The all-new Duster from Dacia is ready to pick up where the previous generation left off after
making its world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Even though Dacia released a few images of the car a couple of weeks back, Frankfurt marks the first time we've been able to catch a glimpse of the crossover's interior, which has been fully redesigned and is now more user friendly.
"By building on the strengths of its predecessor, the All-new Duster simply brings customers more – all for a price that is still unbelievably affordable," said company exec, Jean-Christophe Kugler.
"As you can see, every single feature we added helps to facilitate motoring. The all-new Duster is more Duster than ever. It's an off-roader that will take customers further in even greater style and comfort."
The exterior, as we noticed before, features more muscular front and rear ends, making the car appear wider than it actually is. There's also a higher belt line, new roof bars and prominent front and rear skid plates. A new LED front light signature completes the new Duster's heavily updated look.
As for the interior, it's completely new, with a redesigned dashboard where the MediaNav display has been moved to the upper part. The seats have also been entirely revised and upgraded for comfort and support, while the materials have been improved as well. Dacia has also increased the Duster's stowage capacity to 28.6 liters by adding new and more clever stowage spaces.
A host of new equipment is also available on the new Duster, starting with the Multi-view camera, Blind Spot Warning, Curtain airbags, automatic air conditioning, hands-free card, keyless entry and automatic headlights.
On and off the road, the all-new Duster is supposed to deliver an improved 4WD experience. Aside from the previously mentioned multi-view camera, the car also comes with Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist, while the 4x4 monitor system incorporates a compass and notifies the driver of the vehicle's angle in real time.
In terms of engines, there's a choice of two petrol units: SCe 115 (2WD and 4WD) and TCe 125 (2WD and 4WD), both available with manual gearboxes. There are also two diesel options: dCi 90 (2WD) and dCi 110 (2WD and 4WD), where the latter can be specified with an EDC automatic. Last but not least, an LPG version of the SCe 115 unit is available as an option.
Dacia's all-new Duster will go on sale in the UK starting with mid-2018.