While unveiling the Renault Duster Oroch pickup concept at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show, Renault has hinted at foraying into the light pick up segment with the Duster Oroch and now as per a report published in AutosSegredos, the French automaker will launch the Oroch-concept based pickup in Brazil during the third quarter of this year. The Duster Oroch will not be introduced in India.
As per the report, the pickup will be based on the Duster model but styling features like Orange inserts and LED lights, will not be available on the production model.
The vehicle will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is capable of running on ethanol and gasoline. While the ethanol variant will dish out 142 hp of power and 209 Nm of torque, the gasoline variant will produce 138 hp of power and 197 Nm of torque. The engines will come mated to either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic with 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains.
Renault designed the Oroch concept at the Renault’s design centre for Latin America (RDAL) situated in Sao Paulo. As per the statistics prepared by the company, pickups account for 75 percent of LCV (light commercial vehicle) market in South America, with annual sales of 920,000 units.