The Dacia Duster could soon be available as a bigger seven-seater model, possibly badged the Grand Duster. If reports are to be believed, Dacia is preparing to release this new model in 2018 to compete with the likes of the Kia Sorento, Nissan X-Trail and Renault Kadjar. Continue reading for whatever we know so far.
2018 Dacia Grand Duster Design
No authorities pictures of the seven-seat Grand Duster have actually been launched, but we don’t expect it to differ substantially from the recently facelifted five-seat model. The front bumper needs to feature the current car’s modified headlights and grille but the most substantial distinction will be a noticeably extended rear end and raised roofline to accommodate the third row of seats.
2018 Dacia Grand Duster Interior
Beside 2 additional seats, we don’t anticipate the brand-new Duster’s interior to be greatly customized from that of the current car. It will probably feature a simple utilitarian design with raw materials and features. The equipment recently provided on the faceifted Duster, including a DAB digital radio, ought to also feature on this new seven-seat model. Fold the 3rd row of seats away, and this new car will reportedly boast a load bay of approximately 650 litres. Its carrying capacity will be significantly decreased with all 7 seats in place, nevertheless.
2018 Dacia Grand Duster Engines
The brand-new Duster will probably feature the same selection of engines as the present five-seat model. Three Renault-sourced units, a 1.6-litre fuel, a 1.2-litre turbo and a 1.5-litre diesel, ought to deliver fuel economy in between 40-50mpg. In terms of improvement, we hope the Duster’s surprisingly comfy ride is unaltered in its larger sibling.
2018 Dacia Grand Duster Price and Release Date
Dacia hasn’t released any main information, but the 2018 Dacia Grand Duster is anticipated to strike display rooms in 2018. We expect it to damage the similarity the Renault Kadjar and Kia Carens so entry-level models need to cost less than ₤ 18,000.