Arrives in 2024 – The new generation of compact crossovers Dacia Duster It will be orderable from the beginning 2024, with first deliveries in the spring. Prices, slightly higher than those of the outgoing model, should remain attractive given the car’s contents and, according to Dacia, will start at just under 20,000 euros.
Everything new – With the old Renault Duster, the new model only has 1.0 3 cylinder turbo Powered by liquefied petroleum gasWith a power of 101 horsepower and a gasoline tank of 50 liters. The two hybrid units are new (no diesel versions expected): that is 1.2 Turbo mild hybrid Three cylinder of 130 hp The naturally aspirated 1.6 four-cylinder engine 140 hp full hybrid (Already used by the Dacia Jogger), it is the only one equipped with an automatic gearbox (manual for the others). The new Dacia Duster has front-wheel drive, but a mild hybrid model is available Also 4×4: Equipped with the classic transmission column that sends movement to the rear wheels, it offers five driving programs (selectable through the wheel in the tunnel), as well as for handling snow, mud and sand. This version also has a greater ground clearance of 217 mm instead of 209 mm to overcome uneven surfaces.
She struggles alone – Also different platform On which it was built Dacia Dusterit comes down to it CMF-B It has already been used by the Dacia Sandero and Jogger and is a derivative of the Renault Clio and Captur. “Base” brought those as a gift Protection systems Which have always been missing from the Duster, as drowsiness warning, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping are all standard.
Muscular appearance – While maintaining Length 434 cm The well-known proportions are aesthetically new Dacia Duster turn the page. The 1cm-wide, squared-off fascia (181cm overall) is distinguished by its thin grille and bonnet topped with ridges at the corners, which help the driver recognize the proportions of the car’s body. The 3cm lower height (166cm instead of 169) gives more leverage to the car you own Muscular aspects. At the rear, new “Y”-shaped headlights stand out, an aesthetic feature that is repeated on the exterior and interior of the car. The entire lower area of the bodywork is protected by wide strips of unpainted black plastic, made from 20% recycled materials.
It’s all digital – In the new cockpit Dacia Duster The feeling is that there is a little more space than before. Finishes with extensive use of Hard plasticIt is simple but not annoying. The two-tone blue/black dashboard on the Journey model or green/black on the Extreme model that has a more off-road look is an improvement. Also new 7-inch virtual control panelSimple, configurable graphics that clearly provide all the necessary information. With the exception of the base “Basic” trim level, the other three (Mid Expression, Elegant Journey, and Maximum Adventure) offer the system as standard. Multimedia With the 10.1 inch screenPlus Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with wireless connectivity. Navigation is available (standard on Journey) and, for the first time, a wireless phone charging pad (also standard on Journey). However, the Essential model comes standard with smartphone support and a USB socket in the center of the dashboard.
Modular storage unit – Another novelty from Dacia Duster, the practical YouClip system that provides a series of hooks in the passenger compartment (for example, behind the front headrests and in the cupboard between the seats) for attaching various accessories: from a drink holder, to a torch, to a phone holder with integrated charging pad, or for a tablet. No less functional Boxeasily accessible, regular in shape and more spacious: when the sofa is in use, the house talks about it 472 litres (also for LPG model) for 2WD versions instead of 445 litres. You can also insert the form into the box Sleeping pack: Already available for the Jogger, it turns the Dacia Duster into a minivan with a double bed (190cm long and 130m wide), a table and a large glove compartment.
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