Dacia’s new Y-shaped headlights and a chrome grille set the new SUV apart from the current car, and more efficient LED front turn signals were installed for the first time.
New aerodynamically optimized 15-inch and 16-inch rims and spoilers, combined with new, more efficient wheel bearings, tires and headlights, would help reduce CO2 emissions by 5.8 g / km on the four-wheel-drive Duster .
The slightly redesigned interior – designed with input from Dacia customers – receives new materials and a redesigned center console with 1.1-liter storage space, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration has been introduced. in standard.
Julien Ferry, program director for the Duster line, told Autocar that keeping the Duster ‘recipe’ is a top priority, but subtle changes have happened to ensure its continued appeal: “The feedback we have is very good. What we wanted to improve, however, was to give the car a bit more freshness. We wanted to improve the little things the customer is sensitive to, like the multimedia system with a larger screen.
“We also wanted to improve user comfort, so we installed a new center console between the front seats, several USB ports [on certain trims] and we have also tried to improve energy efficiency by reducing its CO2 and consumption. ”
Elsewhere, the top-of-the-line TCe 150 petrol engine is now mated to a new six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – “eagerly awaited”, according to Ferry – and the Bi-Fuel car, more popular in mainland Europe than in the UK. -United. , gains a 50% larger LPG tank
Orders open this summer, with prices expected to start at around £ 12,000.
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