Next-generation Renault Duster 2024 engine and specifications revealed

The third-generation Renault Duster 2024 has been revealed. This will be the new vehicle that will lead Renault India’s premium SUV charge and will also spawn an equivalent model from Nissan. The cars are expected to be revealed in late 2024 with a possible launch at the 2025 Auto Expo in Delhi. It is being underpinned by Renault’s new CMF-B global platform.

Engine options revealed

This will be the first-ever Duster to arrive from the ground up without the option of a diesel engine. Dacia, who has developed this new Duster, has announced three engine options for the SUV.

The first is a 1.6-litre petrol mated to an automatic gearbox and two electric motors. This is a full hybrid system, very similar to the Honda eHEV system or what both Maruti Suzuki and Toyota offer on their SUVs. This engine is already offered in the Jogger MPV where it produces 140bhp/148Nm and has a mileage of 24.5kmpl.

The second is a mild-hybrid 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol mated to a 48V electric motor having an output in the range of 110bhp-160bhp. This is the first time that the Duster is getting this powertrain that will have the option of 4X4 tech with multiple driving modes. It can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed AT. The final engine, which is unlikely to come to India, is a three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol/LPG-compatible engine mated to a six-speed manual.