New-Gen Dacia Duster

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New-Gen Dacia Duster

Dacia is gradually diversifying away from its budget roots with the launch of the next-gen Duster built on Renault-Nisan’s CMF-B platform (used by Sandero, Logan and Jogger models) which features three row seating for the first time ever.

The new-generation Duster will offer drivers numerous driver assistance systems, such as automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition.

New-Gen Dacia DusterĀ  Front and Rear View

The Dacia Duster SUV is an economical value-for-money option with off-road capabilities that has proven popular across Europe since it debuted in 2010. Since 2010, over 2.4 million units have been sold and the new-gen model should attract even more buyers to join its ranks.New-Gen Dacia Duster

This test mule wears light camouflage, yet its design of the new-gen Dacia Duster can easily be identified. It likely shares many elements with its bigger sibling – the Dacia Bigster unveiled globally in 2021 – such as pillar-mounted door handles, headlight design and wheels; thus creating a consistent family look across Renault’s SUV lineup.New-Gen Dacia Duster

The three-row Dacia Duster could also feature the self-charging hybrid powertrain introduced with the Dacia Jogger earlier this year. This system comprises of a petrol engine paired with twin electric motors, 1.2kWh battery pack and multi-mode transmission; we anticipate its introduction into this three-row model; however a diesel option will remain on offer as well. Extreme and Journey trim levels of this new-gen Duster will offer touchscreen infotainment systems compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay respectively.New-Gen Dacia Duster

New-Gen Dacia Duster Wheels

Dacia has found success in this segment, outstripping Kia and Hyundai as well as European heavyweights Ford and Opel. Dacia’s budget offering, the Duster, has been at the heart of all this success.New-Gen Dacia Duster

Recently spotted testing in Romania, Renault-Group’s next-gen model will likely go global by 2024. Based on recent rumor reports, it could utilize their CMF-B platform that supports various mild hybrid and strong hybrid powertrain options as well as bi-fuel setups.New-Gen Dacia Duster

Although heavily camouflaged, the test mule appears to adopt the design language previewed by the Bigster concept. It features slim LED daytime running lights with air intakes located either side of the grille and rugged cladding on its fenders and wheel arches; silver-coloured wing mirrors and roof rails also appear, as do sloping windows covered by black plastic sheeting; door handles may even sport body-coloured handles for maximum concealment.New-Gen Dacia Duster

Dacia will offer several petrol and diesel engines in its next-gen Duster, including a 128bhp TCe turbo gas-electric unit with either two or four wheel drive, a 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol hybrid similar to what has been implemented on the Jogger that spends up to 80 percent of time running in electric mode, and finally an already popular 1.6 litre diesel that is likely to make an appearance here as well.New-Gen Dacia Duster

New-Gen Dacia Duster

New-Gen Dacia Duster Seating

The Dacia Bigster is an up-scaled version of 2021’s Bigster concept and will add three-row seating, moving its entry-level brand upmarket. It will replace Logan MCV estate and Lodgy van models as well as likely have a larger footprint than current Dusters.

Spy photos of the new Dacia Bigster reveal its front end design to be similar to that of its concept vehicle, featuring slim LED daytime running lights and air intakes on either side of its grille. A sloping hood further adds muscularity, which should make this vehicle more appealing than standard second-generation Dusters.

As for dimensions, the new Bigster appears longer and wider than its current model; however, these increases in dimensions should not compromise interior comfort. Passengers in the third row should enjoy ample legroom while those seated up front will benefit from ample headroom.

The cabin will largely mirror that of its two-row counterpart, featuring features like a large touchscreen infotainment system with various connectivity options, ventilated seats, connected car tech features etc.

As for powertrains, the Dacia Bigster will offer both petrol and diesel engines. Both manual and automatic transmission options will be available; AWD may make a return.

New-Gen Dacia Duster

New-Gen Dacia Duster Interior

Duster has grown from its humble roots into one of Dacia’s biggest hits; becoming Europe’s best-selling SUV with over 2 million units sold since 2004. A practical B-segment SUV, it combines adventurous styling and rugged terrain capability into a practical B-segment package; now in its fifth generation it promises improved refinement and more advanced technologies.

The third-generation Duster will use Renault Group’s CMF-B platform already found in other models like Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan. Furthermore, it will feature an upgraded K4M 1.5-litre petrol engine as well as numerous safety and connectivity features.

From spy shots alone, we expect that the new Duster will come equipped with an updated dashboard and instrument cluster. A Renault-derived infotainment system may include smartphone integration as well as digital instrument cluster capabilities; additionally, top-spec variants will likely get digital climate control systems and seven-inch touchscreen units for infotainment purposes.

Additionally, the car will continue with its 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and six-speed manual or AT gearbox; for its top spec model there may also be four-wheel drive option. In India, the Duster will compete against Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor and Maruti Grand Vitara models; additionally a 1.6-litre diesel option may also be made available in addition to these offerings.

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