Renault’s first pick-up: it’s the 2016 Duster flatbed!

Published: 08 June 2015

► Renault’s first pick-up truck
► Based on the Dacia Duster
► Double-cab body, flat loadbay

Renault will unveil its first pick-up truck at the 2015 Buenos Aires motor show – and it’s a Duster flatbed, as previewed by the 2014 concept car.

The French company operates with different brands around the world, and the Duster pick-up will be rebadged for south American duties. The truck market is significant on the continent, hence the worldwide premiere there.

Will Renault’s pick-up come to Europe?

Not this one. The Duster truck will be reserved for sales outside western Europe, but Renault has committed to a full-size pick-up which will come to the EU. It will be a partner product to the next Nissan Navara and proposed Mercedes pick-up with a 2.3-litre engine – and it’ll be built in Nissan’s Barcelona factory from 2016, CAR understands.

The Renault group issued this pair of teaser photographs of the Duster pick-up ahead of the world debut in South America on 18 June 2015 and precious little else, besides confirming it will have five seats in a double cab, four doors and ‘a generous [flat]bed.’

Click here to find out how CAR magazine got on when we ran a Dacia Duster SUV for a year in our long-term test.

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, motoring news magnet