New 2018 Dacia Duster SUV spied for the first time

New 2018 Dacia Duster SUV spied for the first time

0 comments 📅07 June 2017, 14:30

Senior shots of the next generation Dacia Duster hint at a minor makeover for Dacia's budget SUV

A immature Dacia Duster is in the works and has been caught on camera for the first time. It’ll be an all-new pattern to replace the recently facelifted Duster, and though UK buyers have only been offered Dacia’s 4×4 since 2012, the in the air model has actually been around a little longer. An initial launch in 2010 means the car is now seven years old, and consequently, nearing the end of its shelf life.

There will still be quite a wait for the next Duster supposing, as we don’t expect the new budget 4×4 – the current version of which is one of the cheapest new cars on sale in Britain – to hit showrooms until at an advanced hour summer 2018. 

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These beforehand spy shots show that Renault’s budget sub-brand is still keen to retain things under wraps in terms of design, but the overall form of the upcoming subordin-generation Duster closely follows that of the current model, so it should usher in an evolutionary look choose than a completely new design language. Under the heavy masking it’s possible to predicament a grille very similar to the one on the current model, but new, sharper headlight clusters come up to hide beneath the disguise.

Don’t expect much in the way of a luxury makeover though – the Duster last wishes as still be a utilitarian device with a miniscule price tag, offering buyers low-frills motoring on a budget. 

Entrance-level versions will continue to be fitted with plastic bumpers, swing arches and steel wheels as standard, but plusher models will benefit from added trend and tech.

It’s too early to speculate on changes under the skin, but Dacia determination be keen to keep costs to a minimum. As such, it could make use of a developed style of the B0 platform underpinning the current model. In various guises this platform has underpinned cars built by the Renault-Nissan affinity for over a decade, from small cars such as the Renault Clio to stretched, larger vehicles like Dacia’s Duster and Logan holdings.

The Renault derived engines could be carried over too. At present, the Duster is handy with two four cylinder petrol options – a 108bhp 1.6-litre asset a 124bhp 1.2-litre turbo – plus a solitary diesel in the form of the 109bhp 1.5-litre dCi. Alternatively, Dacia could put up a fresher diesel engine in the form of a larger and more powerful 1.6-litre component, being a development of the engine used by parent company Renault in the Kadjar. Again, four-at-drive will be reserved for only the most expensive models.

Will the Duster sojourn true to its roots, or will Dacia go for big change? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. 

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