2016 Dacia Duster Facelift, Changes

The new 2016 Dacia Duster is to be introduced into the market soon. This new model will undergo some major changes and will be offered as a three-row model. The new Dacia Duster will also get a fresh style and a stronger engine. If you opt for the third row, then you will have to pay an additional 800 Euros for it. Compared to the present Dacia Duster model, the new 2016 model will be much beefier and it will also pack more punch and offer greater dynamism.

2016 Dacia Duster front

2016 Dacia Duster Exterior and Interior

The new 2016 Dacia Duster has a short first gear, which is ideal for off-road driving. It works very well in the first gear but of course it does not do much for those who plan to drive the Duster in town.

The interiors are not the quietest nor are they the most comfortable but they are still quite good. The Duster also gets a minor facelift and the exteriors have been refined though there is still much that the company needs to do on this account. The 2016 Dacia Duster will ride on the same platform as the Renault Clio. Its length is about 4.5 meters, which is about 20 centimeters longer than the preceding model. The increase in length may make it difficult to park the vehicle in tight spaces. However, the extra length will enable the carmaker to provide comfortable accommodation for up to seven passengers. If you want extra seats, then you will have to pay extra for them and the same goes if you choose a more powerful engine.

2016 Dacia Duster interior

2016 Dacia Duster Engine Specs

Under the hood, a 1.2-liter petrol driven engine powers up the 2016 Dacia Duster. The vehicle will probably make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show and it will be in dealerships in the UK the following year.

The 1.2-liter engine delivers about 123 bhp and is a modified engine that is currently being used in the Renault Clio. This engine will provide the same performance as an aspirated 2-liter engine. In addition, this engine also promises greater fuel efficiency and it is perfect for those who plan to drive the Duster in off-road conditions. The 1.2-liter engine will be coupled with a 6-speed transmission and has excellent gear ratios that are optimized for handling the most difficult terrains at low speed. The same engine also delivers excellent performance when you want to cruise on a motorway in sixth gear. The company has yet to officially announce the Duster’s fuel economy and performance figures. We expect that these figures will be released just prior to the launch of the vehicle.

The company may also offer an optional 1.6-liter engine that would be capable of producing more power than the 1.2-liter engine. This engine will also offer improved off-road capabilities.

2016 Dacia Duster side

2016 Dacia Duster Release Date

The new 2016 Dacia Duster will first be introduced into the markets in Britain and it will be manufactured in Romania. The Duster has proved to be a successful model for Renault and though the company did no sell too many vehicles overall, the sales of the Dacia were impressive. This is why the carmaker is paying special attention to how it designs and offers its new 2016 Dacia Duster.


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