The Dacia Duster is one of the most successful models in the history of the Romanian brand, selling over 2 million units worldwide since its launch in 2010. The subcompact SUV has won the hearts of many customers with its affordable price, robust design, and versatile performance. Now, Dacia is ready to unveil the third generation of the Duster, which promises to be a major leap forward in technology, sustainability, and style. Here is everything you need to know about the 2024 Dacia Duster, the next chapter of the iconic best-seller.
A New Platform for a New Duster
The 2024 Dacia Duster will be built on the CMF-B platform, which is shared with other models from the Renault Group, such as the Dacia Sandero and the Dacia Jogger. This platform will allow the Duster to grow in size, with a length of around 4.4 meters, a width of 1.8 meters, and a wheelbase of 2.7 meters. The increased dimensions will benefit the interior space and the cargo capacity, as well as the stability and comfort of the ride.
The CMF-B platform will also enable the Duster to adopt electrified powertrains for the first time, such as the E-Tech hybrid system that combines a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with two electric motors and a 1.2 kWh battery. This system will offer a combined output of 140 horsepower and a fuel efficiency of 4.8 liters per 100 km. The Dacia Duster will also offer a plug-in hybrid option with a larger 9.8 kWh battery, providing an electric range of up to 50 km. Additionally, the Duster will continue to offer conventional gasoline and diesel engines and LPG versions to suit different customer needs and preferences.
A More Sustainable and Stylish Design
The 2024 Dacia Duster will also feature a more sustainable and stylish design inspired by the Bigster concept that was revealed in 2021. The Duster will adopt a more angular and muscular appearance, with a prominent grille, LED headlights, and a skid plate on the front. The sides will feature pronounced wheel arches, roof rails, and a sloping roofline. The rear will have a distinctive LED signature, a spoiler, and a dual exhaust system. The Duster will also offer a range of new colors and alloy wheels, as well as a panoramic sunroof as an optional feature.
The interior of the Duster will also be revamped with a more modern and digital look. The dashboard will have a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system, both of which will be compatible with Android Automotive, the operating system developed by Google. The Duster will also offer a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, and a multifunction steering wheel. The materials and finishes will be improved with more recycled and eco-friendly fabrics. The Duster will also offer more storage space and a larger trunk, with a capacity of up to 550 liters.
A Safer and Smarter SUV
The 2024 Dacia Duster will also be a safer and smarter SUV, thanks to the new electronic architecture and the advanced driver assistance systems. The Duster will be equipped with the Sweet 400 system, which will enable the integration of various features, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, and emergency braking. The Duster will also have a 360-degree camera, a rear cross-traffic alert, and a hill descent control. The Duster will also offer a 4x4 mode, with a selector allowing the driver to choose between three driving modes: Auto, Lock, and Eco.
The new Dacia Duster will go on sale in early 2024. The prices and specifications will be announced closer to the launch date, but the Duster is expected to remain one of the most affordable and competitive models in its segment. The Duster will face rivals such as the Ford EcoSport, the Hyundai Kona, the Volkswagen T-Cross, and the Kia Stonic. The Duster will also be sold under the Renault brand in some markets, such as India, where it is known as the Renault Kiger.
The 2024 Dacia Duster is the next chapter of the iconic best-seller, which aims to offer customers more value, quality, and performance. The Duster will be a more sustainable, stylish, and smart SUV with a new platform, a new design, and a new technology. The Duster will continue to be a versatile and reliable vehicle, suitable for urban and off-road adventures. The Duster will also continue to symbolize the Dacia brand's commitment to making mobility accessible and enjoyable for everyone.