2016 Dacia Duster (Renault Duster) – 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Live
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Gets upgraded equipment and a 5-speed automated gearbox.
Renault-owned Dacia has unveiled an updated version of the Dacia Duster at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, two years after the company introduced the Duster facelift at the same show.
The exterior of the 2016 Dacia Duster doesn’t feature any new changes, save for a new Altaï Green body colour and diamond-effect, black, 16-inch wheels. Inside, Dacia has equipped the new Duster with an updated Media NAV Evolution – multimedia navigation system and a reverse assist camera.
Also new are a couple of trim options –Federer Grey on black and Silicon Black on black, both with grey contrast stitching. The entry-level variants get the Silicon Black upholstery whereas the higher models get the grey on black theme.
The Engine lineup includes a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder unit producing 115 PS and 156 Nm at 4,000 rpm, and a 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine with 109 PS and 260 Nm of torque. The engines are paired to a 5- and 6-speed manual gearbox respectively, while an engine start/ stop is standard for better fuel efficiency.
Along with the updated 2016 Dacia Duster, the company is also showcasing a special edition “Urban Explorer”, which is available for select European markets. It comes with front and rear skid plates, side protective moldings and darker tint for the rear glasses.
2016 Dacia Duster at the 2015 IAA – Image Gallery
2016 Dacia Duster – Press Release