The Dacia Duster goes on sale from tomorrow priced from £8,995 for the entry-level 2WD drive model.
There are two engines: a 1.6 litre (105hp) petrol and 1.5 litre (110hp) diesel. The 1.6 petrol unit is available on the entry-level versions, diesel engines on upper two trim levels. Four wheel drive versions are available with either engine.
There are three Duster trim levels, ‘Access’, ‘Ambiance’ and ‘Lauréate’
Dacia Duster ‘Access’ equipment includes:
(2WD £8,995 / 4WD £10,995)
Standard exterior features on the five-seater include, 16” steel wheels and longitudinal roof bars, while on the inside, the high-selling model offers electric front windows, four airbags, height adjustable steering wheel and ISOFIX points on the outer rear seats. An emergency spare wheel is also fitted free-of-charge to 4x4 versions. ABS and Emergency Brake Assist, plus remote central locking are also core features, together with radio and speaker pre-wiring.
Dacia Duster ‘Ambiance’ adds
(2WD £11,495 / 4WD £13,495)
A 1.5 litre (110hp) diesel engine plus a 4x20W radio/CD with AUX, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and steering-column mounted fingertip controls, plus body coloured bumpers, 60/40 split folding rear seats, front fog lights and height adjustable driver’s seat.
Dacia Duster ‘Lauréate’ gains over the ‘Ambiance’
(2WD £12,995 / 4WD £14,995)
16” alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric rear windows, leather steering wheel and trip computer. Satin chrome for the roof bars, scuff plates, side sills and door handles. Body coloured, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors. Piano black detailing on the door handles, centre console surround, plus steering wheel and door panel inserts.
The options list is simply two items, ASR traction control and ESC on diesel-engined versions for £350, and metallic paint. All trim levels have non-metallic white as standard. The choice of four metallic paint finishes on Ambiance and Laureate are Argentum Silver, Caspian Blue, Granite Grey and Mariana Blue, priced at £470 including VAT.
There are ‘packs’ that can be added to the Duster as such as the £655 Styling Pack which adds daytime running lights and chrome for the side and front bars and exhaust tailpipe.
There are currently 127 Dacia Retailers dotted around UK who will have a static left-hand drive car in showrooms from the 28th June 2012.Published 27 June 2012