|Nissan 5 seater SUV based on Renault Dacia Duster|
It is a well known fact that the two sister concerns Nissan and Renault shares platforms in hatchback and sedan segment. The latest news is that Nissan might develop a new 5 seater SUV based on the Renault Duster platform. Renault Duster SUV is expected to be launched by early 2012. Renault Dacia Duster will be the 4th entrant in Indian markets following the Fluence sedan, Koleos SUV and the recently released Pulse hatchback.
Renault borrowed most of the features of the Nissan Micra hatchback for its Pulse small car. It is expected that the same would happen when Renault decides to come up with a C segment sedan. This sedan will borrow features from Nissan Sunny sedan. Nissan will be making use of the Renault Daci Duster to develop a five-seater SUV.
Renault Dacia Duster is a product of Dacia motors which is a economy car maker in Romania. The car comes in both petrol and diesel engine with all-wheel drive options too. Now, let us check out some of the details of the Renault Dacia Duster on which the new Nissan 5 seater SUV will be based on.
Renault Dacia Duster launch in India:
French automobile giant Renault, which owns the Romanian car maker Dacia is likely to launch its SUV Duster in India soon. However the new SUV is expected to be named as Renault Duster in India. According to media reports the new Renault Dacia Duster will be launched in India by coming months. Most probably the Renault Duster SUV (Renault Dacia Duster) will be launched right after the launch of Renault Koleos SUV in India.
Renault Duster price in India:
2011 Renault Dacia Duster is expected to be price at Rs 10 lakhs in India. The SUV will be a direct competitor for top selling SUVs like Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and Mahindra Scorpio, while Renault Koleos will compete with Honda CR-V, Toyota Fortuner and Chevrolet Captiva.
2011 Renault Duster India expected changes:
The Renault Dacia Duster has been reworked in departments of exterior and interior looks along with a few touches in engine performance too. The expected changes of 2011 Renault Dacia Duster India includes chrome finish at the exteriors, new center console, and newly designed interiors.
2011 Renault Dacia Duster India Engine:
2011 Renault Duster is expected to come with a 1600 cc, 1.6 L diesel engine with 5 speed gearbox. The engine will posses 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder) and will churn 85 BHP of power.