The Dacia Duster is one of the most popular and affordable compact SUVs in the world, with more than 2 million units sold since its launch in 2010. Now, the Romanian brand has unveiled the third generation of its iconic model, which promises to offer more style, comfort, technology, and efficiency than ever before. Here are the main features and highlights of the 2024 Dacia Duster.
A New Design with a Strong Personality
The 2024 Dacia Duster has a completely new design that reflects its robust and adventurous character. The front end features a new grille with chrome inserts, new LED headlights with Y-shaped daytime running lights, and a redesigned bumper with a larger skid plate. The side profile has more pronounced wheel arches, new 17-inch alloy wheels, and roof rails with integrated lighting. The rear end has new LED taillights with a signature pattern, a new tailgate with a spoiler, and a new bumper with a diffuser and dual exhaust pipes.
The new Duster also has a more dynamic and elegant silhouette, thanks to a longer wheelbase, a lower roofline, and a wider track. The vehicle's overall length is 4.4 meters, which is 10 cm more than the previous generation. The new Duster also has a more aerodynamic shape, with a drag coefficient of 0.32, which improves fuel efficiency and reduces noise.
The new Duster is available in nine exterior colors, including three new ones: Desert Orange, Highland Green, and Baltic Blue. The new Duster also offers a range of customization options, such as contrast roof colors, body decals, and chrome or black accessories.
A More Comfortable and Modern Interior
The 2024 Dacia Duster has a completely redesigned interior that offers more space, comfort, and functionality. The dashboard has a new layout, with a horizontal line emphasizing the cabin's width. The center console has a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charging pad. The instrument cluster has a new 7-inch digital display with customizable graphics and information. The steering wheel has a new design, with integrated controls and a heated function.
The new Duster also has more storage space, such as a large glove box, a sliding armrest, and door pockets. The seats have been improved, with more padding, lumbar support, and heating and cooling functions. The rear seats have a 60/40 split-folding feature and can be folded flat to create a large cargo area. The trunk capacity is 478 liters, which can be expanded to 1,623 liters with the rear seats folded.
The new Duster also has more features and technologies that enhance the comfort and safety of the occupants. Some of these include:
- A dual-zone automatic climate control, with rear vents
- A keyless entry and start system, with a hands-free tailgate
- A rearview camera, with dynamic guidelines and a 360-degree view
- A blind spot monitoring system, with rear cross-traffic alert
- A lane keeping assist system, with lane departure warning
- A forward collision warning system, with automatic emergency braking
- A cruise control system, with speed limiter and adaptive function
- A hill start assist system, with hill descent control
- A multi-sense system, with four driving modes: Eco, Comfort, Sport, and Off-Road