The Dacia Duster, which has already sold over 2,500 models here since it arrived less than two years ago is looking pretty neat with its new 2015 upgraded look.
Dacia is Ireland's fastest growing car brand with over 4,000 vehicles on the road and the brand’s ‘shockingly affordable’ pricing has meant its popularity continues to rise.
For 2015 the increasingly popular Duster benefits from a package of styling and trim upgrades but with only a slight increase of just €200 in the brand’s no-nonsense, ‘You do the maths’ pricing.
The line-up continues to consist of two and four-wheel drive models based on two trim levels, Alternative 4x2 and Signature 4x2 and Signature 4x4 all powered by the 1.5-litre dCi 110 power unit.
New for 2015 is a more stylish chrome front grille made up of two layers of four small intakes surrounding the Dacia logo. All versions now have ‘Duster’ branded roof bars – chromed on Signature models. At the rear, a black tailgate trim with ‘Duster’ branding sits above the number plate.
Signatureversions have smart new Tyrol 16-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door handles and dark metal door mirror casings. There will be a new colour range available including Ice White, Silver, Bronze, Khaki, Pearl Black and Slate Grey with metallic paint an option on both trims for €520.
There is new upholstery and seats for every model with the Alternative version finished in Osmium cloth and Signature in Rhodium cloth with ‘Duster’ lettering.
The range structure is the same as before. Highlights on the Alternative model are 16-inch Matterhorn steel wheels, remote central locking, electric front windows, anti-lock brakes with Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control, a Tyre Pressure Monitor, four airbags, an ECO driving mode and gearshift indicator and a four-speed heating and ventilation system. Body-coloured front and rear bumpers, black door handles and Duster-branded roof bars and bumpers are all standard. Also standard on the Alternative version is a chrome gear lever cap insert and chrome air vent surrounds, a radio/CD player with AUX and USB sockets and Bluetooth connectivity, front fog lights, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a 60:40 split rear seat.
Topping the range is the Signature version available in 2x4 and 4x4 with 16-inch Tyrol alloys, manual air conditioning, electric mirrors and rear windows, cruise control with a speed limiter, a seven-function trip computer, a glove box light, a passenger vanity mirror and body coloured door handles, satin chrome Duster-branded roof bars, scuff plates and side sills.
Also standard are piano black interior door handles, door and steering wheel inserts and centre console surround, a leather-covered steering wheel and map
pockets in the front seat backs.
Dacia has been Europe’s fastest-growing automotive brand for eight years in a row and has quickly become Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.
The model has claimed a stack of awards in Europe and further afield and has established an immensely loyal following, not least because of pricing and specification which is more in tune with that for a car from the class below.
The Duster is covered by Dacia’s standard 3 Year/100,00km warranty.
Flexible finance options are available through Dacia’s own bank, Dacia Finance, with the New Duster available from just €159 per month.
01 Dec 2014