During the presentation of the new Dacia Sandero, the product manager of the Romanian brand announced a great first, the preview of the new generation of the Duster. A movement that forces the brand to implement a facelift earlier than planned, and that we will see in the summer of 2021 with important news thanks to a leak.
The Dacia Duster 2021 already underway. The Romanian brand is working on an improvement of one of its star models, which will be presented next summer. Dacia has been forced to rectify its initially foreseen plans after Marc Suss, product manager of the Pitesti brand, surprised those present at the presentation conference of the new Sandero with a very interesting statement: the third generation of the Duster will arrive in 2024.
We know what will be unveiled in the second half of 2023 and that it will reach dealerships in the first half of 2024, so it will not maintain the eight years that the normal life cycle lasts for Dacia models. This advance also implies updating with the relevant facelift to the model currently on sale., and will be produced next summer, so the first units will reach customers before the end of 2021.
Leaked Renault document confirming the news of the Dacia Duster 2021 / Worldscoop
The Dacia Duster 2021 will have important mechanical improvements
A leak of an official Renault document confirms this point, while also revealing some of the novelties that will accompany the exterior image wash, the just in the front to adopt the new brand image debuted on the Logan and Sandero. Improvements that will not translate into the same proportion in the interior, given that the electrical network – and electronics – on board will not admit the equipment of the utility vehicles, which have been developed on the CMF platform.
What the leaked internal document has confirmed is that The 2021 Duster will once again feature the EDC 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The line drawn up in French confirms this: “take advantage of the restyling of the Duster and the return of an EDC gearbox, a key argument for customers in the C-SUV segment.”
Although there is no official confirmation in this regard, it is expected that the new automatic transmission is especially associated with gasoline engines, regardless of this combination in diesel. A way also to redirect customers towards this fuel taking into account that in the third generation of the Duster the diesels will be replaced by hybrid versions “E-Tech”.
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