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Renault debuts Duster Oroch production version

Snapshot: Following a teaser released last week, Renault has taken the wraps off the production-ready Duster Oroch.

The Duster SUV made its debut back in 2010 as a Dacia and shortly after that it received a Renault version, but it’s only now the off-roader has received a utilitarian version in the form a double cab pickup. It was previewed late last year by the Duster Oroch concept and now the production model has been unveiled at the Buenos Aires Motor Show in Argentina which together with Brazil will be the model’s main markets.

The four-door pickup truck rides on 16-inch alloy wheels and adopts a very familiar front fascia while at the back there is a relatively short bed to haul various types of cargo. It’s not known at this point how big the bed is, but reports say it is 1.35 meters long and has a load capacity of 650 kg while the volumetric capacity stands at 683 liters.

Also noticeable are the roof rails and a new set of taillights that are bigger look different than the ones installed on the Duster. Stepping inside the cabin, it has mostly been carried over from its SUV sibling and can host up to five people while the infotainment system features the usual 7-inch Media Nav Evolution touchscreen display which offers support for navigation.

Renault says the Duster Oroch will go on sale in the second half of the year and will be available with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine which develops 148 bhp and 177 Nm of torque and can run on ethanol. Power is sent to either a front-wheel drive system or an optional 4x4 arrangement through a six-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic.

Renault India hasn’t said anything about the possibility of selling the Duster Oroch but a clarification regarding this should occur very soon although it’s unlikely it will be sold over here as the pickup truck was developed primarily for South America.

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