Back in October 2014, the Renault Duster Oroch concept pick-up truck was revealed at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show, leading many to believe that the French carmaker was gearing up for mass production of what was to be its first-ever pick-up truck for the masses. Then, in April 2015, it was announced that the Nissan NP300 Navara was to spawn a Mercedes-Benz and Renault sibling.

However, the latter isn’t the focus here as said Navara-based, one-tonne pick-up will only debut in 2016 should things go as planned. The spotlight shines instead on the Dacia Duster-based pick-up truck that is set to be revealed to the public at the upcoming 2015 Buenos Aires International Motor Show on June 18.

As a measure to drum up some hype, two teaser shots of the Renault pick-up, now referred to as U79, were released by the manufacturer. Expectedly, not much can de deduced from the released images although it has to be said that it does resemble a toned-down version of the aforementioned Oroch concept.


Additionally, expect the Navara-based pick-up to mimic the U79 when it is released in the near future. Under the skin, the “Sport Utility Pickup” is reported to share the Duster SUV’s range of engines – which should equate to a choice of either a 1.6 or 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated, four-cylinder petrol engine.

If the teaser shots are anything to go by with, the Renault U79 pick-up will be offered in a double-cab configuration to go along with the “generous bed” touted by Renault. Unfortunately, that is as far as it goes in terms of technical information disclosed – expect the whole nine yards to be divulged soon enough, though.

GALLERY: Renault Duster Oroch concept