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Renault Duster prepares with seven seats

New generation SUV will have a new platform and lengthened version for seven people; Clio says goodbye in 2016

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Renault is determined to give the Duster a version of seven seats. The development is part of a package of actions planned for the model, which became the darling of the brand in the French headquarters. "In so successful that made around the world, won the Duster model status of strategic importance for the company" says a source close to the factory. As a result, Renault began to pay special attention to developing the next generation of the SUV, which does not have an official date for the premiere. "In Brazil, I find it hard to happen before 2017," says the source. On the future Duster, the source explains that the body will have basically the same shapes of the current model, but with more generous measures. The platform will be new, following the trend of modular architecture. In the traditional version with 4.3 meters long, Renault is casting a larger, to accommodate a body with about 4.5 meters long, thanks to an elongated wheelbase. This will be the basis of the Duster seven places, expected to arrive shortly after five occupants version - a maximum of difference of a year.

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Regarding the style, for those who thought the 2016 Duster incorporated elements of conceptual pickup Oroch, the New Duster will have even more points of contact with the prototype. Headlights and taillights have LEDs and the body is outlined with frames. The Renault's plans in Brazil include the retirement of the current Clio, which will give us goodbye at the end of 2016. His replacement, the plant is considering climbing Renault Pulse, which is nothing more than the March with Renault badge. The question is whether Nissan will come across. Another step in renewing brand strategy will be the application of the concept of downsizing their engines. In addition to using a version with own seasoning 1.0 three-cylinder Nissan, Renault will create a 1.2 turbo based on the current 1.6 four-cylinder. The 1.0 three-cylinder enters the Renault from next year and the 1.2 turbo, in 2018 or 2019. This will be accompanied by an automated exchange and double clutch.

Google translated from: http://quatrorodas.abril.com.br/noticias/segredo/renault-prepara-duster-sete-lugares-859240.shtml

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Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/114062477202/daciarenault-duster-successor-coming-in-2017--report/lowphotos#0

While the regular five-seat version is expected to be around 4.3 meters long as the current model, the seven-seat derivative will be approximately 4.5 meters long and likely the added length will be in the wheelbase to grant a more spacious cabin capable of hosting seven people.

The regular five-seat version will be the first to come out while the larger seven-seat model will be introduced about a year later. It should be mentioned the 2017 launch date refers to the BR-spec Renault Duster so there is a chance we will see the Dacia Duster in Europe as early as the second half of 2016, possibly at the Paris Motor Show in October.

Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/115060194619/second-generation-dacia-duster-getting-seven-seat-version
 

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The source added "Interested peoples may wish to note that we are also working on a longer set of roof rails as a different point of contact from the existing Duster. We are confident this will provide added attractiveness to the 7 seated Duster for some." :huh:
 

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With only 20cm more to play with the rear seats would have to be in the boot area, nowhere for your feet unless they redesign it altogether. It would mean very limited boot space too again unless the rear seats are properly removable.

The standard version looks appealing though.
 

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Hi,

The front of the red car looks very Range Rover Evoque !...Can't see footballer's wives wanting a Duster though! :rolleyes:
 

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If the Clio is going in 2016, will this mean the end of the current Sandero and Logan?

As I think both the Dacia's share bits from the Clio?
 

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If the Clio is going in 2016, will this mean the end of the current Sandero and Logan?

As I think both the Dacia's share bits from the Clio?
Not necessarily, it just means the Clio as a complete product will be discontinued. The Renault / Dacia B0 platform is only 'based on' the old Clio, it's pretty widely used because it's so flexible in design terms.
 

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It says they are considering replacing the current clio with a March with a Renault badge? I may be wrong but isn't the Micra called a March in other countries?
Replacing the clio with a micra... Are they nuts?
 

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It says they are considering replacing the current clio with a March with a Renault badge? I may be wrong but isn't the Micra called a March in other countries?
Replacing the clio with a micra... Are they nuts?
It's only relevant to so-called "developing markets" that still receive the 2nd gen Clio, on which theDacia range are based. It won't affect "our" Clio.
 

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Im very surprised that Renault/Dacia have not introduced a 7 seat car already into the UK, especially that there is the Logan 7 seat and the Docker and given that Renault no longer offer the Kangoo MPV variant.

Im also surprised that the pick up variant hasnt been offered as I think they would sell well ( depending on payload) in the UK.

Holding out for the Duster 7 seat when it finally comes to the UK to replace our C8 7 seat.
 
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