We get the first look at the new Dacia Duster ahead of its Frankfurt debut as Renault delivers a new Dacia with a more upmarket look than the current model.
The Dacia Duster – and the rest of the Dacia range – has been a proper budget success for Renault, mopping up sales from buyers who want a new car for the price of a used one.
But now it’s time to deliver a new Dacia – at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month – although it’s still got the same underpinnings as the current model.
But Dacia are aiming a bit more upmarket with the new model (even though prices are still expected to be budget).
The new Duster gets a new body – and evolutionary design – with a new side profile, a repositioned windscreen (it moves forward a bit), a higher belt line and bonnet, repositioned tail lights, LED running lights and aluminium roof bars.
There’s also some new 17″ alloys for more expensive models and skid plates to make it look more purposeful. But, despite rumours, there will be no LWB or seven-seat version.
Under the bonnet stays the same with updated versions of the 1.5 litre diesel and 1.2 litre petrol as well as two and four-wheel drive versions.
The interior is said to be more upmarket too – with more soft-touch materials and technology – although Dacia are trying to keep that under wraps until it Frankfurt debut.
The new Dacia Duster isn’t expected to go on sale in the UK until summer 2018.