The Dacia Duster, also known as the Renault Duster in many places, has surely been doing a world of good to its manufacturer. The Duster is among the top selling Compact SUVs across the globe and such is the popularity of this car in India that it has managed to replace the ‘mighty’ Mahindra Scorpio at the top of the SUV sales charts.
However, thanks to the advent of a certain Ford EcoSport, the Duster has been facing stiff competition, and often losing to the fresher competition. There is no denying that the Duster is a well sorted out car and is definitely not dated but the fresher looks and newer engines of the EcoSport seem to have made a really good impression on the minds of compact SUV buying folks.
Now, it has emerged that the makers of Duster have decided to do something about all this and have been spotted testing a Duster facelift in Spain. The Duster has been on sale in international markets since around 2 years and it is hence no surprise that the auto maker has decided to endow with a midlife facelift. Speculations were aplenty that the Duster facelift would look much like the D-Cross concept that was showcased at the Sau-Paulo Motor show in Brazil last year and it would be really interesting to see if the Duster facelift would take design cues from the Duster D-Cross.
One look at the spy pic you see here and it becomes easy to predict that the Duster facelift would come with revised facelifts, new front grille and maybe a revised front bumper. The car would also get new tail lights and 5th door at the rear. The interiors are expected to see an upholstery change and some more gadgets. These could include a cruise control and sat-nav.
The Renault Duster facelift could arrive in India soon after its Indian debut, what with the EcoSport looking poised to take the SUV segment by storm? The India spec Duster is available with 3 engine options- 2 diesels and a petrol. We expect these engines to remain unchanged for the facelift.