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First published: 20th June 2016

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New 2017 Dacia Duster range unveiled

The award-winning Duster is already one of the UK's most affordable SUVs, and for the 2017 model year, it comes with a new look, revised trim levels and a new engine

First published: 20th June 2016
  • New Duster has revised styling and more standard equipment
  • New range-topping Prestige trim and 1.2 TCe 125 engine introduced
  • Available to order now, with first deliveries next month and prices from £9495
Dacia has announced a series of revisions to its Duster SUV, which will be seen for the first time at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The changes include a new look inside and out – courtesy of squarer headlights, along with new upholstery and revised trim materials inside – as well as the introduction of a new engine and a new top-of-the-range trim level.

The new engine is the turbocharged 1.2 TCe 125 petrol unit that will complement the existing 1.6 SCe 115. Available on Lauréate trim and above, the 1.2-litre engine returns average fuel consumption of 46.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 138g/km when paired with the two-wheel drive transmission, and its arrival means that buyers now have the choice of a petrol or diesel engine with every trim level.

As before, the sole diesel engine in the range is the 1.5 dCi unit, with average economy of more than 60mpg and CO2 emissions of between 115- and 125g/km, for two wheel- and four wheel-drive models, respectively.
2017 Dacia Duster
2017 Dacia Duster
2017 Dacia Duster
2017 Dacia Duster
At the same time, not only has the car’s standard equipment been improved – with DAB radio as standard on all trim levels from Ambiance upwards – there are several new options available. These include diamond-cut alloys, rear parking sensors, a parking camera and part-leather upholstery.

The range covers Access, Ambiance, Ambiance Prime and Lauréate trims, but for the 2017 model year, Dacia has added a new Prestige trim at the top of the line-up. Costing £900 more than Laureate trim, Prestige adds diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch touch-screen multimedia system with sat-nav, and a rear-parking camera, which Dacia says represents a saving of £250 compared to buying the extra equipment as options.

The revised line-up is available to order now, with the range starting at £9495 for an Access SCe 115 4x2, and topping out with the £16,495 Prestige dCi 110 4x4 - making this one of the country's most affordable SUVs. Across the range, all versions can be ordered with two- or four-wheel drive, and first deliveries are expected in July.

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