A revised Dacia Duster will be shown to the public for the first time at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2016. This latest version of the Romanian brand’s cheap and cheerful crossover promises to deliver updated looks, a new engine option and upgraded standard equipment levels. Read on for full details…
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Although the new car’s headlights have been redesigned to feature squarer inserts and more angular detailing, little else about the Duster’s exterior has changed. The new car features the same bumpers with contrasting plastic panels as the old model and the Duster branded roof rails remain unchanged.
The interior has been re-trimmed with new upholstery and a DAB digital radio is now standard on all trim levels except the entry-level Access model. The dashboard sports a new dark carbon finish and both the steering wheel and centre console are fitted with satin chrome trim pieces.
A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav is offered on high-spec Prestige models, as is a reversing camera and 16-inch alloy wheels with a diamond cut finish. All models beside the cheapest Access trim come with a Bluetooth, USB and AUX compatible stereo system. Air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, a leather steering wheel and heated door mirrors are reserved for more expensive Laureate versions, however.
The Duster is now be available with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 125hp and, in two-wheel drive models, it returns 46.3mpg. This new unit is offered in Laureate and Prestige trim levels, alongside the existing 1.5-litre diesel engine.
The new Duster is available to order now, with the first round of deliveries expected to take place in July 2016. Entry-level Access models with two-wheel drive are priced from £9,495, while top-spec Prestige versions with four-wheel drive cost £16,495.