Renault has revealed the updated Dacia Duster ahead of its premiere at the Frankfurt motor show
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on 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 4x4 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.