web analytics
All-new Dacia (Renault) Duster is ready!


All-new Dacia (Renault) Duster is ready!

All-new Dacia (Renault) Duster is ready!

Having sold in over two million units (Renault & Dacia) since launch, Duster, a vehicle with an international calling, has become one of the Group’s top-selling models. Dacia’s SUV has made its mark on the segment. In seven years, it has won over customers looking for a versatile, reliable and affordable vehicle. Duster’s powers of attraction are practically limitless. Its highly attractive price, top-level off-road abilities, robustness and design leave no-one indifferent. Read on to find out more about a revolutionary model that has carved out a special place in the wide world of SUVs.

Dacia has renewed Duster, the brand’s iconic SUV which boasts modern, all-new robust styling.

• All-new modern, attractive and robust exterior styling.
• More than one million Dacia Dusters already sold worldwide.
• A completely redesigned interior, new equipment and a host of other new features to be revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
• All-new Duster will be unveiled at a press conference at the 2017 Frankfurt Show at 11:10 am local time on September 12.

Dacia has renewed Duster, the brand’s iconic SUV which boasts modern, all-new robust styling. Not only is All-New Duster as versatile as ever but it is also even more attractive and, with more than one million unit sales to its credit to date, a new chapter in the model’s history is about to begin. Dacia will unveil All-new Duster at the 2017 Frankfurt Show.

All-new Duster’s adventurer pedigree and ability to stray off the beaten track are expressed by the latest version’s updated design. In keeping with the model’s DNA, All-new Duster combines robust, muscular styling with a truly assertive personality that is emphasised by a brand-new body colour, Atacama Orange

Marketing an SUV at the price of a city car was a bold move. When Dacia made that move in 2010, it hit on a major success. The theme of affordability was the focus of the Duster ad, in which a somewhat caricatural couple ask about the price of Duster after test driving it. When told that prices start at €11,900, the customer is offended: “You don’t think we’re going to spend so little?” The Dacia Duster phenomenon was born. The model sold in over 450,000 units in three years. Building on that success, the brand launched a restyled Duster in 2013 that met with the same enthusiasm, the car’s now enviable popularity being expressed from 2016 on in the advertising slogan, “Another one drives a Duster”.

Duster’s price was clearly important at a time of economic crisis, but the car’s success cannot be reduced to its attractive price alone. The model’s intrinsic all-terrain qualities have also contributed largely to its success. The car’s design leaves no room for doubt as to its SUV nature. Without being over the top, the styling is that of a true 4WD model. The front end exudes a sense of robustness. The wide, curvaceous wings, double light units and protective bumper clearly express the car’s SUV DNA. The raised ground clearance, large wheels (16″) and multiple protective features invite drivers to venture out on the toughest roads and tracks.

The interior is equally outstanding, with a modern, functional and modular cabin. And the impertinence of Dacia’s SUV does not stop there, as it features C-segment equipment at B-segment prices.

With the launch of Duster, Dacia confirmed its boldness, first seen six years earlier with the release of Logan. The Dacia brand became a benchmark in new approaches to automotive consumption. It shook up established cues once again with the launch of Duster, a true, roomy and versatile SUV for the price of a compact car.

As with all Dacia models, Duster targets customers looking to buy a fairly-priced car, an affordable vehicle with the equipment responding to their needs. In addition to its affordability, the brand moved into a new territory: the SUV market. This served to win over new customers looking for a car with real all-terrain abilities. These new customers include first-time buyers and those who would otherwise have bought a used car. With a new market and new customer base, the Dacia brand is perpetuating its success and even bringing together its own community. The Dacia community organizes picnics that every year draw thousands of people in many of the brand’s countries. Dacia customers are true fans, highly active in the social networks. More than simple customers, they are the brand’s best ambassadors.

Duster was created in response to a simple observation: a true need exists worldwide for roomy, robust and affordable 4×4 cars. But at the time that need was mostly unfulfilled. Which is why Dacia came up with a world first and developed an SUV primarily targeting developing markets. The needs of European motorists were also taken into account from the start of the project.
•In developing countries, the middle classes aspire to owning modern vehicles illustrating their social success. They are also looking for robust, reliable and versatile cars that can stand up to severe and varied climates and conditions of use (such as long distances and steep, almost impassable roads). Existing SUVs, most of them imported, often exceed the budgets of the middle classes.
•In Europe, Dacia’s success demonstrates the existence of customers looking for modern, reliable and affordable cars. But as a whole, the 4×4 offer, though broad, is more about ostentatious and expensive models – often not adapted to off-road use – rather than functional and affordable all-terrain vehicles.

Launched initially under the Dacia brand, Duster was marketed with the Renault badge in 2011 in Latin America (including Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Colombia) and subsequently in Russia and India. Under the Renault brand, Duster is a true image driver. It targets motorists looking for a prestigious SUV with real off-road abilities. The European version of Duster has been adapted to respond to the specific expectations of international customers, including an “extreme cold” version for Russia, a flex-fuel model for Brazil, and a right-hand-drive model with a special design for India.

Front

•All-new Duster’s distinctive grille extends to the head lights positioned at the car’s extreme corners and makes the model appear wider.
•A new lighting signature including LED daytime running lights divided into three sections.
•The crease lines of the horizontal bonnet contribute to the vehicle’s assertive stance.
•The larger, mass-coloured, satin-chrome-finish skid plate reinforces the car’s adventurer credentials and is scratch-resistant to maintain its smart look.

Side

•The higher belt line adds to the impression of strength and occupant protection.
•The windscreen has been brought forward 100mm compared with the current Duster and is more steeply raked, which makes the cabin longer so it looks more spacious.
•The new aluminium roof bars, a frequent SUV hallmark, extend the line of the windscreen for a more dynamic profile.
•17-inch wheels and prominent wheel arches.
•Black wing arch trims highlight the car’s adventurer credentials.

Rear

•Voluminous haunches.
•Horizontal lines and lights positioned at the extreme corners to heighten the car’s solid stance.
•Dacia’s rear lighting signature – four red stacked squares – has been adapted for Duster.
•Wider, mass-coloured, satin-chrome-finish rear skid plate.

Designed to take on all types of roads and tracks

Duster was available from launch in not one but two versions:

•a 4×4 version for customers looking for a car with real all-terrain abilities
•a 4×2 version for customers seeking the versatility of an all-terrain model and a high-set driving position.

Duster is eminently user-friendly. The car’s weight (1,160 kg for the 4×2, 1,250 kg for the 4×4) combined with its compact dimensions make it particularly agile.

The subframe is adapted to all-road and all-terrain use thanks to:
•raised ground clearance of 210 mm
•short overhang (822 mm at the front, 820 mm at the rear)
•reduced crossing angles (30° angle of attack, 23° ramp angle, and 36° angle of departure).

The all-terrain and handling qualities of Duster are fully put to the test in renowned motorsport competitions, including the Trophée Andros (France), the Rallye des Gazelles (Morocco) and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (USA).

Just a few days before launch, Dacia Duster finished first in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles in the Crossover category, demonstrating its all-terrain qualities and its robustness and reliability. The same applies to the motorsport version of Duster as driven by Alain Prost on the ice tracks of the Trophée Andros in winter 2009/2010. Duster came second in the overall standings after the seven races of the season.

Duster took on a new challenge in 2011, setting out to tackle the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Its first participation in the legendary race was fairly impressive, with Dacia Duster No Limit finishing third.

Duster today is marketed in some 100 countries under the Renault and Dacia brands. In seven years, Duster has proved an immense success, selling in over two million units worldwide.

All-new Duster also features upgraded travelling comfort thanks to a completely redesigned, quality-feel interior and new equipment.


Discover all-new BMW X4






Browse our latest car database to discover more cars                    

Discover more automotive news & videos


Articles from the main page



Browse the latest new cars


Discover the latest new cars

33,16,0,100,2
600,600,60,2,5000,5000,250,2000
90,300,0,50,12,25,60,2,70,12,1,30,2,0,1,5000
The world’s most popular roadster, the Mazda MX-5, has a whole new look. After 25 years and over 947,00 sales worldwide, the new fourth-generation 2014 Mazda MX-5 (known as the Mazda Miata in the US) has finally been revealed. The MX-5 is one of Mazda’s most iconic models
Mazda revealed the all-new Mazda MX-5 Roaster
MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision
MINI SuperleggeraTM Vision
Only 500 serialized 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition coupes will be available through 86 Alfa Romeo dealerships (Four in Canada) this summer with a Canadian MSRP of $75,995; followed by the standard Alfa Romeo 4C coupe arriving in the fall with a Canadian MSRP of $61,995.
All-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
The centrepiece of the Mercedes-AMG GT, the new 4.0-litre V8 biturbo, responds instantly with extreme power right from low revs and delivers outstanding performance.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT
The new BMW X4 is based on the technical blueprint of the BMW X3, but displays a sporting character very much its own and takes dynamics to another new level. That much is clear when you view the new model head-on. The look & feel is similar with BMW X6
Discover all-new 2014 BMW X4
The Alfa Romeo has become synonymous with style. Many people crave the look of an Alfa. However, this car is not a one trick pony. It performs as well as it looks. For many, they feel that they have to compromise style over speed. With an Alfa, this is simply not the case.
The Classic Alfa Romeo Montreal: Is it Worth the Hype?
Months of speculation ended today after Volvo Cars unveiled its all-new Volvo XC90, delivering on its promise to introduce a visually striking, premium quality seven-seat SUV with world leading safety features, new powertrain technologies, an unrivalled combination of power and fuel efficiency and a superlative interior finish.
World premiere: Please welcome the all-new Volvo XC90


Sport car of the month


Discover All-new Jaguar F-Type Coupe & R



ENTERTAINMENT

All-new Jaguar F-Type Coupe & R

5-liter supercharged V8 engine and will reach 60 mph in 4.0 seconds, and a top speed of 186 mph (electronically limited)2. The F-TYPE S Coupe and F-TYPE Coupe are powered by 3-liter supercharged V6 engines in 380hp and 340hp forms respectively, giving 0-60 mph in 4.8/5.1 seconds and top speeds of 171/161 mph2.

The F-TYPE Coupe visual message is defined by three key ‘heart lines’, that visual message beginning with the formidable grille. It is from the twin ‘shark gill’ openings that sit either side of the grille that the essential first heart line – which mirrors the design of the F-TYPE Convertible – flows and begins to take shape. Running up through the headlamp, and accentuated by the LED ‘J blade’ signature running lamps, the line then arcs up over the front wheel arch before dropping elegantly as it runs through the door, washing out into the muscular rear haunch.

The second heart line begins at the rear edge of the door, swelling outwards and upwards to create a visually strong wheel arch, emphasizing the car’s rear-wheel drive layout, before dropping vertically through the tail lamp ...





Auto Mechanic Advice


Advice from experienced mechanics from several fields!






Auto Speed Market is a car blog with the latest automotive, F1 and car news. Auto Speed Market is trying to provide extra
information to car enthusiasts, will be presenting new cars and concepts, prices and statistics of the automotive world.
Auto Speed Market also offer tips for buying a new car or second hand vehicle.