Dacia Duster Already Shipping

As far as we're concerned, Dacia's first-ever SUV, the Duster, is going to register at least the same success as the Logan, one of the models that managed to turn the anonymous Romanian brand into a serious contender for more popular carmakers around the globe. And in order to benefit from this, Dacia started production of the Duster in December, just to be ready to deliver the first units after the public unveiling at Geneva.

Well, as we can see in the adjacent photos, deliveries have already begun, although this car transporter's destination is obviously unknown. However, our sources are indicating that trailers carrying Dusters left the main assembly plant in Mioveni, Romania, on a hourly basis.

Furthermore, dealers across Romania indicated that several thousands of buyers have already pre-ordered a Duster, although the full specifications and details were officially released at Geneva last week.

There will be three engines available across the range for both 4x2 and 4x4 versions: one petrol engine (1.6 16V 110hp) and two diesel engines (dCi 85 and dCi 110). If we are to trust Dacia's official figures (and we really should since most of these engines are already available on various Renault vehicles) the dCi versions emit from 135g of CO2/km for the 4x2 version (which qualifies it for the Dacia eco2 signature) and from 145g of CO2/km in the case of the 4x4 version.

The Duster measures 4.31 meters in length and 1.82 meters in width, while weight depends on the configuration you choose: 1,160kg in 4x2 specification and 1,250kg for the 4x4 version.
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