Next-generation Dacia Duster gains hybrid, remains sub-£20k

The new Duster is 4.34m long, exactly the same as before, but sits marginally lower, at 1.66m tall, and slightly wider, at 1.81m.

The hard-edged design language continues into the Duster’s durability-focused interior, with a colour-contrasting dashboard panel and a chunky steering wheel featuring physical buttons.

Dacia Duster interior viewed through driver's-side door

The car’s software can be updated over the air, meaning it doesn’t have to be taken to a dealer to download bug fixes and new functions.

Boot space has increased from 445 litres to 472 litres. That’s more than in the rival Ford Puma (456 litres) and Skoda Kamiq (400 litres), although this is largely down to the Duster’s increased size, rather than trick packaging.

Dacia has yet to announce pricing for the Duster, but CEO Denis Le Vot promised it would start at less than €20,000 (£17,500) in Europe. 

It is expected to start comfortably below £20,000 in the UK but represent a slight premium over the current model, which is priced from £17,295.

Print your own in-car accessories

Dacia Duster Youclip bag hook

With the Duster, Dacia is launching a new accessory system called Youclip.

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