Ahead of the models debut at Goodwood tomorrow, Dacia UK has revealed full pricing for the Duster crossover SUV that will arrive later in the year in right-hand drive. Starting tomorrow, you can even place an order for the rugged Romanian vehicle from as little as £8,995 on-the-road, while the 4x4 model is supposed to be the cheapest in Britain at just £10,995.
All right-hand drive models will be produced in India, not Romania and should arrive at dealerships by the end of the year, offered with two engine choices and three trim levels. Versions reaching UK shores will also benefit from several changes, including improved interiors and facelifted exterior touches.
The base trim model available both asa a 4x2 and as a 4x4 is the Duster Access, which is your cheap workhorse available only with a 105 PS 1.5-liter petrol engine. . Standard exterior features on the five-seater include, 16” steel wheels and longitudinal roof bars, while on the inside, the model offers electric front windows, four airbags, height adjustable steering wheel and ISOFIX points on the outer rear seats. An emergency spare wheel is also fitted to 4x4 versions. Safety wise, ABS and Emergency Brake Assist, plus remote central locking are also core features, together with radio and speaker pre-wiring.
The second trim level is called Duster Ambiance and is available only with the Renault 1.5 dCi 110 PS turbodiesel engine. The 4x2 model costs £11,495, while the 4x4 sets you back £13,495 on-the-road. Features include a 4x20W radio/CD with AUX, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and steering-column mounted fingertip controls, plus body coloured bumpers, 60/40 split folding rear seats, front fog lights and height adjustable driver’s seat.
The range-topper for the Dacia crossover is called Duster Laureate costing only £12,995 to £14,995 (4x4 1.5 dCi). This adds 16” alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric rear windows, leather steering wheel and trip computer, satin chrome for the roof bars, scuff plates, side sills and door handles. Body coloured, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors are also fitted as standard. In the cabin, piano black detailing is added on on the door handles, centre console surround, plus steering wheel and door panel inserts.
Options for the Dacia Duster in Britain include ASR traction control and ESC on diesel-engined versions for £350, and metallic paint for the Ambiance and Laureate - Argentum Silver, Caspian Blue, Granite Grey and Mariana Blue, priced at £470 including VAT.
All new Dacia’s come with a 3 year/60,000 mile warranty (whichever is reached sooner, which can be extended to a five- (60,000 miles), or seven-year (100,000 miles) policy, for £395 or £850, including VAT.