Dacia is preparing an updated Duster for next week's Frankfurt Motor Show according to parent company Renault. The facelifted version of this popular SUV features a refreshed front fascia, with a different grille and lower intake, as well as revised "double-optic" headlights. Strangely, the Duster, which is from Renault's budget-minded, Romanian sub-brand, looks thoroughly high class with its new face. 16-inch wheels and roof rails, which are emblazoned with the vehicle's name add a bit of rough-and-tumble attitude to the Duster's exterior, while the tail sports revised lighting and a fair amount of chrome trim.
The refreshed Duster follows the debut of the Nissan Terrano, a platform-mate of the rugged Romanian that we covered a few weeks back. We'll be on hand when the new Duster makes its world debut at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show.
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New Dacia Duster. more Duster than ever
New Dacia Duster, presented at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, has been upgraded but retains the design features largely responsible for its success. The new model sports more emphatic 4x4 design cues.
Emphatic 4x4 styling
The front end has been upgraded, with a redesigned grille, adorned by two chrome-plated strips and housing a new, lower-set air intake and new double-optic headlights with daytime running lights. The upgrades underscore the car's on-road stance and robust, "go-anywhere" character.
"We built on the appeal of the original model and its proportions. Identity components such as the grille have been modernized. We have also strengthened the 4x4 cues of the vehicle, while keeping all its useful features. New Duster gets an even stronger character while retaining its initial DNA."
David Durand, Head of Styling for the Entry range
New Duster-labeled roof bars with slatted supports underline the car's SUV character, while new 16-inch "Dark Metal" alloy wheels and "Mud and Snow" tires revitalize the profile of New Dacia Duster.
At the back, new lights echo the styling cues of the front end, notably though the use of chrome. A chrome-plated tail pipe and new "4WD" lettering round out the exterior styling changes and further boost the car's personality.