Autotest Dacia Duster Energy TCe 125 Comfort 4×4 outperforms itself

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Dacia presented in september the new Duster. Driving-Dutchman was already a fan of the old model, reed in december at the national press presentation on – and offroad with the car and we are still verliefder become.

First of all, we wondered why you need a Duster would like to have and we came up with the following reasons. The Duster is a spacious C-suv for the price of a B-segmenter such as the Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 3008, Suzuki S-Cross and Kia Sportage. The technique is tried and tested and good and, if you’re in a Duster drive, you make a statement and have shit on what others think of you and think about you. But there are still many more reasons why the Duster, but also would not want to have.

On the platform, the Duster of the outside and inside are significantly refreshed. The task of the design team, led by Dutchman Laurens van den Acker received the following command: rejuvenate the car without his DNA to lose. And that is what concerns us successful, and well also.

Optical illusion

A new, more modern grille, to the extreme corners of the image moved headlamps with LED daytime running lights, curves in the hood and larger skid-plates make the Duster a lot fresher, more robust and sturdier than its predecessor. He seems to become longer to be thanks to its elevated waistline, and 10 inches forward positioned windscreen. The thicker wheel arches to make ‘m apparently broader, while the dimensions on the outside and inside has barely changed.

And the unchanged dimensions are not a problem, because the Duster offers inside still a lot of sitting and storage space. Although the materials of the dashboard and the door panels still hard plastic, they do it in terms of looks not even very crazy. The rough and raw fit in well with the ‘fuck it all’ look of the Duster.

Fine is the light to the driver-focused infotainment system, making it more readable. The dashboard is also straightforward and contains everything you’ll need at least. The ‘good’ wheel is fully height and depth adjustable, allowing for you the noticeable improved and well-seated chairs quickly a good sitting position have found.

Better

But that is not the only thing better is the Duster. He also runs a lot finer than its predecessor. That old one was not bad, but somewhat rough, stiff, and noisy. The new does all this a lot better, he is more flexible, and especially a lot quieter. The 125 hp four-cylinder petrol engine is quite lively and has already at low revs quite a bit of traction. This performs the car is also good in the field. He controls thanks to his electronic and variable rate power steering is fine and good. Also is the car comfortable without the road performance is therefore adversely affected. Actually, nothing on the driving performance of the Dacia to find.

We drove with the four-wheel drive version. That costs three thousand euros more than the tweewielaangedreven entry-level of 19 thousand euro. And the 4WD is highly recommended. The conventional system does simply exactly what it needs to do; traction and grip. To test that, we were by Dacia mud, submitted. Although all-season tires, but if you are there, there is unlikely much as possible with the Duster. Great for winter sports, or driving with a trailer. All Dusters have a 125 bhp petrol engine and may to 1,500 pounds of entrainment, that is a substantial caravan or horsebox.

His appearance and non-premium interieurmaterialen you can argue, prestationele disadvantages has the Dacia Duster. Unfortunately, there is no automatic transmission available. In 2018, get the Duster also and bi-fuel petrol/gas model. Therefore the emissions are lower, and… the car cheaper. The new Duster is a couple of big blows better, more comfortable and more luxurious than its predecessor. The robust DNA has remained the same, the Duster is still a Duster and you will get three years and 100 thousand km warranty. We are still a fan!

Dacia Duster Energy TCe 125

Engine: 1.199 cc four-cylinder petrol with turbo
Power: 125 hp at 5.300 rpm
Torque: 205 Nm at 2.300 rpm
Transmission: transmission, six gears
Drive: front wheels and rear wheels
Top speed: 179 km/h
Acceleration 0 – 100: 11,0 seconds
Weight for road tax: 1.387 pounds
Average fuel consumption: 6.4 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 145 g/km
Energy Rating: D
Uitstootniveau: Euro6
Base price (kerb): 19.280 euro
Price testauto (kerb): 22.280 euro