2017, not knowing that the front panel will literally repeat Arcana… Same media center Easy Link with an eight-inch touchscreen and climate control. The volume of the trunk has grown to 428-468 liters (+ 20-60).

Renault emphasizes that the steering wheel is adjustable in height / reach and is equipped with an electric power steering in all trim levels. For the 1.3 turbo engine, which consumes 6.7 l / 100 km in the combined cycle, a new thrust distribution algorithm in 4WD Lock mode has been developed, which is useful on slippery roads, while the X-Tronic variator has received a “unique torque converter mode” for off-road conditions. All engines comply with outdated Euro-5 standards, and gasoline engines are certified for AI-92 fuel. Everything is now known about the “second” Duster except prices. They will be announced by the end of March.


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