The restyling of the Dacia Duster, expected in a few weeks, promises to be light. Why will the star of low SUVs change his style so little?
New Dacia Duster 2021: why such a discreet restyling? – The spy photos spoke: the 2021 vintage of the famous Romanian SUV will not revolutionize the genre. Despite its incredible success, thecurrent generation, launched in 2017, will not consider it useful to upset his stylistic codes, arrived at mid-career. A choice that she will perhaps justify by the desire to be replaced by a brand new model, sooner than expected.
A few days ago, we discovered the final look of the restyled Dacia Duster through stolen pictures widely relayed by social networks. The low cost crossover had just been immortalized by a scoop hunter, without the slightest camouflage covering its body, for the needs of its future official communication campaign.
Obviously, the designers who worked on the restyled Duster assured the bare minimum to develop their baby. As evidenced by the model captured from 3/4 front, theThe shape of the optics and the grille does not change one iota. These elements are content simply to review their interior graphics, in order to do not touch the cutout of the shield and front fenders, completely unchanged. So, the pattern of the air vent sheds smoothly, while the headlights see their light signature inspired by that of the new Sandero, as well as Dacia Spring, characterized by a “Y” shape.
In profile, only the rims revisit their design, failing to be unprecedented. The Duster simply recovers the wheels of the Sandero Stepway, adventurer at heart, and could generalize the color silver gray for its side sill protections. Regarding the rear of the vehicle, no photo can identify any modification, but it is to be feared that only the interior design of the lights will change its style. Here again, a drawing under the sign of the “Y” is expected.
On the contrary, the Dacia Duster could almost completely review its dashboard, although this information remains to be confirmed. Indeed, the Romanian would be able to raise its level of quality, and to fix the design of its cockpit on that of the Sandero, at little cost. Because you should know that the Duster is marketed under the Renault label, on certain foreign markets, where it benefits from an otherwise more modern and opulent dashboard, not unlike that of its little sister. Such an evolution would allow the restyled Duster to compensate for its lack of exterior boldness., in the eyes of its customers, but also to attenuate the “old blow” inflicted on it by the Sandero in terms of modernity, on all floors.
No to hybridization
Especially since the Dacia Duster is still based on a rustic platform, where its youngest enjoys the very latest generation of CMF-B base, inaugurated by the Clio 5. It is therefore very likely that the SUV will renew its offer of current engines, while its hybridization would have been legitimate, at the time when the Pitesti manufacturer is working to electrify its range, via the new Spring. Many will regret that the restyled Duster deprives itself of the classic hybrid E-Tech engine (not rechargeable) which makes the happiness of the Clio, at a reasonable price.
See you in 2023
For the Dacia Duster to finally pass this milestone, it will have to wait a few more years, until it passes the torch with the third generation. But maybe not that long after all, because its replacement could be anticipated to take place in 2023, just six years after the launch of the current model. An acceleration of the calendar which perhaps explains the small budget envelope that seems to have been allocated to the facelift of the Duster, in 2021, Dacia probably projecting itself with more ambition over the next two years.
New Dacia Duster price
Unveiled next june, the restyled Dacia Duster should quickly enter the brand’s showrooms, by the start of the school year. On the price side, after having suffered some inflationary surges, recently, one of the most affordable SUVs on the market could maintain its price list in balance, with an entry ticket faithful to the 12,490 € currently claimed.
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