Dacia Duster UK Price


Dacia proved it is possible to make a SUV with four doors, big boot and everything, for as little as £8,995. That is of course for the 4×2 model, but don’t’ worry the 4×4 costs no more than £10,995. It is the UK’s most affordable 4×4.

And don’t think they’ve don this by giving the car less equipment than a prison cell. In spite of eye-catching entry model prices, contrary to what one might expect, a significant proportion of Western European buyers tend to treat themselves. Most tend to plump for top-of-the-range versions such as the Laureate, which offers alloy wheels, air conditioning and electric windows and mirrors, all for the price of a mid-range supermini. Only the range topping model gets air conditioning, but that loaded model is priced at just under 15 grand, which is still pretty damn good.

In the UK, Duster will be available with a choice of two tried and tested Renault Group engines, the 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5 dCi diesel. The former gives fuel economy of 39.8 mpg (35.3 in 4×4) andCO2emissions of 165g/km (185g/km 4×4).

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Pricing and specs:

Kicking off Britain’s most affordable new SUV range is the Access, starting at £8,995 on-the-road (4×2). The 4×4 version costs a jaw-dropping £10,995, the cheapest 4×4 SUV by several thousand pounds. Available with a 105hp 1.6-litre petrol engine in either 4×2 or 4×4 guise, the entry point to Duster ownership offers a compelling proposition. Standard exterior features on the five-seater include, 16” steel wheels and longitudinal roof bars, while on the inside, the high-selling model offers electric front windows, four airbags, height adjustable steering wheel and ISOFIX points on the outer rear seats. An emergency spare wheel is also fitted free-of-charge to 4×4 versions. ABS and Emergency Brake Assist, plus remote central locking are also core features, together with radio and speaker pre-wiring.

Moving up the range brings value-seekers to Ambiance. Prices for the likely second best-selling trim level in the UK start at £11,495, rising to £13,495. Naturally, the £2,500 price walk gives customers a heightened specification as well as the enhanced performance and economy of a diesel powerplant. Among its biggest draws are a 4x20W radio/CD with AUX, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and steering-column mounted fingertip controls, plus body coloured bumpers, 60/40 split folding rear seats, front fog lights and height adjustable driver’s seat.

The flagship of the Duster range in the UK, and the expected best-seller accounting for around two thirds of orders, will be Lauréate, although costing only £12,995 to £14,995, buyers could be forgiven for thinking that it’s a pricing error.

The premium for the top-seller brings several key draws. Among them are 16” alloy wheels, air conditioning, electric rear windows, leather steering wheel and trip computer. The styling inside and out also moves up a notch, with satin chrome for the roof bars, scuff plates, side sills and door handles. Body coloured, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors also appear. In the cabin, piano black detailing adds a touch of class throughout, specifically on on the door handles, centre console surround, plus steering wheel and door panel inserts.

As well as its tempting equipment feature, as a compact SUV, Duster naturally provides plenty of passenger and load space. Its well-proportioned boot gives a 475-litre space (408 litres in 4×4 with spare wheel), while optimum load space once the rear seats are dropped climbs to an impressive 1,636 litres. More than enough for several dogs, a sizable amount of leisure equipment, or even the kitchen sink.

Duster – range overview

Trim level Version Insurance Group OTR Price
Access 1.6 105 4×2 7P £8,995
  1.6 105 4×4 7P £10,995
Ambiance 1.5 dCi 110 4×2 10P £11,495
  1.5 dCi 110 4×4 10P £13,495
Laureate 1.5 dCi 110 4×2 10P £12,995
  1.5 dCi 110 4×4 10P £14,995
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