In-Depth Look at New Dacia Duster
Dacia debuted the new 2017 model version of its ever-popular, no-nonsense Duster SUV at the Moving Motor Show during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June in the guise of the new Prestige dCi110 4x2 model.
With Dacia having won numerous awards since launching in the UK in 2013, including What Car?’s ‘Best Small Car under £12,000’ for four consecutive years for the Sandero, and the Romanian car manufacturer featuring in the top 5 of the Auto Express Driver Power customer satisfaction survey for three consecutive years, the arrival of the 2017 Dacia Duster with both external and internal upgrades, and a new range-topping Prestige version, is an event to be taken seriously for customers looking for something "shockingly affordable."
The Dacia Duster
All versions of the new Duster can be specified with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, and you can spot the new Duster straight away by the new, squarer headlights and revised front end styling, both of which add to the SUV’s purposeful and robust appearance.
Starting with the entry-level Access trim, the new Duster line-up is made up of the Ambiance, Ambiance Prime, Lauréate and brand new Prestige versions, with standard equipment on all Duster models now upgraded, with DAB radio as standard from Ambiance trim, new interior upholstery and a dark carbon dashboard finish on all trim levels. as well as a new satin chrome centre console surround and steering wheel inserts to match.
Options have also been upgraded and now include such additions as 16" ‘Tyrol’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, a rear parking camera (on Lauréate trim and above), a new colour (Pennine Green) and new part-leather ‘Aspira’ upholstery.
A new petrol engine is available in addition to the existing 1.6 SCe 115 engine in the shape of the new turbocharged 1.2 TCe 125 engine that provides 125 horsepower with 205Nm of torque at 4,000rpm and offers combined NEDC fuel consumption of 46.3mpg (4x2 version) and CO2 emissions of 138g/km. This engine is available on Lauréate trim and above, and means that Dacia customers now have the choice of a petrol or diesel variant at every trim level with the 1.5 dCi engine already powering diesel versions of the new Duster.
The entry-level Dacia Duster Access offers standard features that include:
- ABS and Emergency Brake Assist
- ESC/ASR (Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control)
- Longitudinal roof bars
- Thatcham-approved engine immobiliser
- Electric front windows
- Remote control central locking.
In addition to the specification of the Access, the Dacia Duster Ambiance has been upgraded from the existing model to include:
- 16" 'Matterhorn' steel wheels
- Body-coloured front and rear bumpers
- 4 x 20W DAB tuner with steering-column mounted fingertip controls
- AUX input
- USB connection for MP3 players
- Front fog lights
- Height-adjustable driver's seat.
On top of the Ambiance trim, the Dacia Duster Ambiance Prime offers 16" 'Everest' alloy wheels and the exclusive Chestnut body colour.
The existing Dacia Duster Lauréate trim was already pretty luxurious, but even this has been added to with:
- Manual air conditioning
- Electric front and rear windows
- Heated and electrically-adjustable door mirrors
- On-board computer
- Leather steering wheel
- 'Graphite’ cloth upholstery
- 16" 'Tyrol' alloy wheels
And now the 2017 Duster range has been added to, and topped, by the new Prestige version. On top of the Lauréate trim, the Prestige adds in as standard:
- 16" ‘Tyrol’ diamond-cut alloy wheels
- MediaNav Evolution 7" touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation
- Rear-parking camera
Speak now to one of our Customer Service Representatives about leasing a new Dacia Duster, and be the shockingly affordable talk of the town.