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Dacia Duster facelifted with extra tech and new design

Dacia has updated its second-generation Duster SUV with a new design and extra equipment.

The second-gen Dacia Duster

On sale from the summer, the update model includes new LED lights and a revised grille design for the exterior, in line with the changes already made to the Sandero and Sandero Stepway. It also debuts a new Desert Orange bodywork.

The cabin has also been tweaked, improving comfort and design, and gets new upholstery, new headrests, and a high centre console with a wide retracting armrest. Available on selected models, this houses a 1.1-litre storage compartment and two USB charging sockets for the rear passengers.

Standard equipment includes an onboard computer screen, automatic main beam activation and cruise control and speed limiter with backlit controls on the steering wheel.

Automatic climate control with a digital display, heated front seats and a hands-free card are available on higher-specification versions.

The new Duster also offers two multimedia systems with a new 8-inch touchscreen.

Engine line-up includes a dCi 115 diesel with a six-speed manual gearbox and two- or four-wheel drive. The petrol engine range covers 90hp, 130hp and 150hp units, all with two-wheel drive and six-speed manual gearbox, bar the TCe 150, which now gets a six-speed automatic EDC dual-clutch gearbox. Depending on the market, the Duster also includes a bi-fuel petrol-LPG TCe 100 two-wheel-drive model.

As before, the Duster offers a ground clearance of 217mm on the two-wheel-drive version and 214mm on the 4×4, along with a breakover angle of 21-degrees, an approach angle of 30-degrees and a departure angle of 34-degrees on the two-wheel-drive version and 33-degrees on the 4×4.

The 4×4 version also includes a 4×4 Monitor system showing core information such as pitch angle and compass.

The updated Dacia Duster is on sale from late summer, with prices to be announced closer to launch.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.