Unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the All-New Dacia Duster Boasts brand-new exterior styling and a fully redesigned inside. It combines the comfort and off-road ability of a genuine SUV at a cost that’s still shockingly affordable.
Dacia’s iconic model has Been revamped with all-new outdoor styling to deliver a distinctly assertive and robust look. The All-New Duster’s interior has been totally redesigned for a comfy, user-friendly cottage experience. The car delivers a step upward in perceived quality. Equipped with new driving aids and new equipment, the All-New Duster is a real SUV – equally versatile and comfortable for everyday driving.
2018 Dacia Duster cost and release date
The new Duster is available today, and prices from £14,395 for a two-wheel drive gasoline model in fundamental Access trim.
Essential versions — with Bluetooth, a Height-adjustable driver’s seat, DAB digital radio and body-colored bumpers — cost from £14,395
But You’ll Have to hand over £14,395 For a Comfort version if you’d like a seven-inch touchscreen with built-in sat-nav, parking sensors, alloy wheels and electric front and rear windows.
Range-topping £14,395 Prestige cars come with blind-spot warning, a reversing camera, keyless entry and 17-inch alloy wheels.
2018 Dacia Duster Exterior and Interior
The new Duster keeps the older car’s chunky proportions, but looks a Lot more modern thanks to the wraparound grille, which adds more than a hint of Land Rover Discovery to its appearance.
The headlights and brake lights have been tweaked, too — the former Today come with LED daytime running lights — and therefore are much prettier than the basic layouts found on the old model.
The bulging bonnet and boxy wheel arch extensions to help it look tough As do the large silver trims on the bumpers, which mimic the underbody protection you make it on hardcore off-roaders.
New 17-inch alloy wheels and discretionary Atacama Orange paint — as seen On the vehicle in these pictures — mean the new Duster appears less utilitarian than the car it replaces.
2018 Dacia Duster
The new Duster’s interior marks a significant step up in quality from The old vehicle. Grey, cheap-looking plastics are out, replaced by darker substances that appear more expensive.
The design is also more dramatic courtesy of three fundamental air vents That sit proud of the rest of the dashboard. Although, you still get practical features like the storage bin in front of the front passenger and the large tray that sits before the gearstick.
Comfort models and come with a seven-inch touchscreen Infotainment display with satellite navigation and USB connectivity as standard. It is now located more prominently at the peak in the centre console, so it is easier to follow its instructions as you’re driving.
Unfortunately, you are going to have to pay extra for a range-topping Prestige Version if you want climate control, while leather seats cost an extra £500 across the scope.
Thankfully, more-padded seats that come as standard, when coupled Together with the Dacia’s heavier windows, should make the Duster a comfortable car to travel long distances in.
You now also get more inside storage spaces — it’s increased by 20 per cent in contrast to the older Duster — while the boot capacity sits at 445 liters (two-wheel drive versions) or 376 liters (four-wheel-drive cars). For reference, a Volkswagen Golf includes a 380-litre boot. As of yet, there is no word on passenger distance, though you would expect it to improve.
2018 Dacia Duster engines and driving
The new Duster Includes the option of a 115hp 1.2-liter petrol Capable of over 40mpg or a 115hp 1.5-liter diesel engine that can crack 60mpg. Both include a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive as standard, but you can upgrade to four-wheel drive for £2,000 in gasoline versions.
Regrettably, you can’t get an automatic gearbox, however blind-spot Warning along with a rear-view camera — that’ll allow you to park in tight spaces — come fitted as standard to Prestige versions.