All-new Dacia Duster rolls into SUV town

Renault Captur was spied testing a few months ago in India and now its debut has officially been announced

At the front, the Duster's grille now extends to the headlights to make the model appear wider. Horizontal bonnet crease lines draw out a robust picture. The new crease lines of the horizontal bonnet give a better stance to the vehicle better and the larger, satin-chrome-finish skid plate is scratch-resistant to maintain its smart look.

The new Duster model will be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12, Renault said in a statement.

On the sides, the higher belt line adds to the tough look.

The windscreen has also been brought forward by 100mm compared with the current model and is more steeply raked, which the firm said makes the cabin look more spacious, while at the rear the lights have been positioned at the corners "to heighten the car's solid stance". It's still a compact unit, something the current Duster owners weren't too pleased about, but the new setup certainly looks better. Other changes include new 17-inch alloys and prominent wheel arches. All-new 2017 Duster will be available in brand-new body colour, Atacama Orange. The model now gets a Dacia's typical lighting theme with four red stacked squares, for a funky look.

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During its lifespan, the Duster has received minor changed now and then, but this will be the first big update the Duster will receive. The wide myriad of offerings includes a Duster that can function optimally in extreme cold in Russian Federation, a flex-fuel model for Brazil, and RHD from Renault India.

Whether the new Duster can remain as cheap as before is unclear (in the United Kingdom it's priced next to the Suzuki Swift) but you'd imagine Renault/Dacia has worked hard to improve the NCAP crash performance and in-car tech.

Renault has sold more than 1 million units of the Duster and has high hopes with the new version. Duster is powered by a 1.5-litre K9k dCi diesel engine.

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