An updated version of the Dacia Duster has been revealed, but it won’t be on sale in the UK until 2016.
Due to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the new-look Duster is for European left hand drive markets only. The plant in Chennai that produces right-hand drive Dusters isn’t due to start producing facelifted models for a couple of years.
We’re not missing out completely, though, because the car that’s on sale here already gets some of the interior updates applied to the updated car in our pictures.
The changes include new headlights with daytime running lights, a fresh grille design and more chrome used on the rear, including a new exhaust pipe. The alloy wheels are new, too, and come fitted with Mud and Snow tyres.
“We built on the appeal of the original model and its proportions. Identity components such as the grille have been modernised. We have also strengthened the 4x4 cues of the vehicle, while keeping all its useful features. New Duster gets an even stronger character while retaining its initial DNA,” said David Durand, Head of Styling.
The Duster is currently the cheapest crossover on sale in the UK, with prices starting from £8,995. The Romanian brand also sells the UK’s cheapest car, in the £5,995 Sandero.