The Romanian brand wants to attract more attention, and what better way than with the new Dacia Duster. It is the quintessential car of the brand and is best known with the Sandero. With this new edition, they will try to raise the bar of quality and modernisation.
The 2024 Dacia Duster will be unveiled in the autumn and will be presented on the market in the spring of 2024. French outlet, L’argus, has already revealed some of the secrets that the new Romanian SUV hides in this third generation that debuts. almost zero.
From platform to engine and design, the Duster is clearly being updated for 2024.
History of Dacia Duster
The SUV first went on sale in March 2010 and has undoubtedly been a year-on-year sales success and main support Renault, thanks to its country-city versatility and its all-around price, being one of the cheapest on the market. subsidiary of
The current generation of Dacia Duster, 2nd, has been successful in sales.
Over 2 million models have been sold since the first generation came out, which is totally insane. It is possible that even the owners of Renault themselves were not expecting such an achievement with their low cost brand.
After the premiere of the first generation, which ran from 2010 to 2012, Dacia kept the second for 11 years until, in this same 2023, it will introduce what will be the third and most innovative ever.
As we mentioned earlier, the old B0+ platform has been replaced by the CMF-B, which underpins the Dacia Sandero and Jogger, though in this case it’s a bigger version with longer, wider and longer wheelbase. It will be distinguished by a multi-link rear axle (shared with the Renault 4 and 5, and the Alpine A290) and a new “Sweet 400” electronic architecture. The latter will be deployed in Renault Group’s new models (Renault Scenic, Australia Coupé, etc.) from the beginning of 2024 and will allow all necessary driving aids to comply with the GSR2 standard. Keeping in mind the conserved specifications, the new Duster will take a quantum leap, be it in terms of on road services, available equipment or the comfort inside its cabin.
The 2024 Dacia Duster will be around ten centimeters longer than the current one, which currently measures 4.34 meters in length. This would mean a gain in interior space and cargo volume.
The third generation Duster will also have access to brand new equipment, such as the panoramic roof, which can be opened in the most premium finish. While nothing has been confirmed by the brand, a dashboard with digital instrumentation in front of the driver and a central touch screen is expected to be standard whatever the finish. For connectivity, it could house Australia’s Android automotive system.
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Now, the Duster will get a more attractive image on the outside, which the brand wants to see from 2021 under the motto “less, but better” from the mouth of Dacia’s chief designer, David Durand. Now, it is the mission of the designers to meet the expectations of the customers by keeping it simple but making it more attractive than before.
However, the brand continues to claim that the essence of its most successful models can be seen in details such as the marked wheel arches, the plastic piece on the rear or front fenders. However, curves are added which give way to tighter and geometric lines, making the SUV’s image more powerful.
Following the trend set by the Land Rover Defender are details such as the vertical bow and stern or hood. It will also feature a double-finned roof spoiler, shield and wheel arches in “Starkle” recycled plastic. Lastly, the taillights don’t reach the gate.
As stated by French media L’Argus, Desila will deploy the new mechanics of the Romanian brand Renault Group in two different phases. At launch, the Duster will be betting on a 1.6-litre hybrid engine that generates 140 hp. The 1.0 TCE GPL 105 CV will also be an option. Between the two will be the 130 hp 1.2l 48V with manual transmission.
The 1.2 mild-hybrid 48V will be available in 120 and 140 hp, but also in the LPG Eco-G. A new engine mated to a dual-clutch automatic transmission will complete the catalogue. By the end of 2025, the 1.6 hybrid version will be replaced by a 1.8 hybrid linked to a new axial-flow electric motor.