The Dacia Duster is a car manufactured by Automobile Dacia with assistance from Renault. The compact crossover SUV was launched in 2009 and is marketed in Romania & Brazil. The Dacia Duster 2017 is on the production line and is expected to appear on the market by the end of 2016.
Dacia Duster 2017 – Body Style Changes:
Based on the Nissan B platform, the upcoming Dacia Duster 2017 will get an innovative exterior and a well-equipped interior. It will get bigger exterior features which will give it an aggressive appearance. Some more colors will be introduced in an effort to attract more customers.
The front end of the Dacia Duster 2017 is expected to get some notable modifications. The grille will be enlarged and get chromed while the headlights will be slightly reshaped. The front will also feature a sturdy bumper and large air intakes. The sides will look magnificent with 16-inch aluminum wheels, classic windows, and longer skirts. In the rear end, there will be revised taillights and more stylish exhausts tips.
The interior body panels will be made of aluminum while the seats & steering wheel will be upholstered in leather or quality cloth. The dashboard of the Dacia Duster 2017 will sport an LCD screen display, a premium sound system, and a navigation unit. The car will also have a satellite radio and a climate control system. In addition, it will get connectivity features such as USB ports, Wi-Fi, Smartphone integration and Bluetooth.
Dacia Duster 2017 – Engine and Security Features:
There will be a variety of engine options for the Dacia SUV. The main powertrain will be a 1.5-liter turbodiesel I4 rated at 107 hp and 182 lb-ft. Another drivetrain will be a 1.6-liter turbo I4 with a capacity of 105 hp. There will also be a 1.6-liter I4 powertrain rated at 115 hp. Moreover, there is a rumor that will be a 2.0-liter I4 capable of producing 138 hp and 152 lb-ft.
The new vehicle will get both rear-wheel and four-wheel drives. Its top speed is estimated at 106 mph and can take 9.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. When it comes to fuel economy, the most fuel efficient engine will facilitate for 23 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. All the engines are environment-friendly, meaning that they emit lesser pollutants.
Despite it being a low-level brand, the Duster will come with both basic & advanced safety and security features. It will get stability control, parking assist, traction control, airbags, lane keep assist, ABS, blind-spot monitors, emergency brakes, brake force distribution, seatbelts, understeer control and cruise control.
Dacia Duster 2017 – Price and Reveal:
The new Duster will be a cheaper crossover. Some retailers will sell the base model as low as at $18,750. The top trim level is expected to sell at around $30,000. On the side of release date, the car will start selling in the last quarter of 2016.