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Renault has revealed the updated Dacia Duster ahead of its premiere at the Frankfurt motor showon September 10.

Coming just days after Alliance partner Nissan unveiled its Terrano sister car in India, the facelifted Dacia Duster brings a more modern look to the compact SUV first launched in 2010.

The new Duster gains an upgraded front end with futuristic-looking “double-optic” headlight clusters and daytime running lights as well as a redesigned grille with chrome-plated strips and a new lower-set air intake. New mesh for the main central intake has also been added.

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At the rear, mildly revised tail-lights flank a new ‘Duster’ number plate garnish and join a chrome-tipped exhaust pipe and parking sensors.

Spruiked as sporting “more emphatic 4×4 design cues”, the refreshed Duster also receives chunkier model-specific roof bars, new 16-inch alloy wheels and mud and snow tyres.

Powered by a choice of three four-cylinder engines – 1.6- and 2.0-litre petrols and a 1.5-litre diesel unit – the Duster measures in 92mm longer and 29mm wider than a Skoda Yeti and is available in both front- and four-wheel-drive.

As with the Terrano, the Dacia Duster is not a model destined for local terrain.