4 years on, and a million Duster’s produced: Renault India contributes big
4 years since launch, combined worldwide production of Renault and Dacia branded Duster has reached the 1 million mark. The millionth Duster was made at Renault Curitiba plant, Brazil and will be delivered in the domestic market.
Marketed in more than 100 countries and made in 5 factories globally (Pitesti (Romania), Curitiba (Brazil), Envigado (Colombia), Moscow (Russia) and Chennai (India)), Duster has contributed strongly to Renault Group’s international growth, and is now recognised As Renault best selling vehicle worldwide.
“Duster is a truly global success story,” explains Arnaud Deboeuf, the Renault Group’s Entry Programme Director. “With Renault branding, it perfectly meets the demands of our international customers and is contributing to Renault’s expansion in emerging markets. At the same time, the Dacia-badged version sold in Europe and our Mediterranean Basin markets has succeeded in attracting a new clientele to the brand thanks to the styling and genuine all-terrain capability it delivers for an affordable price. Duster is definitely a model that is winning us new customers.”
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There’s a severe cold climate version for Russia, flex-fuel version for Brazil and a right-hand drive version with a specific interior for India. Dacia Duster is a beloved vehicle with it’s spacious cabin space, price economy, and all-terrain ability among other features.
Dacia Dusters are made at Pitesti, Romania since 2010 for sale in Europe, Turkey and the Maghreb nations. The plant also makes Renault Dusters since June 2010 for the Middle-East, Egypt and other African markets, and from 2011, for the Gulf region.
Curitiba factory has made Renault Dusters since October 2011 for sale in Brazil and Argentina. Envigado, Colombia plant has assembled Dusters since February 2012 for customers in Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Peru and Central America.
Renault Duster production in Moscow, Russia, began in December 2011 for the local market. Chennai, India, began Renault Duster production for Indian, South African and Indonesian markets, and Dacia Duster for United Kingdom, Cyprus, Malta and Ireland. Total Duster sales continued to grow in 2013 and stood at 376,000 units for the year.