2014 Dacia Duster - The Dacia Duster has been a total success of Dacia, quickly becoming one of the SUV best sellers in Europe, with excellent sales figures in Spain. The low cost has been its main ally and a camper aspect that enters the eye. Launched in late 2010, the Frankfurt advantage to debut a facelift that my colleague David already told some details . Besides cosmetic changes, the interior gains in refinement and receives a new engine tCe 125 .
Outwardly, has a more off-road . The grille is really attractive, and is flanked by two very modern optics, with daytime running lights integrated into their design. The bumper is rejuvenated and shows off protection for low. New designs in 16 inch wheels – wrapped in M + S tires suitable for off-road practice – with chrome accents complement the footrests and roof bars, getting a look decidedly more hardened than before.
2014 Dacia Duster interior - One of the major changes in this facelift is a new dashboard . Deeply Dacia has redesigned and improved the quality of the materials, which was mediocre at its predecessor, even the top-end versions. The center console takes elements from other models in the range, and foregrounds the infotainment system, stressed by climate controls, more intuitive. The shift lever is shorter, and seems to be higher, closer to the driver.
The instrumentation is inheritance Sandero range , and includes on-board computer versions. A major ergonomic improvements has been the shift of power window controls on the doors , much more accessible. The driver is based on a touch down. The seats have been redesigned with comfort in mind, and for the first time added the option to be covered in leather, and several common patterns in the fabric upholstery.
The trunk has up to 475 liters capacity , something to consider in a vehicle that measures just 4.31 meters. The figure is 428 liters in 4 × 4 versions with puncture kit and 378 liters for Duster 4 × 4 with full spare wheel. Dacia 3.3 liters provides extra storage in the cockpit and mooring solutions for charging, plus a pull-out shelf for better organization of the trunk. It can carry objects up to 2.7 meters long by folding down the rear seats.
Finally, Dacia has worked on improving the insulation inside the cabin , which will hear less engine noise, the wind blowing and the constant hum of the tires on the ground.
Necessary equipment and improvements in active safety.The main improvements come to me from the hand of improved equipment. Stability Control ESC is already standard across the range – the unit I tested in 2011 not equipped him – and so are dual front airbags, side airbags and outdoor temperature sensor. The back row retains its anchors ISOFIX child seat. As an option, you can mount a regulator / speed limiter and rear parking sensors, something that many consider essential.
In terms of infotainment option can be mounted in the system Dacia MEDIA NAV with touchscreen. Among its advantages, a browser integration with GPS and Bluetooth handsfree.
Range of engines: 1.2 tCe new engine 125 hp turbo gasoline.The engine range will consist of two 1.5 dCi 90 and 110 hp, 105 hp 1.6-liter and the new 1.2 tCe 125 .
The main novelty in mechanical drawing is the addition to the range of a new 1.2 petrol tCe . It is a source turbocharged Renault, which opens for the first time in the Duster, earlier than in any other vehicle. No we have supplied many such data, except details like that delivers 90% of its maximum torque at just 1,500 rpm and that has direct injection. This motor is maintenance free distribution and average consumption approved yet of 6.0 l/100 km .
Is associated exclusively to a manual gearbox six relations. The other engines are known: atmospheric 1.6 16v with 105 hp – and option CNG in some markets – and two versions of the 1.5 dCi turbodiesel with 90 and 110 hp respectively . In some versions there will be an Eco mode focused on reducing consumption – not offered more details – and gear shift indicator, which will help us to be more frugal and efficient.
4 × 4 versions retain lock torque split to 50% at low speed, and excellent off-road levels and low protection. It’s a shame that the Dacia Duster available not reductive, because it would be an excellent SUV. Nothing should settle for being an SUV .
Price of 2014 Dacia Duster
Dacia Duster will sell from a price of € 10,490 for the 4 × 2 basic versions . All Duster will have 3 year warranty (or 100,000 km) and the reputation of belonging to one of the most trusted brands in the last three years, perhaps because of the simplicity and proven technology equipped. I trust that ergonomics problems prior Duster are solved and improved quality. By the time consumers have trusted 400,000 in the Duster , which is among the 10 best-selling cars in France, far exceeding machines like the Renault Koleos, supposedly superior.
We can not offer information on the equipment of the new Duster or finish, beyond that offered some off-road packs a more aggressive aesthetic. Nor have final information on its engines, which will be provided in the coming weeks by the Spanish subsidiary Dacia. However, soon we will bring you impressions live from the Frankfurt Motor Show .