Following its premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the new generation Dacia Duster has welcomed some important updates.
Detailed during the 2018 Paris Auto Show, the Romanian SUV will soon be available for order with the new Renault-Nissan-Daimler-developed 1.3-liter petrol engines. The unit, which benefits from a gasoline particulate filter and powers different cars from all three automakers, is offered with two outputs in the new Dacia Duster.
The first one makes 130 PS (128 hp / 96 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, and the other one pushes out 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque.
Dacia says the front-wheel drive versions of the car, powered by the new engine, will be available for order in the next few weeks, depending on the market. Subsequently, they will launch all-wheel drive variants too, from mid-2019.
Dacia’s infotainment system, the MediaNav Evolution, will gain a new version by the end of the year. It will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while enriching the on-board experience will be other apps, including Waze, WhatsApp and Spotify. Pricing will remain unchanged, says the carmaker.
Three different Dacia Sandero Stepways are on display in Paris, called the ‘New Very Limited Series’. Each of them carries a different design theme, and they’re the finalists of a competition launched by the Romanian car brand this summer.
The second leg of the competition will take place from October 2 to 13, with the designs being submitted to the vote of those visiting Dacia’s stand in Paris, as well as web surfers at dacia.fr. The winning design will see their creation embodied into the production version of the model, which will be offered in a limited number.