The new generation of Dacia’s SUV is on the way and it looks like the changes will be much more significant than the previous. To remind you, the original model appeared in 2010, while the 2017 redesign brought lots of changes but continued to ride on the same B0 platform. That won’t be the case anymore, as the all-new 2024 Dacia Duster will get a complete overhaul. It will ride on a new platform and also come with all kinds of upgrades and updates. All in all, we expect it to be even more competitive than the outgoing generation.
The new platform will open up all kinds of new possibilities, including the new all-wheel-drive system. Naturally, we will see a completely new styling, along with the new cabin. Big novelties are expected under the hood as well. The new Duster probably won’t go all-electric, but a hybrid version is a certain thing.
2024 Dacia Duster Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 Dacia Duster will receive a complete overhaul. At this point, we don’t know all the details but we are pretty sure that the old B0 platform will be replaced with the new one. That should be the CMF-B platform, which already underpins a couple of new Dacia models, such as Sander and Logan. Of course, it should bring all kinds of improvements, starting from better ride quality. Furthermore, it will allow the implementation of new, electrified powertrains.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the new platform also means a new AWD system. The current 4WD was developed a long time ago by Nissan and although it offers impressive performance, it needs updates. That’s why the Romanian carmaker works on a new one, which will be adapted to the new platform and provide even better performance.
Naturally, one of the biggest novelties of this redesign will be the new styling. Things will be notably different compared to the current model. According to the latest reports, the new model will look bolder and more muscular. Moreover, renderings already appeared and they show a styling that clearly takes inspiration from the Bister Concept.
Besides the new aesthetics, the new 2024 Dacia Duster could also feature bigger dimensions. At this point, details are still unknown but we presume the new model could feature a slightly bigger size. This refers to the wheelbase as well, though these increases should be minor. For reference, the outgoing model is 4320mm long, 1822mm wide and 1630mm high, while the wheelbase goes around 2673mm.
The original model featured poor interior quality, while the current generation brought significant upgrades. We expect the third generation to make things even better and offer a cabin that will be competitive with more expensive models from more renowned brands.
Therefore, we count on more attractive aesthetics, as well as on nicer materials. Furthermore, we count on all kinds of new tech goodies, including a new infotainment screen, new connectivity features etc.
As the exterior dimensions probably won’t get significantly bigger, we may presume that the amount of passenger space will remain quite similar as well. The same thing is with the cargo area.
2024 Dacia Duster Engines
This SUV is offered in various markets, so it’s no wonder it comes with several engine options on offer. Many of them should carry on in the new generation, starting from the capable 1.3-liter turbo-four petrol unit. The diesel version is still uncertain but most experts believe that the good-old 1.5-liter unit will find its place in the new model, at least in Europe.
On the other hand, the biggest novelty should be the hybrid powertrain. According to some sources, the 2024 Dacia Duster could come with the same setup as Nissan Juke Hybrid, which would mean a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol unit in a combination with an electric motor. The petrol unit puts out 93 horsepower, while the electric motor is good for 48 horses and comes coupled with a 1.2-kWh battery. The same combination is available with a bigger 9.8-kWh battery and a plug-in hybrid setup.
When it comes to fuel economy, we presume that the ratings for the turbo-four petrol would remain pretty similar to the current generation, which is good for about 6L/100km in a combined ride. On the other hand, the good-old 1.5-liter dCi turbodiesel offers a pretty impressive 5L/100km combined. Of course, fuel consumption ratings for the hybrid models would also be pretty impressive.