Renault plans to show a Duster based crossover pickup at the Buenos Aires International Motor Show on June 18th, 2015.
This little pickup will have four doors, capacity to seat five, and a short bed in the back. Specifications and details have not been revealed yet, but it is likely to use Renault’s existing engine lineup. This consists of the 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 107 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, or the 1.6-liter naturally aspirated gasoline motor with 100 horsepower and 106 lb-ft of torque.
This pickup should go in production in 2016 and reach South American dealers as a 2017 model.
This pickup will be similar to the Dacia Duster Oroch concept that was shown last year.
Whether the Duster pickup will ever make it to the United States is unknown. However, this could be a growing trend. Take a look at the Hyundai Santa Cruz crossover pickup truck concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Hyundai thinks there may be demand for vehicles like this.
Do you agree that there is demand in the urban centers for small pickups like these?