The new and improved Dacia Duster 4×4

The revival of a brand has not always proven to be so smooth and so substantial as that of Dacia. The Duster is the clearest example of the expression affordable but not cheap. Besides, we must not forget that this is a model by Renault, since in several markets it is sold with the logo of this brand. The inflated dome, high ground clearance and thick sills, always gave the image of a wild beast. Wide track, short overhangs and roof rails shout from afar that is unconventional. In the latest development, the Duster has gained low air intake and and a more impressive mask. All versions have daytime running lights, into the newly designed lights.

The apron at the bottom of the front bumper reinforces the image of the off road model. Similarly the back has been improved aesthetically, especially the lights and exaust. The largest and most significant changes have occurred in the cabin of the new Duster. Gravity continues to drop in the gritty image and robustness for hard use, but the design has made several steps forward. The dashboard with aluminum rings are fresher and the center console is more complete, especially in versions with multimedia and navigation system Media Nav.

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Otherwise the cheap and durable plastic dominates, with targeted improvements in the leather steering wheel and gear lever. An important ergonomic intervention is about the electric windows, on which the control is transferred to the doors. The innovations that bring the Duster trim level corresponding to more expensive competition models, include additives such as cruise control and parking sensors in the back. With the renewal of the Duster, the model has inherited from the modern range of Renault the 1.2 TCe engines, and 125 hp performance. This is one of the most successful of modern automotive diesel that has literally transformed the models. With the ECO button, the driver can alter engine performance, reducing by 10% the consumption and emission of CO2. In essence it is an indirect limitation of power and air conditioning system.

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Maybe it’s hard to believe at first, since we’ve had enough of crossovers in the recent years, but the Duster is a true off roader. Not on paper, but in the mountains. The operation of the suspension is exemplary for the pounds between his other cars off the road. Without being too soft or flabby asphalt absorbs exemplary potholes, rocks and bumps. As a combination of tight little springs with softer dampers, pounding rare in dirt and has relatively nimble reactions in the road. The new Duster predisposes to play in the mountains, but has all the tools to carry out its mission: Properly designed geometry on the floor, key support around sensitive components, metal aprons and reinforced subframe front and rear.

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

The refined feeling you get from the rest of the cabin is compounded by the significant reduction of noise and vibration in the cabin. Both aerodynamic turbulence as the noise of the engine and transmission have dropped sharply, making the journey more relaxed in high speed. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that during the test, the minimum value of consumption was higher. The refreshed Dacia Duster proves, once again, that is one of the most remarkable and most honest 4×4 in the market. It is ideal for those who have the dirt road and the mountains on their daily menu, but also a very affordable solution for those who need power, traction and all wheel drive.

Dacia Duster

Dacia Duster

Always accompanied by the 3 year warranty on mechanical parts and low maintenance that comes with the models of Dacia.

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By Nicole P.

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