The new generation of the mid-size French crossover Renault Duster (photo below), the second in a row, was first presented by the manufacturer at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. Car sales in the Western European market started at the end of the same year, and very soon, if you trust the unofficial statements of the company's representatives, the 2018 Duster can be bought in Russia.
Photo: new Renault Duster 2018
The domestic car enthusiast, who prefers French brand cars, still has time: it will be enough to get acquainted with the technical characteristics of the new model and decide whether it makes sense to purchase it. And you really have to think about it: Renault, whose products previously differed with excellent quality and availability of all necessary systems and complexes in any configuration, after the conclusion of a number of international treaties, began to pass strongly. The owner of the 2018 Renault Duster (photo below) basic configuration (and even the first two, the cheapest) is missing a few truly important “ingredients”, and the company's marketing policy, despite Reno’s obvious desire to promote its products in all directions, leaves much to be desired.
The last statement fully applies to the Russian market: declaring the existence of “adaptations” for domestic conditions (and they really are and will be listed below), Renault for some reason did not take into account important Russian features and did not equip the crossover with fog lamps, which are necessary in poor road lighting, the minimum number of sunny days per year, and poor visibility in the evening and at night. It is noteworthy that there are no foglights in the first two trim levels: Renault does not offer them either as an accessory, which is even more strange. Apparently, in the case of the new Renault Duster (photo below), we should not talk about the manufacturer’s attempt to make a little more money on the buyer, namely about the oversight of French developers.