Renault Duster Pickup to be Revealed June 18
Renault Duster Pickup is going to be the first ever pickup in company's range. As the name suggests it will be based on the popular Duster model, but unfortunately it will be distributed in South America only. The French company is going to reveal it in a special press conference at this year's Buenos Aires Motorshow. This will happen on June 18 and can be also viewed on the Renault media.
As Renault says, the vehicle is a "Sport Utility Pickup". It will inherit all qualities which are responsible for the success of the Duster. Of course, there will be many changes. First of all, the car will include generous bed, since it is a real double cab.
Secondly, it will feature four doors and will offer seating for five persons. Renault expects that this pickup will mark a real breakthrough in this territory.
Pickup Based on Duster Oroch Concept
The pickup is actually based on the Renault (Dacia) Duster Oroch concept, which was unveiled last year at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. The show vehicle was designed by Renault design center for Latin America (RDAL) situated in Sao Paulo.
The Oroch features all the necessary qualities of a true SUV, but it is actually a five-seat pickup truck with assertive styling, inspired by the world of kite-surfing. It's sporty exterior is conveyed by the satin-finish white color and is additionally highlighted by the visible orange contours.
Other cool features here include panoramic glass sunroof that creates the experience of a more spacious cabin, skid plates, two rear-mounted cameras with full outdoor coverage, 18-inch alloy wheels with 255/60 tyres and broad side protective outline.
The interior of the Oroch concept is characterized by a dash with a multimedia screen that shows in real time the images taken by the two cameras of the vehicle which are operated by a rotary control on the center console. Of course, we do not expect to see all that in the production variant of the Duster pickup.
But the real question is will Renault bring this pickup in the rest of the world? Unfortunately this has a very low probability of happening. However, the company has promised to bring full-size pick-up in Europe, which will accompany the next generation of Nissan Navara and Mercedes-Benz' pickup.