Revised 2022 Dacia Duster revealed

Revised 2022 Dacia Duster revealed

A subtle makeover and new technology will give the Dacia Duster a new lease of life this summer, and bring it in line with the newly released Dacia Sandero.

Diesel prices are expected to start from just over £17,000 when order books open, retaining its title of Britain’s most affordable SUV. You’ll be able to spot it thanks to new headlights with Y-shaped LED elements, and a new ‘3D chromed’ radiator grille. LED exterior lighting for the rear lights, indicators and number plate illumination is said to reduce energy consumption and provide greater visibility for the driver and other road users. Changes to the rear spoiler and new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels have also been tested in the wind tunnel, and add up to a 5.8g/km reduction in CO2 emissions alongside the LED lighting, new wheel bearings and latest tyres.

Upgrades to the interior include a new centre console, with two USB sockets and a moveable armrest hiding a 1.1-litre storage cubby. Its seat upholstery has also been changed, while the shape and profile of the headrests has been changed to improve ergonomics along with better visibility for rear passengers.

There’s a new eight-inch infotainment screen, with either Media Display or Media Nav software. The former includes six speakers, DAB radio, Bluetooth and wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Media Nav brings onboard navigation and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Standard kit is also more comprehensive, with a trip computer, automatic high beam, cruise control, a speed limiter and backlit steering wheel controls from the off. Higher trim levels will gain climate control, heated front seats and keyless entry. Four-wheel drive versions gain a 4x4 Monitor, which displays the car’s orientation, a compass and altimeter when off-roading.

The engine range is largely unchanged, but the two-wheel drive TCe 100 Bi-Fuel now has a 50 per cent larger 49.8-litre LPG tank, providing an overall driving range of 767 miles. Buyers can also opt for a dCi 115 diesel engine with two- or four-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox. Most versions of the new Duster are fitted with ‘green’ tyres for a 10 per cent reduction in rolling resistance, but four-wheel drive versions get grippy all-season tyres instead.

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