However, it’s not known how many of these changes will filter through to the Renault version.

At the front end we see a new grille as well as redesigned headlights, incorporating a Y-shaped DRL signature, also mimicked by the new taillights, which remind us of the South African flag. Furthermore, Dacia is offering a new colour called Desert Orange.

Inside the range of trims and upholsteries has been updated and the carmaker has installed a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Also in place is a new centre console, incorporating a wide armrest that extends by 70 mm.

The renewed Engine range gives European customers the choice of three turbopetrol and one turbodiesel engine. The petrol options include a 1-litre unit (TCe 90) with 66 kW and a 1,3-litre with 96 kW (TCe 130) and 110 kW (TCe 150). The former two are paired with a six-speed manual transmission and the more powerful option gets a six-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission. The dCi 115 diesel, with 85 kW, is also paired with a six-speed manual and this is the only version available with four-wheel drive. Available driver assistance features include Adaptive Hill Descent Control, Multiview camera and Blind Spot Warning, among others.

The carmaker has yet to reveal the facelifted Duster in Renault guise, watch this space for more information on the South African-bound model, when it becomes available.