All-New 2024 Dacia Duster Revealed

The All-New Dacia Duster is a model that has become a standard-setter in its market. It is an all-round icon, encapsulating everything the Dacia brand stands for: robustness, outdoor spirit, essentiality, and eco-friendliness. The Duster was first introduced in 2010, underwent a major overhaul in 2017, and has since rewritten the SUV rulebook. Duster is a proven success story. Over its 13-year-long career, it has been awarded more than 40 accolades, with production standing at 2.2 million units and counting. It is steadily increasing in popularity, ranking as Europe’s best-selling SUV across all segments in the retail market in 2022. Every day, around 1,000 Duster SUVs roll off the production lines at Dacia’s plant in Pitesti, Romania - that’s about one every minute!

The All-New Duster’s design philosophy is consistent with Dacia’s approach of providing all the essentials. The design team started by looking at the cabin, bonnet, and wings, and then assembled them into the whole car to give the model a modern, well-built style, with deliberately taut, self-confident lines. The simple shapes and volumes add to the design’s power, including the sharp, vertical face, chamfered wheel-arch guards, large tailgate, and side windows reaching seamlessly from bow to stern. The All-New Duster is shielded with a stylish belt wrapping all the way around it. The side underbody shields connect to the hallmarks, then to the wheel-arches, which in turn connect to the front and rear bumpers, making the All-New Duster more robust and ready for the outdoors than ever. The All-New Duster’s design is consistent, it moves with the times and combines its adventurous character with a more sustainable edge.

Like the outside, the inside comes with all the essentials – meaning the features that serve a purpose. A lot of work went into the ergonomics, including the 10.1-inch centre screen positioned in the driver’s field of view and at a 10° angle towards them. The new automatic transmission controls are particularly driver-friendly. The steering wheel’s flattened surfaces at the top and bottom make it exceedingly comfortable to handle.

The All-New Dacia Duster will be available in three powertrain options:

All-New Dacia Duster HYBRID 140: This powertrain is built with tried and tested technologies from Renault Group. It comprises a 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre, 94-hp petrol engine, two electric motors (a 49-hp powerplant and a high-voltage starter generator), and an electric automatic gearbox (with 4 engine ratios and 2 motor ratios). The system is clutchless, which makes it possible to drive in all-electric mode up to 80% of the time in cities, reducing consumption by 20% (mixed cycle) to 40% (urban cycle). The regenerative braking, the 1.2 kWh (230 V) battery’s high energy recovery capacity, and the gearbox’s efficiency make it an eco-friendly option.

All-New Dacia Duster TCe 130: This powertrain provides an initial degree of electrification. It combines a new-generation 3-cylinder, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine using the Miller cycle (reduced pump losses optimise efficiency) and a 48 V mild hybrid motor. The motor aids the internal combustion engine when the car starts or accelerates, reducing average consumption and CO2 emissions by about 10% compared to an internal combustion engine with equivalent power. It also provides more power during acceleration than the existing TCe 130 model, making the vehicle more responsive and smoother. The regenerative braking system charges the 0.9 kWh battery without making a noticeable difference for the driver. The TCe 130 powertrain is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox in the 4x2 and 4x4 versions.

All-New Dacia Duster TCe 100 Bi-Fuel: A dual fuel (petrol and LPG) option available on all internal combustion models under the Bi-Fuel label. Dacia is the only carmaker to provide this option, making it the unchallenged LPG leader in Europe. The All-New Duster has this built-in tried and tested technology that guarantees safety and reliability. On average, when running on LPG, the All-New Duster TCe 100 Bi-Fuel releases 10% less CO2 than a comparable petrol engine. It can drive up to 1,300 km (WLTP) with its two tanks holding 100 litres between them – 50 litres of petrol and 50 litres of LPG (the latter is under the boot floor, so it does not affect cargo capacity). A button built seamlessly into the dashboard switches the engine from one fuel to the other instantly and imperceptibly.