Some time back we brought you images of an undisguised Renault (Dacia) Duster pick-up undergoing final testing. And now it seems as though the Duster range is set to grow even further.
Renault will unveil the Duster Oroch show car at the 28th Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil, later this week. Renault chose the South American show to unveil this five-seat recreational vehicle as pick-ups account for nearly 75% of the light commercial vehicle market.
The show car’s front end features the new brand identity and carries over some of the styling cues explored previously on other concept cars. The fully-integrated roof rails protect a panoramic glass sunroof. The rear layout has been specially designed to safely stow several kite-surfboards. Two rear-mounted cameras are set at 80 and 140 degrees to capture special sporting moments.
The Duster Oroch features high ground clearance, 18-inch wheels with 255/60 tyres and side protective mouldings. The dashboard features a multimedia screen which displays in real time the images captured by the two cameras installed in the rear of the dual cab outside the vehicle. A rotary control on the centre console is used to operate the cameras.
“The Duster Oroch is a concrete illustration of our strategy to develop products tailored to our Latin American markets,” said Denis Barbier, Senior Vice President, Chairman of the Americas Region. “Based on the Duster, which is one of our best-selling models in the region, the show car explores the world of pick-ups – a segment we’re absent from at the moment but which totals over 900 000 vehicles sold each year,” added Barbier.