2024 Dacia Duster unveiled, gets hybrid powertrain options now
2024 Dacia Duster exteriors and chassis
The new Dacia Duster is based on the CMF-B platform, which also underpins the Dacia Jogger and the Sandero. The Duster features the automaker's most recent styling language, resembling a smaller version of the Bigster concept that was showcased in 2021. The bodywork is covered in a generous amount of plastic cladding made of a new material called Starkle (20 per cent reused polypropylene), while the pronounced fenders, boxy wheel arches, and oversized skid plates round out the off-roader look. Furthermore, the slimmer and more modernised lighting units incorporate Y-shaped LEDs, which are a trademark of Dacia. Moreover, the Duster has a ground clearance of 217mm, a 31-degree approach angle, a 24-degree breakover angle, and a 36-degree departure angle. It also offers a boot space of 472 litres.
2024 Dacia Duster powertrain
In its 2024 avatar, the Duster has three new engine options. It has a 1-litre bi-fuel engine, a 1.2-litre mild hybrid engine, and a 1.6-litre fully hybrid engine to choose from. The 1-litre 3-cylinder engine can run on LPG or gasoline. The 1.2-litre 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine gets a 48V mild-hybrid system. The 1.6-litre engine produces 93bhp and is mated to a 47bhp electric motor powered by a 1.2kWh battery pack. The 1.6-litre and 1.2-litre engines are available with optional 4x4 drivetrains, whereas the 1-litre engine is only available with FWD.
2024 Dacia Duster interior and features
The Dacia Duster's interior has been completely redesigned, with a new dashboard layout and centre console. The updated dashboard now features a 10.1-inch floating touchscreen and AC vents with Y-shaped inserts. Furthermore, the SUV has a 7-inch fully digital instrument cluster behind a redesigned three-spoke steering wheel. The SUV also gets ventilated front seats, wireless charging, automatic climate control and a redesigned gear selector lever. On the safety front, it includes ADAS safety features such as automatic braking, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, and more. It also comes standard with an electronic parking brake, six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), hill start assist, and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
According to reports, the Dacia Duster will make its way to India in 2025. Do you think the Duster should make a comeback in India? Tell us in the comments section below.