A new report is indicating the next generation Dacia Duster, sold under the Renault badge in some markets, will arrive in 2017.

Auto Plus magazine says the Romanian brand will use the current Duster as a base for its new SUV. This means the car will still feature a simple, yet functional, design language with details like the headlights, taillights, bootlid and grille getting a major facelift.

Besides the design changes, the 2017 Duster will also benefit from some new safety features as well as a bigger range of trim levels. The magazine also says the vehicle will get a more modern dashboard.

We don’t get any details about the engine and gearbox options but the Duster will likely carry its 1.5-liter dCi diesel unit. The freshly inducted 1.2 TCe could also be offered.

Now in its first generation the facelifted version of the budget off-roader was presented during last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The model is very important for the automaker with one million Dusters produced in four years.

Gallery: Dacia/Renault Duster successor coming in 2017 – report

Got a tip for us? Email: tips@motor1.com