Renault/Dacia did a great job with release of compact SUV called Duster. This model became one of the most popular vehicles in segment and it is also one of the best-selling models of the company. This SUV was released in 2009 and so far, there are over one million units sold. Now French manufacturer goes even further. Based on this model, company recently presented a pickup truck. This model will come next year on some markets, as some kind of a pilot variant, while 2017 Renault Duster Pickup will come to all markets that was planned.
2017 Renault Duster Pickup redesign and features
The 2017 Renault Duster Pickup will come as an all-new model. It will come heavily based on company’s popular SUV. It will share the same platform and visually, most of the details will be also borrowed from this SUV. Front end will come completely the same, just like interior styling. On the other side, we will see a classical pickup styling. The 2017 Duster pickup will come probably only in Double Cab configuration. Bed capacity will be around 24 cubic-feet. It will be very well equipped. There will be two trims in offer, Expression and Dynamic. Base Expression will come with standard features like ABS, power steering, air conditioning, CD/MP3 player with four speakers etc. Finally 2017 Renault Duster Pickup Dynamic adds standard features like Media NAV Evolution infotainment system, fog lights, 16-inch Dark Gray alloys, cruise control, power mirrors, parking sensors, steering wheel with leather trim, trip computer etc.
2017 Renault Duster Pickup engine
For now, it is known that 2017 Renault Duster Pickup will be available with two engines. Both of those are petrol-powered. Base unit is 1.6 liter 16v engine, which has max power of around 110 horses. Optional engine, which will be available in Dynamic trim only, is 2.0 liter 16v, which has max output of 145 horsepower. Both engines are available in ethanol configurations. Beside these two petrol units, we also expect some diesel engine in offer, especially when it is about European market. When it is about transmission, 2017 Renault Duster Pickup will come with 5-speed manual, while automatic is expected to come later.
2017 Renault Duster Pickup release date and price
Finally it is expected that 2017 Renault Duster Pickup will come late next year. Exact price is still unknown. Some predictions are that base model will go around 15.000 dollars.