Having made its debut at 2015 Buenos Aires Motor Show in June 2015, Renault Duster Oroch which goes into production in first half of 2016, is also being planned for launch in India, though with no definite launch dates on cards.
Considering the growing demand in LCV segment, Renault India is of the opinion that there might be a market for the Oroch here in India. Along with the LCV segment, pickup trucks are also growing in demand. As per a recent research, the pickup truck market is slated to grow even further and touch annual sales of 10-15 million units in the next 10 years.
Renault Oroch is based on the Duster SUV facelift (which will be launched in India later this year). It makes for an attractive launch in India where the pickup market is growing at a fast pace. Unlike Brazil, where the Oroch will be available with 1.6l petrol and 2.0l diesel engine options, India will most probably get a single engine option – 1.5 liter K9K diesel engine generating 110 PS.Based on the Duster SUV, Oroch is a 0.5 tonne pick-up truck.
Renault Duster Oroch being offered in 2WD and 4WD guises has a carrying load of 650kgs with volume capacities upto 683 liters. It receives features which are seen on the Duster, like Media NAV system, airbags, alloy wheels and steering mounted controls.
If Renault goes ahead with its plans on launching the Duster Oroch in India, production operations are expected to be undertaken at the Renault-Nissan Alliance Plant in Chennai from where the current Duster is produced with a high level of localization. Post launch in India, the Oroch can also be exported to new markets, where demand for pickup trucks is high.