India-bound RHD 2018 Duster (2018 Dacia Duster) goes on sale in the UK

26/06/2018 - 20:43 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

The 2018 Dacia Duster (2018 Renault Duster) is now on sale in the UK. Like the original, the second generation model is priced from just under £10,000.

2018 Dacia Duster front three quarters left at IAA 2017
The Dacia Duster is still the UK's most affordable SUV.

The 2018 Dacia Duster is available in four equipment lines: Access, Essential, Comfort, and Prestige. Dual-beam headlamps with LED DRL, chrome front grille, black bumpers (lower section), engine stop-start system, rear washer and wiper, heated back glass, ABS with EBA, ESC/ASR (Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control), dual-front airbags, curtain airbags and many such essential features are included as standard.

The Access grade comes with features like basic 16-inch steel wheels, black door handles, door mirrors and side sills, electric front windows, three height-adjustable rear headrests, matt black center console surround and black air vents.

The Essential grade features 16-inch ‘Fidji’ steel wheels, body-coloured bumpers, front fog lights, Duster-branded black roof bars, Charcoal Grey interior door handles and centre console surround, air conditioning, height-adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40 split folding rear seat, music system with Bluetooth connectivity, AUX input and USB connection and more.

The Comfort grade’s key features include 16-inch ‘Cyclade’ alloy wheels, satin chrome door mirrors, side sills, skid plates and Duster-branded roof bars, body-coloured door handles, heated and electrically-adjustable ORVMs, Charcoal Grey interior inserts, leather steering wheel, driver’s armrest, cruise control and speed limiter, electric rear windows, MediaNav infotainment system with satellite navigation and rear parking camera and sensors.

The Prestige grade looks sportier because of its 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. It features automatic climate control, distinctive upholstery, blind spot warning, multiview camera and keyless entry.

2018 Dacia Duster rear three quarters at IAA 2017
The 2018 Dacia Duster is available with one 1.5-litre SCe petrol engine and one 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine.

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Dacia offers the all-new Duster with two engine options, 1.5-litre SCe petrol unit, and 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit. The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 115 PS and 156 Nm of torque. It comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission (FWD configurations)/6-speed manual transmission (AWD configurations). The turbocharged diesel engine develops 115 PS and 260 Nm of torque. It sends power to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

2018 Dacia Duster UK Prices

  • Duster Access - From £9,995 (INR 9,04,862.34)
  • Duster Essential - From £11,595 (INR 10,49,712.74)
  • Duster Comfort - From £13,195 (INR 11,94,563.14)
  • Duster Prestige - From £14,395 (INR 13,03,200.94)

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