exteriorNotable upgrades Built on the same platform as its predecessor, the new Duster has generous dimensions and the same inimitable Dacia design. Notable upgrades include a striking honeycomb grille and LED daytime running lights, which impart an air of enhanced elegance on this muscular SUV. Meanwhile, square tail-lights make it immediately recognisable from the rear and 17-inch alloy wheels hint at the model’s purposeful and adventure-seeking nature.
A raised ride height demonstrates that the Duster is prepared for any challenge, be it off-road or on, and the chunky curves ensure this vehicle is prepared to take the rough with the smooth.
interiorDESIGNED FOR YOUStep inside and you’ll find a refreshed cabin, centred around the high-positioned navigation screen. A large, clear instrument cluster ensures you’ll only need to glance at the dials to stay informed, meaning you can keep your attention on the road. The high driving position complements the overall cockpit layout, meaning visibility is second to none.
Comfort1,478 litres of boot space If you’re tackling difficult terrain, you need to know you can do so in comfort. The new Dacia Duster has improved seating which has been carefully contoured to keep you supported, and there’s generous cabin space for both you and your passengers, so everyone can stay relaxed. You’ll enjoy excellent shoulder and leg room, as well as benefiting from up to 1,478 litres of boot space when you have luggage or large items to transport.
TechnologyMedia Nav, smartphone compatibility, Cruise control, front and rear sensors Dacia is famous for ensuring every extra item in its vehicles has a function. The all-new Duster keeps to that ethos, incorporating a Media Nav multimedia system that provides navigation to help you get from A to B quicker, music to keep your drive entertaining, and smartphone compatibility, should you need to make a call on the go.
A range of driver assistance systems has been included too. Cruise control and a speed limiter keep longer drives at high speeds simple, while front and rear sensors make slipping in and out of parking spaces refreshingly effortless.
SafetyAn array of safety features SUVs are popular with families, and Dacia hasn’t overlooked this crucial detail. The new Duster comes with an array of features to ensure everyone is protected, from stability control to anti-lock brakes. Emergency Brake Assist is a further measure that optimises the vehicle’s stopping distance in order to help reduce the impact of collisions – or avoid them altogether. Should the worst happen, this smart SUV’s rigid bodyshell offers exceptional impact protection to keep all occupants protected.
Passive elements come in the form of airbags to minimise the risk of injury. If you’re carrying an infant in the front, you can disable the passenger bag to ensure your child stays safe.
Performance1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesels Available with the same strong and reliable engine options as the previous generation model, the all-new Dacia Duster delivers sprightly performance and fuel efficiency of up to 50mpg. The 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesels are mated to six-speed manual transmission as standard, while the 1.6-litre petrol variant comes with a five-speed gearbox. Whichever you choose, you’ll find keeping up with city traffic and cruising along the motorway equally smooth and flexible.
Responsive steering ensures you’re in control at every turn, while the Duster’s supple suspension ensures a comfy ride on any terrain. If you’re out for adventure, opt for the four-wheel drive option for the utmost control and composure off-road.