Dacia CEO Denis Le Voth has talked about what the next-generation Duster crossover will be like, set to hit the market as early as 2024.
The new Dacia Duster will move to the CMF-B platform on which Logan and other Dacia and Renault models are built. The CMF-B platform is more modern than the current B0 and has much better customization options. Improved drivability is promised, while maintaining comfort, which may even improve.
The dimensions of the car will not change much, the new Duster will retain its original philosophy: an inexpensive but comfortable car with great off-road potential. It is planned to produce six variations of Duster for different markets. The project is considered Romanian and will be overseen by Renault Technologie Roumanie (RTR), but with the involvement of foreign specialists.
The second-generation Renault Duster is offered in Russia today with 1.6- and 2-liter engines rated at 117 and 143 hp, respectively, as well as a new 1.3-liter 150-hp turbo unit. It is also available with an upgraded 1.5-liter 109-hp diesel engine. Buyers are offered versions with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive at the price from 1 million 618 thousand rubles to 2 million 229 thousand rubles.
We reported that Duster is the best-selling model of the brand in Russia. At the end of the first quarter of 2022, sales of the Renault Duster on the Russian market increased by 16% to 8,526 vehicles.
In March, Russian Renault dealers sold the 500,000th Duster crossover.