Dacia Duster 2024: Third-Gen Cheap SUVs in Europe. Besides of unreleased Jogger announced a few weeks earlier, another of the Dacia’s primary novelties for 2022 will correspond to the slight upgrade variety of among its flagship vehicles, the Duster.
In this makeover of the king of cheap SUVs in our continent, numerous are the outstanding novelties. In the first place and according to markets, the various dealers from the various European nations will invite the brand-new special edition Extrème del Duster, with more equipment items offered as standard, a variation that will in turn start from the popular Prestige devices level.
On the other hand, the Duster 2022, like the remainder of the designs of the Romanian brand of the Renault Group, will embrace the new logo of the business, a clearly noticeable emblem on the front grille, on the tailgate later on this year and in the central area of the steering wheel. This well-known change of identity will also go together with the infamous modification in image that the brand name’s car dealerships will be embracing in our continent, where the new symbol and the a lot more modern-day brand lettering will attempt to draw in the attention of potential clients.
On a mechanical level, no relevant change is expected in the commercial deal of this low-cost SUV, being able to pick the following engines: in gasoline, the TCe 130 4 × 2 variations with manual transmission and TCe 150 4 × 2 with EDC6 automatic transmission; in diesel, the variations 1.5 Blue dCi 4 × 2 115 hp and 1.5 Blue dCi 4 × 4 (both with six-speed manual transmission); and thirdly, the ECO G bi-fuel variation of gasoline and LPG (melted petroleum gas), with 100 HP of power, front-wheel drive, six-speed manual transmission and ECO ecological label from the DGT.
THIRD GENERATION DUSTER IN 2024
The next upgrade of this SUV-type vehicle will be on sale for a minimum of two more years (until 2024), at which time it is at first planned that the new and third generation of this already popular design.
East Third-generation Duster will not integrate diesel engines and will be the very first in the series to provide a variation with E-Tech hybrid technology in its mechanical range. (not plug-in) from the Renault Group. From a technical point of view, it will be established on the Alliance’s CMF-B platform. Concerning its design, in previous information we already expect that it will enhance its off-road image, something that seems to become a reality in the final production model.
Dacia has a great deal of room to grow when it concerns Interior design and products, Miles stated, therefore, the next-gen Duster needs to be more refined and contemporary on the within. It might feature a slimmer control panel with a complex texture comparable to that of the third-gen Sandero designs. A floating touchscreen infotainment system will likely add to both style and functionality while creating extra storage bins in the centre console. An electric parking brake, wireless connection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smart device charging pad, and connected car functions are among the other essential features anticipated of the top-end 2024 Dacia Duster.
Despite the boost in expense to meet new regulations and client expectations in product specifications, expect Dacia to keep prices at 20% lower than the remainder of the market, placed in the very same segment.
The next-gen Dacia Duster will replace the present SUV faster than many Dacia designs. The normal lifecycle of a Dacia model covers eight years, however the next-gen Duster could replace the present design in about seven years, in mid-2024, executing numerous modifications.
Second-gen Dacia Duster program director Julien Ferry told Autocar that the inbound SUV must be “the same” car, which suggests the strong probability of a familiar design and the conservation of the outstanding value for cash proposition. Duster clients anticipate an easy car with off-road capability, and providing on these needs in the third generation will be a priority.
The Dacia Duster is known for its easy yet effective design with genuine SUV proportions. That’s one aspect it will not differ in the future, however it would get more sophisticated with the switch to the CMF-B platform. Note that we’re discussing the low-priced CMF-B LS (Low Specification) platform, one that is utilized on the new Logan, Sandero and Jogger carlines.
The Dacia Bigster Concept presented in January 2021 needs to be the design basis for the next-gen Duster. In May 2021, Autofacil published patent images that apparently leaked the exterior design of the production Dacia Bigster. The patent images show subtle changes to the bumper, bonnet, fenders, mirrors, quarter glass panels, and spoilers. Nevertheless, the overall look is really near that of the concept. The exact same month, cumulative production of the Dacia Duster in Mioveni, Romania, reached two million systems. Dacia started making the Duster at this plant in the very first generation in 2010 and must continue the production through the 3rd generation.
Though it’s a back-to-basics SUV, the next-gen 2024 Dacia Duster would have to be ‘cool but essential,’ ‘robust and outdoors,’ and ‘eco-smart,’ as these are the pillars of the Dacia brand, Miles Nürnberger, the company’s brand-new design employer, told Top Gear.
PLATFORM & POWERTRAIN
The 3rd generation 2024 Dacia Duster will be a step up for the nameplate, which in its current generation traces its roots to the B0 platform and some parts stemmed from Renault’s inventory utilized in 1998. Like the new Sandero, the Duster will update to the contemporary CMF-B platform, which will adhere to European crash test standards, and permit a Dacia Duster Hybrid variant, planned because of future emission policies.
As per an August 2021 report from French publication L’argus, the next-gen Dacia Duster is set to receive the very same system that powers the Clio and Captur (called the E-Tech). The brand-new 1.8 L engine, internally codenamed HR18 is an advancement of the current 1.6 L.
According to the report, the 1.6 L initially required utilizing the Atkinson cycle for engine power, however, this would lower the engine’s output in favour of fuel effectiveness, and the concept was ditched. The increased displacement in the 1.8-litre HR18 might allow the switch to the Atkinson cycle without the loss of power, the report said.
The hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of the Dacia Duster are due in 2024, and the Bigster anticipated in early 2025 will likewise utilize this powertrain. Denis Le Vot, EVP & CEO, Dacia, did inform L’Argus in January 2021 that the company’s “heaviest vehicles will also have a plug-in hybrid system.” So, while energizing it to make it environment-friendly, the business will make sure that it remains effective and difficult to deal with typical off-roading, while not burning a hole in the customer’s wallet.
Dacia Duster EV to appear in the next years
Groupe Renault may be on the EV offensive, but it’s not sure about going 100% electric yet with all brands. The business anticipates electrification to be sluggish for the Dacia budget plan brand. Gilles Le Borgne, EVP Engineering, Renault Group, said at the 2021 Munich Motor Show (IAA 2021) that the European Union shouldn’t prohibit petrol and diesel cars– consisting of partially electric designs– from 2035, based on an Autocar report. 2040 is a more practical target, he argued.
Le Borgne said that Renault anticipates the share of EVs in Dacia’s sales to reach about 10% by 2030. This would mean fewer Dacia EV releases compared to Renault or Alpine this decade. As a result, a Dacia Duster EV will not belong of the third-generation Duster family. Luca de Meo, CEO of Groupe Renault, supposedly projections that the Dacia brand name will go all-electric at “the last possible minute” to preserve its pricing structure, as per Automotive News.
A Dacia Duster EV will show up eventually. According to a report from Automobilwoche, the fourth-generation design breaking cover around 2031 could be the year of the very first Dacia Duster EV.
2 million+ Dacia Dusters sold worldwide
Dacia has handled to sell 2 million units of the Duster worldwide, according to its February 1, 2022 release. The brand name says that its popularity originates from multiple elements. 56 per cent of Dacia Duster clients bought the vehicle because of its cost, 26 percent because they were drawn in to its design, and 16 percent out of loyalty to the brand. There are more fascinating numbers released by the brand name– one Duster leaves the production line every 63 seconds and 1,000 leave the factory every day. The third-gen design, if done right, can just further the success of the Duster brand, which some state has actually already gone beyond that of Dacia!