Dacia has introduced a cheaper, stripped out variant of the Duster in Germany. Obviously the Germans will not buy it like birthday candles because it sends the wrong message. So in order to hide the cheapness, Dacia has given it a cool name – Duster Ice Edition.
The Duster Ice Edition starts as low as € 12 290 (around 8.5 lakhs). For that money, you get front electric windows, roof rails, four airbags and central locking with remote control. That’s it!
Almost everything else is an optional extra. ESP will cost 360 euros and if you want a radio, cough up 400 Euros please. It does not even have a height adjustment for the steering wheel. The Ice Edition can be ordered with front-wheel drive but cannot be bought in green. It does come with a three year warranty (or up to 100,000 kilometers).
The Duster Ice Edition is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. If you want it in a diesel avatar, that’s 13,890 euros (around 9.5 lakhs)
Well, you get what you pay for!