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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

GOODWOOD - Dacia to launch the 2017 range at the Moving Motor Show and to debut the new Duster,.

  • New Dacia Duster to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s Moving Motor Show, on Thursday 23 June
  • New Duster features revised styling and improved standard equipment
  • New top-of-the-range Prestige trim level added to Duster line-up
  • New 1.2 TCe 125 petrol engine introduced
  • New Duster line-up still starts from a ‘shockingly affordable’ £9,495
Dacia will debut the new 2017 model year version of its ever-popular, no-nonsense Duster SUV at the Moving Motor Show, held during the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Thursday 23 June.
On display in the new Prestige dCi110 4x2 guise, the new Duster will make its first UK appearance at the legendary Festival, joining the rest of the ‘shockingly affordable’ Dacia range. 

At the Moving Motor Show, guests will also have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of petrol and diesel versions of the Sandero – the UK’s most affordable car – together with diesel examples of the Sandero Stepway and the award-winning Logan MCV, which is the UK’s best value estate car.
The 2017 Duster receives a number of external and interior upgrades, while the popular range is strengthened with the addition of the new range-topping Prestige version.
Instantly identifying the new Duster are new, squarer headlights, the revised front end styling adding to the SUV’s purposeful and robust appearance.
The new Duster is also enhanced with the availability of the new 1.2 TCe 125 engine, providing customers with the option of a more powerful engine and complementing the existing 1.6 SCe 115 engine. The new turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine provides 125 horsepower with 205Nm of torque at 4,000rpm and offers combined NEDC fuel consumption of 46.3mpg (4x2 version) and CO2 emissions of 138g/km.  Available on Lauréate trim and above, the inclusion of the new engine in the line-up means that customers now have the choice of a petrol or diesel variant at every trim level. Powering diesel versions of the new Duster is the well-proven 1.5 dCi engine.
Standard equipment on the Duster has been upgraded, with DAB radio as standard from Ambiance trim and new interior upholstery on all trim levels. Additional changes to the interior include the dashboard now in a dark carbon finish, whilst there is a new satin chrome centre console surround and steering wheel inserts to match.
There are also several new options available on the new Duster, such as 16-inch ‘Tyrol’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, which add further presence to the SUV. Rear parking sensors are also available for the first time as a factory-fit option, while a rear parking camera is now available as an option on Lauréate trim and above. All new part-leather ‘Aspira’ upholstery can be specified as an option, offering more refinement as well as practicality. Pennine Green, a new deep green metallic paint, has also been made available for the updated Duster.
The 2017 Duster range is topped by the new Prestige version. On top of the Lauréate trim, the Prestige adds 16-inch ‘Tyrol’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, MediaNav Evolution (7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation) and rear-parking camera as standard. Priced at just £900 more than the Lauréate, the Prestige represents a customer saving of £250 compared to buying the extra equipment as individual options.
Starting with the Access level of trim, the new Duster line-up also comprises of Ambiance, Ambiance Prime, Lauréate and Prestige versions.
The entry-level Access offers standard features that includeABS and Emergency Brake Assist
ESC/ASR (Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control),longitudinal roof bars, a Thatcham-approved engine immobiliser, electric front windows and remote control central locking.
In addition to the specification of the Access, the Ambiance adds extra equipment that includes 16-inch 'Matterhorn' steel wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, a 4 x 20W DAB tuner with steering-column mounted fingertip controls, Bluetooth, AUX input, USB connection for MP3 players, front fog lights and height-adjustable driver's seat.
On top of the Ambiance trim, the Ambiance Prime offers 16-inch 'Everest' alloy wheels and the exclusive Chestnut body colour.
The Lauréate trim adds even more luxury, its standard equipment including manual air conditioning,
electric front and rear windows, heated and electrically-adjustable door mirrors, on-board computer, leather steering wheel,
’Graphite’ cloth upholstery and 16-inch 'Tyrol' alloy wheels.

All versions of the new Duster can be specified with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
The new Duster range starts from £9,495 on the road.
PowerTorque0-62 (secs)Max speed
SCe 115 4x2115hp156Nm @ 4,00011.0105mph
SCe 115 4x4115hp156Nm @ 4,00012.0104mph
TCe 125 4x2125hp205Nm @ 2,00010.4109mph
TCe 125 4x4125hp205Nm @ 2,00011.0110mph
dCi 110 4x2110hp260Nm @ 1,75011.8105mph
dCi 110 4x4110hp260Nm @ 1,75012.4104mph
VersionCO2 (g/km)MPG (Combined)Price (OTR)
Access SCe 115 4x214544.1£9,495
Access SCe 115 4x415541.5£11,495
Ambiance SCe 115 4x214544.1£10,595
Ambiance SCe 115 4x415541.5£12,595
Ambiance dCi 110 4x211564.2£12,095
Ambiance dCi 110 4x412360.1£14,095
Ambiance Prime SCe 115 4x214544.1£11,095
Ambiance Prime SCe 115 4x415541.5£13,095
Ambiance Prime dCi 110 4x211564.2£12,595
Ambiance Prime dCi 110 4x412360.1£14,595
Laureate TCe 125 4x213846.3£12,895
Laureate TCe 125 4x414544.1£14,895
Laureate dCi 110 4x211564.2£13,595
Laureate dCi 110 4x412360.1£15,595
Prestige TCe 125 4x213846.3£13,795
Prestige TCe 125 4x414544.1£15,795
Prestige dCi 110 4x211564.2£14,495
Prestige dCi 110 4x412360.1£16,495
Dacia has won numerous awards since launching in the UK in 2013, including What Car?’s ‘Best Small Car under £12,000’ for four consecutive years for the Sandero.  One of the UK’s largest automotive owner satisfaction studies, Auto Express Driver Power, has placed Dacia in its top five best manufacturers for three consecutive years, out of 32 brands featured in the 2016 survey, with customers praising the brand’s reliability.
Dacia sold 26,228 vehicles in the UK in 2015, up 10 per cent compared to 2014. Over 70,000 Dacia models have been sold in the UK since its launch in January 2013.