Refreshed Dacia Duster Revealed In FrankfurtLast Updated: 26th Sep 2017
Dacia’s best-selling model is getting a revamp. The 2nd generation SUV had its world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The changes stay true to Dacia’s philosophy of building on its strengths and improving on its weaknesses without breaking the bank. This means aspects such as the drive train and chassis are largely identical to the outgoing model. However substantial changes are evident inside the vehicle with an all-new dashboard, several technology upgrades, extra handy storage spaces and brand new seats throughout which offer enhanced comfort for all users.
Although the exact UK specification for the new Duster is yet to be released, it is expected that the vehicle will have LED daytime running lights, roof bars, alloy wheels and a new infotainment system (that will include Andriod Auto and Apple Car Play capabilities).
Dacia’s Design Director, David Durand says: “It's quite challenging to replace the Duster because it's such an iconic car, very recognisable, with a true personality: honest, unpretentious, none too aggressive. We wanted to keep this personality but make it better.”
“We could have started over and surprised everyone once more, but it's not very often that you get the chance to build on the success of such a recognisable car. There was the opportunity to completely start from scratch with the Duster but we decided against this as sales continue to keep going up and up on the current model. We therefore decided to enhance the existing design and by doing so we've changed every [visible] part in the new Duster” added Laurens van den Acker, Renault Group’s Chief Designer.
Pentagon Dacia are expecting the first new Duster SUV cars to reach the dealership in Lincoln at some point next Summer. It will be the last of the next generation of Dacia cars to be released with the Sandero, Sandero Stepway, Logan and all-new Logan MCV Stepway all arriving at Pentagon Dacia throughout 2017. Customers can register their interest for the upcoming Duster by filling in a website enquiry form, calling the team on 01522 844156 or by visiting the site on Outer Circle Road in Lincoln.
"It's quite challenging to replace the Duster because it's such an iconic car, very recognisable, with a true personality: honest, unpretentious, none too aggressive. We wanted to keep this personality but make it better."David Durand, Dacia’s Design Director