Dacia’s Duster SUV can simply be termed as a mature car that has now entered into a new generation ready and eager to impress just as much as it can. On the list of impressive offerings is the price that undercuts entry models of the Seat Ateca and Nissan Qashqai by almost 50%.
In fact, the only other SUV that comes within sniffing distance to the Duster’s price is the MG GS. Combined with no-frills motoring and the Duster is quite sure to dust off a good deal of competitors out of its way.
Under the hood, you get a naturally aspirated 115 bhp 1.6-liter petrol or 115 bhp turbo diesel. A 130 bhp turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol is also set to come along somewhere along the road.
Executives at Dacia are very optimistic about this car. Dacia’s Commercial Director, François Mariotte, said in an interview that “the priority when renewing the Duster is to keep all the strengths of the actual model, adding that emphasis has been given to the chassis or the platform.”
When you want to transform a five-seater to a seven-seater, there is no way; you will lose the car’s compactness and 4×4 capabilities. The Dacia Duster stands in the class of compact SUVs that ably suit family cruising in modern times without badly damaging their financial standing.