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Brand New 68 Plate Dacia Duster1.6 SCe Comfort 5dr

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From £13,195
£194 deposit
£194 per month
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control + speed limiterEco mode
Multi function trip computerOutside temperature gauge
PASRev counter
Service interval indicatorStop/start system

Entertainment

4x20W radio/MP3 with aux inputDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

3 speed windscreen wipersBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesChrome front grille
Chrome trim on tailgateDark metal door mirrors
Daytime running lightsDouble optic headlights
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront door sill tread strips
Front fog lightsHeated rear window
Rear wash/wipeSatin chrome roof bars
Satin chrome scuff platesSatin chrome side sills
Tinted windows 

Interior Features

3 rear height adjustable headrests60/40 split folding rear seat
Boot lightChrome effect insert to gearknob
Chrome steering wheel logo surroundDriver's seat height adjustment
Fabric door trimFront reading lights
Front seat back map pocketsGear shift indicator
Glovebox lightHeating/ventilation unit with 4 speed fan
Height adjustable front headrestsHeight adjustable steering wheel
Isofix on 2nd row outer seatsLeather steering wheel
Manual air conditioningPassenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Rear reading lightsSatin chrome interior door handles
Satin chrome steering wheel inserts 

Safety

ABS + EBD + EBAChild locks on rear doors
Door open warningDriver/Front Passenger airbags
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction controlFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensionersFront seatbelt unfastened audible+visual warnings
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTyre pressure monitor

Security

Automatic door lockingEngine immobiliser
Remote central locking 

Trim

Black centre consoleChrome air vent surrounds
Chrome instrument dial surroundDark Carbon centre console surround
Piano black decorative inserts
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.168CO2 (g/km)115
HC+NOx0.122Noise Level dB(A)75
NOx0.049Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1461Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)76Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine CodeK9K 666Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves8TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)65.7EC Urban (mpg)62.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power110
Coin DescriptiondCi 110Coin SeriesLAUREATE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EVehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.8Engine Power - BHP109
Engine Power - KW80Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG26.5Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed105

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/65 R16
Tyre Size Rear215/65 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTYROLWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1625Height (including roof rails)1695
Length4315Wheelbase2673
Width1822Width (including mirrors)2000

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1795
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1636Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)475
Max. Loading Weight550Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked640Minimum Kerbweight1245
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.44
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. There's a choice of two engines, both offering 115hp. First up is the 1.6-litre SCe unit familiar from other compact Renault and Dacia models. It's a decent choice, far more efficient than the old 1.6 offered in the MK1 Duster and offering a lot more pulling power. If you need more grunt, you'll be directed towards the 1.5-litre dCi diesel. Only the SCe petrol variant offers the option of 4WD, 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 £10,000 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 four trim levels to choose from; 'Access', 'Essential', 'Comfort' and 'Prestige'. 'Access trim', available from £9,995, features 16-inch steel wheels, electric front windows - and not a lot else. You'll probably want at least to find the £1,600 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 top '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. Or at least you will providing you avoid the relatively old-tech 1.6-litre SCe 115 petrol model. In front wheel drive form, this delivers an unremarkable combined cycle figure of 43.4mpg. This takes a dive to 40.7mpg should you opt for the four-wheel drive chassis. Emissions are 149 and 158g/km for two and four-wheel drive petrol models respectively. For some buyers though, only a diesel will do. With a Dacia 1.5-litre dCi, you'll see 64.2mpg from a front-driver (the only variant available) and 115g/km of CO2. 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

So. Here's the bottom line. 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
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
60%
Value
100%
Equipment
50%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£194
Deposit£194
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.57%
Cash price£13,195
Credit amount£12,751
Guaranteed future value£6027.56
Total amount payable£15,533.56
Dacia deposit£250
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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