Dacia Duster given facelift, still not coming to Australia

Dacia has given its Duster SUV a facelift to make it look a little more butch and a little bit more bling, which is odd for the cheap-as-chips entry-level brand.


Dacia isn’t saying too much about any mechanical or tech package changes prior to the official reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Exterior changes run to a new grille, head- and tail-lights, badges, 16-inch alloy wheels, and new daytime driving lights that seem to be LED units.

The current Dacia Duster range kicks off at £8,995 (AU$15,300) for a car with a 77kW/148Nm 1.6-litre petrol engine, 5-speed manual (no automatic option), front-wheel drive, 16-inch steel wheels, front and side airbags for the front seat passengers, tyre reinflation kit (no spare wheels), fan (but no air conditioning), and electric front wheels.

As you can see below the Duster is larger than the A$23,490 Holden Trax.

Dimensions

Length: 4,316mm
Height: 1,630mm
Wheelbase: 2,673mm
Ground clearance: 205mm

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]