The Renault Duster, sold under the Dacia moniker internationally, is due for an update very soon. Test models have already been spotted doing the rounds in Spain, giving us a significant hint as to what the new model could look like. Now, AutoMoto has released new renders based on the spy shots, detailing what the expected changes are.
As we mentioned in our previous post, the front is likely to receive sleeker dual-barrel headlamps. Even though the render displays projector headlamps, the spy-shots indicate that it will carry a traditional squarish profile instead.
The bumper gets tighter lines and a bigger front skid plate & air-dam. The bonnet has been redesigned, and gets a flatter clamshell at the top. Even though the overall profile at the sides is similar to the existing model, the character lines seem sharper. The turn indicators have been integrated into the re-designed wing mirrors.
The rear receives significant updates with a slightly-modified tailgate with a new design for the number-plate region. The bulges near the taillamps have disappeared and have been engulfed by the lamp itself. The bumpers have been modified with larger skid-plates mirroring the ones up front.
In the render, the taillamps have been designed with a four-lens setup inside. However, we feel that it is unlikely to turn out like this designer’s imagination, primarily because it would be impractical to actually make. A split-piece unit, like the one seen on the Terrano could become a reality, however, a single unit as in the digitally generated image is unlikely.
Other changes include plastic cladding all around and sleeker roof rails. The position of the rear fog-lamps seems to have been varied as well and they are now inset into the rear bumper. The alloys have also been redesigned, in line with the changes spotted on the test model from Spain.
Inside, the cabin has been altered with an all-black theme. The central air vents have been moved below the infotainment screen which is likely to be upgraded to feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto suites. Although the render retains the HVAC controls from the current model, Renault could look at upgrading the systems to compete with more modern rivals.