Dacia has announced that its new Duster will keep the same £9,495 price tag as its predecessor, a move which is sure to delight many motorists across the UK.
The new Dacia Duster line-up comprises of two- and four-wheel-drive models, with three trim levels and two engines on offer.
Opening the range is the Duster Access, which is powered by a 103bhp 1.6-litre 16V petrol engine.
The mid-range Duster Ambiance and range-topping Duster Laureate come fitted with a 106bhp 1.5-litre dCi 110 turbodiesel unit. The power of the 1.5 dCi turbodiesel engine is increased to 108bhp for 4x4 versions.
Prices for the two-wheel-drive variants start from under £9,500, while the 4x4 versions will cost from £11,495.
Depending on the model chosen, the new Dacia Duster will return average fuel economy between 39.8mpg and 56.5mpg, while emitting between 130g/km and 185g/km of CO2.
This places the model in a VED band between ‘D’ and ‘I’, while the Duster will carry a BiK tax rating of between 22% and 30% for 2014/15.
The new Duster receives a more stylish chrome front grille for 2015, while all versions now come with ‘Duster’-branded roof bars, which are chromed on the top of the range Laureate variants.
As standard, the new Dacia Duster will come with ESC, electric front windows, remote locking, four airbags, and anti-lock brakes with Emergency Brake Assist.
Moving up to the mid-range Ambiance trim adds front foglights, a radio/CD player with AUX and USB sockets, Bluetooth, chrome gearlever insert and instrument surrounds, and a height-adjustable driver’s seat.
The range-topping Laureate versions further add 16-inch alloy wheels, manual air conditioning, cruise control, leather-covered steering wheel, and a seven-function trip computer.
Numerous optional packs are also available, including MediaNav, Adventurer Pack, Leather Pack, Protection Pack, Styling Pack, and Touring Pack.
The new Dacia Duster is covered by the Romanian manufacturer’s standard three-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty, along with two-year paint and six-year anti-corrosion guarantees.