2017 Dacia Duster Review, Redesign, Engine and Photos

First model of Duster crossover, produced from cooperation of French carmaker Renault and Romanian company Dacia, was released in 2010. Ever given that, its sales numbers are rising, and major success happened in 2013, when SUV took one of the top places amongst best promoting crossovers. However, do not be confused if you see identical model under Renault name, given that two companies are sharing its name. Compact SUV was sold in specific markets and countries, and 2017 Dacia Duster could make larger presence. Considering the fact that model from 2013 suffered larger facelift, new vehicle is not going to possess significant changes, but rather modest refreshment.

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2017 Dacia Duster Redesign

Major change on the 2017 Dacia Duster is going to be all round length. New model gets 15 cm of wheelbase. This can lead to further changes, and one of them is third row of seats in the cabin. Even though details is not confirmed however, Dacia spokesmen didn’t deny it. The Dacia Duster is going to be built on the exact same platform as last model. It is Renault Duster Oroch concept. That means crossover will use 18-inch wheels, protective mouldings on the side of the body and rich infotainment system, which includes multimedia screen. Greatest refreshment may be new instrument panel with steering wheel controls for Bluetooth and audio system.

2017 Dacia Duster Engine

Powertrain of this crossover will be carried more than from its predecessor. Under the hood of the 2017 Dacia Duster is a 2.0-l inline-four drivetrain. Power is sent by means of 4-speed auto gearbox to front wheels by default. There are three driving modes out there: 2WD, Auto and Lock. Output of this combination is 135 hp and 195 Nm (145 lb-ft) of torque. All wheel drive is also possibility and it will increase off-road capabilities. New Dacia Duster must attain 60 mph in 10 seconds, while top speed is around 180 km/h (110 mph). There is no info about fuel economy, but experts believe same price will likely be kept.

2017 Dacia Duster Front View

2017 Dacia Duster Market

New 2017 Dacia Duster will likely be obtainable from 12,000 euro, and with various driving mode and AWD it raises to €15,000. Last model as Dacia Duster was obtainable only in particular huge markets, which include India, Russia and South Africa. New model is anticipated to attain more purchasers.