The Duster has emerged as a blockbuster product for Renault and Dacia worldwide. The compact SUV has sold 1 million units worldwide ever since its launch four years ago. The landmark was reached when the one millionth Duster rolled out of Renault’s plant in Curitiba, Brazil, to be delivered to a customer in the same country. Duster is currently marketed in more than 100 countries and made in five factories across the world. The five factories assembling the Duster are: Pitesti (Romania), Curitiba (Brazil), Envigado (Colombia), Moscow (Russia) and Chennai (India).
The Duster is not only one of the more successful products in Renault lineup – it’s THE best-selling Renault model worldwide. With Renault badging, the Duster has taken the Group forward in its international markets and is designed to meet the needs of customers, with the existence of a severe cold climate version for Russia, a flex-fuel version for Brazil and a right-hand drive version with a specific interior for India.
The Dacia-badged version has proved just as popular with customers thanks to the cabin space it delivers for its price, as well as its all-terrain ability, a feature all the model’s buyers appreciate.
Here’s a list of Renault / Dacia Duster’s five biggest markets
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“Duster is a truly global success story,” explains Arnaud Deboeuf, the Renault Group’s Entry Programme Director. “With Renault branding, it perfectly meets the demands of our international customers and is contributing to Renault’s expansion in emerging markets. At the same time, the Dacia-badged version sold in Europe and our Mediterranean Basin markets has succeeded in attracting a new clientele to the brand thanks to the styling and genuine all-terrain capability it delivers for an affordable price. Duster is definitely a model that is winning us new customers.”