Renault Duster Oroch Brazil-13

Previewed by a concept last year and first seen as a production model in June this year, the Renault Duster Oroch has been launched in Brazil. Based on the no-frills and robust Renault/Dacia Duster, it’s a compact pick-up truck targeted at the Latin American market.

The French carmaker says the Oroch is the first pick-up to be derived from a C-segment platform. Offered solely as a double-cab, the Oroch’s bed (1,175 mm wide and 1,350 mm long) has a capacity of 683 litres.

In the land of samba and Neymar, the Oroch is offered with the same dual-fuel petrol/ethanol engines as the Duster SUV: a 1.6L with 110 hp (115 hp with ethanol) and a 2.0L with 143 hp (148 hp with ethanol). The smaller engine is paired to a five-speed manual, while the latter gets a six-speed stick. No autos, for now.

Three variants are available – Expression 1.6, Dynamique 1.6 and Dynamique 2.0. The base model offers dual-airbags, ABS, power steering, air con, 16-inch alloys, power windows, MP3 stereo with four speakers and roof rails.

Dynamique spec brings Renault’s Media Nav Evolution infotainment system, fog lights, dark gray alloys, cruise control, powered mirrors, parking sensors, leather for the steering and a trip computer, among other things. In Brazil, the Duster Oroch is priced from R$62,290 (RM69,373).