2014 Dacia Duster facelift detailed [videos]

Gains 1.2 TCe 125 engine

Dacia has disclosed additional details and images with the 2014 Duster facelift which premieres this week at IAA in Frankfurt.

The most important change is the addition of a more powerful 4-cylinder, 1.2-liter TCe 125 gasoline engine which will be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox. It provides 90 percent of the maximum torque from 1,500 rpm and enables the off-roader to have a fuel consumption of just 6 liters / 100 km (39.2 mpg US or 47 mpg UK).

The interior cabin has gone through a major overhaul and as we expected it was carried over from the second-gen Logan/Sandero with minor changes. Upper-spec models are fitted with the MEDIA NAV infotainment system which provides support for a Bluetooth connection. Dacia decided to move the electric window controls from the center dashboard to the doors, with the ones on the driver's side benefiting from one-touch mode. Also on the inside there are four new upholstery options (including leather), redesigned seats and a reinforced rear bench seat back.

The 2014 Dacia Duster facelift will be offered with an "Adventure" exterior pack that has flared wheel arches and door-sill protectors, along with an "Off-road" pack which brings satin chrome side bars and a bull bar. New accessories available include an anti-theft system, fire extinguisher kit, child seat and snow chains.

More details are provided in the attached press release.

Source: Dacia


• The exterior design of New Dacia Duster has been upgraded to underline its go-anywhere style, while the interior has been completely redesigned with a new dashboard and new upholsteries.

• New Dacia Duster features more equipment and better value for the same price, with the following new equipment and features: Dacia MEDIA NAV, cruise control/speed limiter, rear park assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) fitted as standard on Euro 5 versions, even higher quality, new styling, and improved modularity. All for the unchanged starting price of €10,4901.
• The new TCe 125 petrol engine significantly reduces the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of New Dacia Duster, with just 6.0 l2 /100 km.
• New Dacia Duster retains all the qualities behind the success of Duster, including impressive versatility, all-terrain abilities for the 4x2 version and off-road abilities for the 4x4 version, as well as unrivalled spaciousness for money.
• New Dacia Duster comes with a three-year/100,000-km warranty, as do all the vehicles in the Dacia range.

Upgrade outside, revolution inside The upgraded New Dacia Duster builds on the the styling features which have contributed to its phenomenal success, while taking on more emphatic 4x4 design cues.

Emphatic 4x4 looks
The front end has been upgraded, with a redesigned grille, adorned by two chrome-plated strips and housing a new, lower-set air intake and new double-optic headlights with daytime running lights. The upgrades underscore the car’s on-road stance and robust, “go-anywhere” character. “We built on the appeal of the original model and its proportions. Identity components such as the grille have been modernized. We have also strengthened the 4x4 cues of the vehicle, while keeping all its useful features. New Duster gets an even stronger character while retaining its initial DNA.” David Durand, Head of Styling for the Entry range New Duster-labeled roof bars with slatted supports underline the car’s SUV character, while new 16-inch “Dark Metal” alloy wheels and “Mud and Snow” tires revitalize the profile of New Dacia Duster. At the back, new lights echo the styling cues of the front end, notably though the use of chrome. A chrome-plated tailpipe and new “4WD” lettering round out the exterior styling changes and further boost the car’s personality. Comète Grey body paint is now available on New Dacia Duster.

Big changes inside
The interior design of New Dacia Duster has been significantly upgraded to deliver on the promise of its exterior styling even more. It eschews family hatchback cues to wholeheartedly embrace the world of SUVs. The new, entirely redesigned dashboard features a center-mounted console flanked by two vertical structural components that underline the robust feel of the whole. Moving further upmarket, New Dacia Duster comes with four new upholstery choices, including
leather. Comfort has been enhanced through new-design seats and a reinforced rear bench seat back. The darker cabin colors emphasize the strong character of New Dacia Duster and its sound 4x4 credentials.  Inside and out, New Dacia Duster reasserts its go-anywhere style.

To underscore the design and abilities of New Duster, Dacia offers customers extensive personalization possibilities through a comprehensive range of accessories. Stronger 4x4 styling Two special packs are available to further emphasize the outdoor look of New Dacia Duster and express all of its personality. The “Adventure” pack includes flared wheelarches and door-sill protectors, while the “Off-road” pack features a satin chrome side bars and a bull bar

Accessories that make everyday life easier
New protection components inside New Dacia Duster extend the vehicle’s leisure possibilities, with a range of protective mats for trunk and cabin, a luggage protection grille between the trunk and the back seats, and seat covers. Additional equipment includes crosswise roof bars, supporting up to 100 kg, and a loading tray. Comfort and peace of mind For even more comfort and peace of mind, New Dacia Duster is now available with front parking sensors, adding to an already comprehensive range of safety accessories that includes a fire extinguisher kit, an anti-theft system, snow chains and a child seat.

New equipment and enhanced features, all at Dacia prices
New Duster comes with new equipment and features, all at classic Dacia prices. The upgraded model gets multimedia technology and even more practical customer features. Multimedia comes on board - Dacia MEDIA NAV, a complete multimedia system including Bluetooth connectivity and sat nav, is now available on New Dacia Duster (depending on the trim level). Dacia Plug&Radio, the essential multimedia system, is a simple and effective technology comprising a radio, an MP3-compatible CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and integrated jack and USB sockets.  Useful equipment in a well-thought out interior New Dacia Duster features new, useful equipment, including a cruise control/speed limiter, rear parking sensors (on some versions), motion auto-lock, and an exterior temperature display. The electric window controls, now located on the doors, are equipped with one-touch mode on the driver’s side. New Dacia Duster has even more cabin space and trunk volume, the latter measuring 475 liters (depending on the version). The new model can carry objects of up to 2.70 meters long with the rear bench folded down and boasts as much as 3.3 liters of extra interior storage space. A new removable luggage shelf offers easy access to the contents of the trunk and helps to better organize storage.

New active safety equipment…
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is fitted as standard on New Dacia Duster (Euro 5 models). The system keeps the vehicle on course in the toughest conditions, when avoiding obstacles, losing grip in bends and driving on slippery surfaces. Also fitted as standard, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) rounds out the ABS anti-lock braking system. 428 liters for 4x4 models with tire repair kit; 378 liters for 4x4 models with spare wheel. …and passive safety equipment To bring all occupants excellent safety, New Dacia Duster is equipped (from the first Euro 5 trim level) with front driver and passenger airbags, as well as side head-and-chest airbags. Drivers and front-seat passengers having forgotten to buckle up are alerted by a visual and
audible signal (Euro 5 versions). The back seats are fitted with Isofix anchor points for the simple and safe attachment of baby and child seats.  New Dacia Duster comes with a cruise control/speed limiter (depending on the version), controlled via the central fascia (system activation) and steering wheel (speed setting).

Engine range extended for extra versatility and performance
New TCe 125 petrol engine
The TCe 125 petrol engine is making its debut on New Dacia Duster. The TCe 125, a four-cylinder 1.2 liter direct-injection turbo, offers 90% of maximum torque from just 1,500 rpm. The new powerplant is high-performance and economical, with low
running costs. Fuel consumption is a frugal 6.0 l5/100km, while the lifetime-lasting timing belt is maintenance-free. The TCe 125 is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox The other engines The 105 hp, 16V 1.6-liter engine still powers 4x2 and 4x4 models and in some countries is available in a petrol-CNG version for lower running costs. New Dacia Duster is available with two versions of the 1.5 dCi powerplant, with 90 hp or 110 hp.

Reduced fuel consumption with the Eco Mode function and Gear Shift Indicator Eco Mode (available on some versions) helps drivers to reduce their fuel consumption. When activated, the system locks in to specific driving settings that limit engine performance and thermal comfort in respect of acceptable comfort levels for drivers and passengers. The Gear Shift Indicator (GSI) uses visual signals to inform drivers of the best moment to shift up or down to reduce fuel consumption and, in turn, CO2 emissions.

Acoustic comfort
The acoustics on New Dacia Duster have been significantly improved. Driving comfort is enhanced by better cabin soundproofing, with considerable work having gone in to reducing road, wind and engine noise. Combined-cycle fuel consumption, currently under homologation. A hardworking compact SUV Perfectly sized New Dacia Duster keeps the same compact body proportions – 4.31 m long and 2 m wide6 for impressive agility. Sitting high up, drivers get excellent visibility and can see obstacles coming, making for optimum safety. A real off-roader New Dacia Duster is ideal for off-road and tracks use with its reinforced underbody, high ground clearance and off-roader approach angles.

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Good News !
Sep 9, 2013 8:40 am
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Can anyone explain why the Renault badge in the steering wheel, if it's a Dacia? :D (i know it's basically a Renault and owned by the same, still, to do a mistake on a vehicle presentation...)
Sep 9, 2013 7:05 am
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my guess would be that it is a pre-production model.Another possibility would be that it is from a model sold in a different country. The Dacias are sold as Renaults in some markets.
Sep 9, 2013 7:09 am
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Yes, i know, South America being the main territory, so i guess they mixed up the photos... still, a few minutes correcting in Photoshop would work like a charm. :)
Sep 9, 2013 7:49 am
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Sep 9, 2013 3:49 am
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I suppose this seems like a good car if you are used to driving a horse carriage. anyone who has no sense of humor and cannot laugh about their own country should dislike this comment immediately
Sep 9, 2013 3:47 am
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... hmmm ... considering the overwhelming and unexpected success in the whole Western Europe this brand has (mainly in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and now UK, etc), for a brand initially developed for emerging markets, It seems that all of those buyers were used to drive horse carriages... hmmm ... so following your amazing logic it looks like these countries are underdeveloped alongside Sudan, Botswana, Chad, etc... interesting... so I guess there are some new developments in the world's geopolitics... and I missed that :(
Sep 9, 2013 12:23 pm
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Ever heard of this strange thing called a joke. these "jokes" for some bizarre reason often defy logic and reality. but such a stern chap like yourself will probably not find it nowhere near as funny as that remarkably ironic comparison with other underdeveloped countries. I wish I would have thought of the name freeway too. It’s so refreshingly unique and original.
Sep 10, 2013 4:06 am
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