Offering exceptional value, improved styling, and more technology as standard, the new Dacia Duster is popular with UK motorists with good reason. Epitomising the brand’s no-nonsense values, it is a practical and competent SUV that proves itself worthy of the awards it’s picked up – which include the 2017 Carbuyer Best Tow Car and Best Winter Car.
The new Duster’s design is still very much Dacia. It is built on the same platform as the previous generation, and sports the same generous dimensions, but there are some striking upgrades that give the model an enhanced air of sophistication and class. A distinctive honeycomb grille and LED daytime running lights ensure it remains on trend, while the 17-inch wheels and square tail lights provide a can-do attitude that hints at the SUV’s versatile nature.
Of course, a car like the new Duster needs to be prepared for off-road adventures, which is why bold curves, high shoulders and a raised ride height are all incorporated. It’s a vehicle that’s ready for anything.
The All-New Duster’s interior has received a facelift too. A contemporary dashboard is centred around the navigation screen, which is slightly higher, making it more easily visible while you’re on the road. The instruments are large and clear, so you only have to glance at them to stay informed. That means better focus on the road ahead.
Comfort is key in an SUV and the new Duster features larger seats that have been expertly contoured to keep you and your passengers comfy and supported. The new iteration has the same generous cabin space too, providing plenty of leg and shoulder room, as well as a boot capacity of up to 1,478 litres.
The new Duster proves that advanced technology needn’t come with a high price tag. This clever SUV not only features the Media Nav multimedia system which offers straightforward access to music, navigation and phone functions, it also incorporates a range of driver assistance systems. Maintain a constant speed effortlessly with cruise control and speed limiter, and park easily in even the tightest spaces thanks to front and rear sensors.
When you’re out and about with your family, you want to know that you’re well protected. That’s why the All- New Dacia Duster incorporates all the safety equipment you’d expect in a modern car. Stability control helps to keep the car on course in any conditions, while anti-lock brakes with Emergency Brake Assist optimise your stopping distance, helping to avoid – or at the very least, reduce the impact of – collisions.
Airbags offer passive protection should the worst happen, and the front passenger airbag can be disabled if you are popping a child seat in. All these features are cocooned in a strong, rigid bodyshell that offers optimum impact protection.
The new Duster comes with the same reliable engine options as its predecessor. Choose between a selection of petrol variants and a 108bhp diesel unit, each of which delivers lively performance and highly respectable fuel economy.
You will be in complete control through every mile. The well-weighted steering keeps this confident SUV composed through bends, while the supple suspension ensures everyone stays comfy, whether you’re on the road or off it. Four-wheel drive is available as an option, meaning you can choose how adventurous you want to get.
If you’d like to find out more about the All - New Dacia Duster, or arrange a test drive, contact the teams at RMB Dacia in Northallerton or Darlington today. We will be happy to discuss this practical SUV’s features with you and offer details of the flexible finance packages we have available.