2016 model year Dacia Duster (Renault Duster) announced for Frankfurt show – IAB Report

Posted on: Sep 7, 2015 - 4:36pm IST

No changes to the mechanicals.

Dacia has announced that it will debut the 2016 model year Duster at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, exactly two years after it introduced the Duster facelift at the same show.

2016 Dacia Duster press shots
The Duster facelift had its premiere at the 2013 edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Renault-owned Dacia says in the press release that it has not changed the design of the crossover, but added more equipment and improved the trims. On the outside, a new Altaï Green body colour and diamond-effect black 16-inch wheels are the only changes to be seen, while inside the Duster, Dacia has included a new Media NAV Evolution multimedia navigation system and a reversing camera.

Also seen inside the 2016 Duster are two new trim options – Silicon Black or Federer Grey on black – with grey topstitching. The entry-level variants get the Silicon Black upholstery whereas higher models get the latter.

2016 Dacia Duster dashboard press shots
A reverse camera is included in the package for the first time.

Dacia has also announced a limited edition “Urban Explorer” on the 2016 Duster which will be available in select European markets. Front and rear skid plates, side protective moldings and extra-tint for the rear glasses are the features that differentiate the special edition from the regular model.

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While its been two years since the launch of the Dacia Duster facelift in Europe, Renault India continues to sell the pre-facelift model, though a facelift has been caught testing recently. The Indian market launch of the Duster facelift is expected towards the end of this year or early next year.

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