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Brand New Dacia Duster 1.0 TCe 100 Access 5dr

Available at Dacia branches
From £11,745
£249 deposit
£239.50 per month

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Dusk sensorEco mode
Electric power assisted steeringOn board computer, odometer, trip computer, average fuel consumption, average speed, service indicator, outside temperature gauge
Rev counterSpeed limiter
Stop/start system 

Entertainment

Pre-wiring for accessory-fit radio and speaker system 

Exterior Features

3 speed windscreen wipersBlack door handles
Black door mirrorsBlack longitudinal roof bars
Black side sillsBody coloured front and rear bumpers
Chrome front grilleDouble optic headlights
Electric front windowsHeated rear window
High level third rear brake lightLED daytime running lights
Manual rear windowsManually adjustable door mirrors
Rear wash/wipeSolid paint
Tailgate trim with satin chrome Duster inscription in black backgroundTinted windows

Interior Features

3 rear height adjustable headrests4 speed heating and ventilation with air recirculation
Bainite cloth upholsteryBoot light
Gear shift indicatorHeight adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable steering wheelIsofix points for child seats in both outer rear seats
Matt black front door handlesMatt black rear door handles
One-piece folding rear bench seat 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS and Emergency brake assist
ASR traction control with Electronic stability controlChild locks on rear doors
Door open warningDriver airbag
Driver and passenger seatbelt not fastened - visual and audible warningFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbeltsTyre pressure monitor

Security

Remote central lockingThatcham approved engine immobiliser

Trim

Black air vent surroundBlack instrument dial surrounds
Matt black central console fasciaMatt black central console surround

Wheels

16" steel wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)128Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue 

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power100
Coin DescriptionTCeCoin SeriesAccess
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713E
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

Engine Power - BHP100Engine Power - KW74
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT192Engine Torque - MKG26.5
Engine Torque - NM260Engine Torque - RPM2000

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Tyre Size Front217/65 R16Tyre Size Rear217/65 R16
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Length4341Width1804
Width (including mirrors)2052 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1725
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1623Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)445
Max. Loading Weight534Max. Towing Weight - Braked1100
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked630Minimum Kerbweight1191
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.72
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Dacia Duster

The second generation Dacia Duster continues to offer a trendy compact 5-door SUV Crossover for supermini money. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

A new car for the price of a second hand one is always a tempting prospect and when it's as smartly styled and capable as Dacia's Duster, the concept becomes particularly appealing. Undercutting rival models in the small SUV segment by an enormous amount, this Romanian budget brand uses proven Renault engineering to create a very likeable product that could prove ideal as back-up family transport. This second generation version gets more technology and a bit of extra polish, otherwise, the basic recipe's pretty much unchanged. Dig down the back of the sofa for some money and join the queue to try one.

Background

The original Duster SUV was the car that really built the Dacia brand. Launched in 2009, it was far better than any model in this class had a right to be for less than £10,000 but it did have a few rough edges - enough to keep some buyers in the compact SUV segment loyal to more established brands. You always felt that if this Renault-owner manufacturer could add a bit of extra quality, technology and polish to this value-orientated recipe, then it would be well set. We're told that this is exactly what's happened in creation of this second generation model. There are now features that Dacia buyers won't be used to - things like climate control, curtain airbags, blindspot warning, keyless entry and much more. And it's all been put together with a bit more love. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

Cut back on cost and you also cut back on expectations. Admit it - you didn't think the Duster was going to be any good at all to drive. It may well come as quite a surprise then, to learn that the market consensus in Europe, where this car has been a huge sales success, is that this Dacia has the sort of ride/handling compromise that would shame rivals many thousands of pounds more expensive. Engine-wise, first up is the 0.9-litre Tce 100hp unit familiar from other compact Renault and Dacia models. It's a decent choice, far more efficient than the old Sce 75 unit and offering a lot more pulling power. There's also a more modern 1.3-litre Tce turbo petrol unit, available with either 130 or 150hp. If you need more torque, you'll be directed towards the 1.5-litre Blue dCi 115hp diesel. The Tce 150 and Blue dCi diesel units can be ordered mated to 4WD. There's also a 1.0-litre petrol turbo Bi-Fuel LPG engine option. The 4x4 set-up is the same Nissan-engineered three-mode system as was in the previous model, selectable via a rotary controller in front of the gear stick. Most of the time you'll be in '2WD', but in wet or icy conditions, there's the peace of mind of being able to switch seamlessly to 'Auto' so that extra traction will automatically cut in when necessary. For mud-plugging meanwhile, you'll want to keep all wheels turning permanently by switching to the 'Lock' setting.

Design and Build

Though this second generation Duster model looks familiar, Dacia says that not one body panel has been carried over from the previous generation car. A redesigned bonnet flows into a more distinctive grille extending to the head lights that makes the car look wider. This is flanked by a more distinctive lighting signature that includes LED daytime running lamps. A larger, mass-coloured, scratch-resistant front skid plate reinforces Duster's adventurer credentials. A higher belt line adds to the impression of robustness and protection while the windscreen has been brought forward 100mm and is more steeply raked, which makes the cabin appear more spacious. Ah yes, the cabin. That's been redesigned too. The smarter centre console accommodates a higher-positioned MediaNav multimedia touchscreen display viewed from more supportive seats. The window glass is thicker for greater refinement and there's extra cabin storage too. Of course, if you look for them, there are signs of cost-cutting, but everything's been decently put together and the boot's a decent size, offering 445 litres for the 2WD version and 376 litres for the 4WD variant. That's the same as the old model. As for rear seat accommodation, well, there's actually more space here than you'd find in most compact 4x4s, with reasonable levels of head, leg and shoulder room for two and, on shorter journeys, even for three.

Market and Model

While the thought of owning a trendy compact SUV/Crossover-style model for less than £11,500 might be the thing that gets people into Dacia showrooms, the car that satisfied prospective buyers end up driving out of them will probably require a very differently-sized cheque. Still one though, that'll offer a considerable saving on comparable models from other brands. Dacia's ethos is to keep things simple and no-nonsense - so the line-up is no different. There are five trim levels to choose from; 'Access', 'Essential', 'Comfort', 'SE Twenty' and 'Prestige'. 'Access trim', available from just over £11,000, features 16-inch steel wheels, electric front windows - and not a lot else. You'll probably want at least to find the £1,500 premium for 'Essential' trim, which adds 16-inch 'Fidji' steel wheels, body coloured front and rear bumpers, manual air conditioning, a DAB radio with steering-column mounted controls and Bluetooth connectivity. 'Comfort' spec adds 16-inch 'Cyclade' alloy wheels, a front-seat armrest, a leather steering wheel, a rear parking camera and sensors, electric rear windows, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, MediaNav 7" touchscreen multimedia system with navigation and an on-board computer. The 'Prestige' version gives you 17-inch 'Diamond-cut' alloy wheels, a multi-view camera, blind spot warning, climate control and keyless entry.

Cost of Ownership

You'll find the Duster not only inexpensive to buy but similarly cheap to keep on the road. Let's get to the WLTP-rated figures. The base TCe 100 petrol model manages up to 46.3mpg on the combined cycle and 138g/km of CO2. For the TCe 130 and TCe 150 4x2 variants, the figures are 42.8mpg and 149g/km. For the TCe 150 4x4, it's 39.2mpg and 162g/km. For the Blue dCi 4x2, it's 57.7mpg and 128g/km. And for the Blue dCi 115 4x4, it's 51.3mpg and 145g/km. All Dacia models can now also be ordered in LPG form, badged 'Tce 100 Bi-Fuel', featuring a 1.0-litre turbocharged dual-fuel powertrain combining petrol and LPG capabilities. As for peace of mind, well Dacia has chosen to cock a snook at the Koreans by - and I quote - 'deciding not to force buyers into paying a premium for a longer warranty they might not want'. You may disagree, but at least if you do, you've the option of extending the standard 3 year/60,000 mile cover with an affordably-priced five or seven year policy.

Summary

The afforable Dacia Duster SUV is a freshing change to the way that new cars are often a lot more expensive than perhaps they need to be, especially in fashionable market sectors like those for Crossover 4x4s. It's a trend manufacturers try and justify with high technology that's certainly very impressive but which many buyers neither appreciate nor really want. These are the people being targeted here by what continues to be a very clever package indeed, one that gives you almost everything you need - and nothing you don't. The things it can't offer - cutting edge handling, hi-tech equipment levels and a soft-touch trendy cabin - become irrelevant when you consider the asking price. A figure that in 4x4 models buys you off road ability that betters that of some rivals costing nearly twice as much. And in whatever guise you choose, you'll find a Duster smartly styled, practically finished and affordable to run. Enough to make it a better bet than a late, low mileage second hand Crossover/4x4 rival? Many will think so.

Performance
50%
Handling
50%
Comfort
50%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
50%
Value
90%
Equipment
60%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Hire purchase

Monthly payment£239.50
Deposit£249
Term (months)60
Fixed interest rate5%
Cash price£11,745
Credit amount£11,496
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£14,620
Representative APR9.5%
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