Launched in 2009, Dacia Duster is a car produced jointly by Dacia and Renault. The compact SUV is popular in Romania and Brazil. The automobile manufacturers are planning to release the 2017 Dacia Duster, a new model expected to be more luxurious, comfortable and highly performing than its predecessor.
2017 Dacia Duster – Exterior and Interior Design
The upcoming Dacia Duster 2017 will be built on the Nissan B platform. With this platform, the car will get high quality features on the entire exterior. Both ends will look more aggressive with the inclusion of large-sized features. There will also be a good selection of exterior colors to ensure the car meets specific styles of customers. Starting from the front end, 2017 Dacia Duster will get a bigger chromed grille, redesigned headlights, larger air intakes and a sturdy bumper. The sides will feature well-designed skirts, 16-inch aluminum wheels and bigger side glass. When it comes to the rear end, you can expect a remodeled exhaust system and revised taillights.
The 2017 Dacia Duster will offer ample seating space to all passengers. It will accommodate 5 to 7 passengers. There will also be a cargo space to take care of the passengers’ personal belongings. The major cabin materials will be aluminum and leather. There will be leather on the steering wheel and seats and aluminum on the body panels. On the center console, there will be an updated LCD screen, a navigation unit and air conditioning system. A premium sound system and a satellite radio will be provided to keep you entertained and informed throughout the journey. You can also expect other tech features like Bluetooth, Smartphone app integration, Wi-Fi and USB ports. Safety and security wise, the 2017 Dacia Duster will offer great peace of mind with a stability control, parking assist, traction control, airbags, emergency brake assist, lane keep assist, ABS, brake force distribution, seatbelts, understeer control and cruise control, among others.
2017 Dacia Duster – Engine and Performance
The Dacia SUV will come with a variety of engine options. The main engine will be a 1.5-liter SOHC Turbo diesel I4 liter rated at 105 hp and 180 lb-ft. Another engine will be a 1.2-liter DOHC Turbo I4 with a capacity of 123 hp and 151 lb-ft. There will also be a 1.6-liter I4 engine rated at 113 hp and 112 lb-ft. In addition, there will be a 2.0-liter DOHC I4 capable of generating 139 hp and 151 lb-ft. As for transmission, the car will be equipped with a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual or 6-speed manual. It will have both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. Concerning speed, the car will achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in 9.6 seconds and a top speed of 106 mph with the 1.5-liter engine. On the side of fuel economy and pollution, the compact SUV will record 23 mpg in the cities and 30 mpg on the highways. It will also give out lesser emissions, making it more environment-friendly than before.
2017 Dacia Duster – Price, Release Date and Competition
The starting price of the new 2017 Dacia Duster will be fixed at $18,750. It will be a cheap car, but will be as good as the other SUVs. Planning to buy the new Dacia car? Well, get your cash ready before the start of 2017. Yeah, this is when the car will hit the market. The following cars will be the major alternatives to the upcoming Duster: Suzuki SX4, Fiat Sedici, Nissan Qashqai, Skoda Yeti and Hyundai ix35.