Renault Duster Pickup Truck Render Emerges, Set to Rival Upcoming Scorpio X

Renault Duster, widely esteemed in the SUV realm, is stepping into new territory with a rendered pickup truck variant. The digital creation, based on the recently unveiled next-gen Duster, showcases a potential contender in the pickup segment, reminiscent of the existing Renault Duster Oroch available in several countries.

Renault Duster Oroch: A Pickup Transformation

Renault Technologie Roumanie in Romania developed the Duster Oroch, a 4-door pickup version of the standard Duster. The concept was first unveiled at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in 2014, with the pickup hitting the South American market in 2015. Now, with the all-new Duster in the spotlight, speculations arise about a new Duster Oroch based on the latest SUV model.

Render Highlights and Design Elements

The rendering, conceptualized by Kolesa from Russia, envisions the next-generation Renault Duster Pickup Truck with distinct design elements. Unlike its Dacia Duster counterpart, this render maintains the RENAULT lettering on a prominent black plaque dominating the front fascia. The overall design aligns with the Turkey-spec Renault Duster, introducing a rugged yet modern appeal.

The side profile closely resembles the Duster SUV, retaining the C-pillar mounted rear door handle. However, everything beyond the C-pillar is redesigned for the pickup variant. The truck-bed, though not physically separated, promises practicality and utility akin to traditional pickup trucks.

Size Matters: Compact Yet Efficient

In contrast to larger pickup trucks in India, such as the Tata Xenon XT, Mahindra Scorpio Getaway, Isuzu V-Cross, and Toyota Hilux, the Duster Oroch remains significantly compact at 4.7 meters in length. The render maintains this characteristic, presenting a smaller yet versatile pickup option.

Potential Powertrains and Market Competition

Speculations suggest that the Renault Duster Pickup Truck (Oroch) could be powered by either the 1.6L or 2.0L petrol engines with optional AWD. However, the powertrain for the Indian market remains uncertain, as Renault’s current offerings include a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine in different variants. In Turkey, the new Renault Duster features a 1.0L 3-cylinder 100 bhp engine along with 1.2L mild hybrid and 1.6L hybrid powertrains.

The rendered pickup could potentially compete with the upcoming Mahindra Scorpio X pickup, providing consumers with a fresh and compact alternative in the pickup truck segment.

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