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Dacia to debut upgraded Duster at Goodwood

Dacia will show its refreshed Duster SUV at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The revamped Duster has a number of external and interior upgrades, while the line-up has also been strengthened with the addition of the new range-topping Prestige version. Set to be part of Goodwood's Moving Motor Show, held on Thursday 23 June, the new Duster features squarer headlights on the revised front end.

Now available with a new turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol engine, providing 125 hp with 205Nm of torque at 4,000rpm it also offers combined NEDC fuel consumption of 46.3mpg (4x2 version) and CO2 emissions of 138g/km. Available on Lauréate trim and above, the inclusion of the new engine means that customers now have the choice of a petrol or diesel variant on every trim level. Powering diesel versions of the new Duster is the 1.5 dCi engine.

Standard equipment has been upgraded, with DAB radio as standard from Ambiance trim as well as new interior upholstery on all trim levels. Additional changes to the interior includes a dark carbon finish to the dashboard, whilst there is a new satin chrome centre console surround and steering wheel inserts to match.

There are also several new options available such as 16-inch ‘Tyrol’ diamond-cut alloy wheels as well as rear parking sensors. A rear parking camera is now also available as an option on Lauréate trim and above and an all new part-leather ‘Aspira’ upholstery can be specified as an option. A new deep Pennine Green metallic paint has also been added to the options list.

The new range-topping Prestige model adds (on top of the Lauréate trim) the 16-inch ‘Tyrol’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, MediaNav Evolution (7-inch touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation) and rear-parking camera as standard. Priced at £900 more than the Lauréate, the Prestige represents a saving of £250, says Dacia, compared to buying the extra equipment as individual options.

The entry-level Access model comes with standard features including ABS and Emergency Brake Assist ESC/ASR (Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control),longitudinal roof bars, a Thatcham-approved engine immobiliser, electric front windows and remote control central locking.

In addition to the specification of the Access, the Ambiance adds extra equipment including 16-inch 'Matterhorn' steel wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, a 4 x 20W DAB tuner with steering-column mounted fingertip controls, Bluetooth, AUX input, USB connection for MP3 players, front fog lights and height-adjustable driver's seat. On top of the Ambiance trim, the Ambiance Prime offers 16-inch 'Everest' alloy wheels and an exclusive Chestnut body colour.

The Lauréate trim adds manual air conditioning, electric front and rear windows, heated and electrically-adjustable door mirrors, on-board computer, leather steering wheel, ’Graphite’ cloth upholstery and 16-inch 'Tyrol' alloy wheels.

All versions of the new Duster can be specified with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The range starts from £9,495 on the road and is available to order now with customer deliveries from July.