Next-generation SUV is larger than current model; it’s expected to arrive in just over a year's time

Dacia is testing its next-generation Duster on public roads ahead of the car’s market launch in 2018.

The new SUV model will be larger and more spacious than the car it replaces, while its exterior gets an evolved design.

See official pictures of the new Dacia Duster here

In order to retain its moniker as one of the cheapest cars on sale, the base model Duster will have plastic bumpers and wheel arch surrounds. Higher-spec models will be available with painted trim.

Autocar’s sources have dismissed rumours that the new car will be available with a seven-seat option.

Like the current car, the next Duster will share parts with other cars from Dacia's parent company Renault-Nissan. It will likely be based on a developed version of the current car’s structure, and retain a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

The next Duster looks on course to arrive in summer 2018, with entry-level prices remaining below the £10,000 mark. The current Duster costs from £9495.

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Dacia Duster

The Dacia Duster is a no-nonsense machine that wears its bargain price tag like a badge of honour. And we can’t help liking it for that.

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6 June 2017
If the new Dacia will not be 5 star safe, then safer used cars are still more recommended.

6 June 2017
If the do nothing else to it just please redesign the back end, they are an eyesore to follow. I'd have once considered one if it was more visually appealing. If it looked like a giant Sandero Stepway that would be no bad thing.

6 June 2017
I hope they don't just adopt the generic SUV style with the flicked up side window like so many other unimaginative manufacturers have done. The present Duster may not be the most sophisticated to look at, but its simple chunkiness fits with the brands value principles.

6 June 2017
I hope they don't rust like the fourteen month old I read about whose Doors had rust on them.

Peter Cavellini.

6 June 2017
Breaks Cover? No it doesn't. You caught it in camo where there is nothing much to see. Instead of writing click bait titles, sort out your SHíT commenting system. You guys suck. Thank god for the internet and hundreds of other car blogs.

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6 June 2017
Breaks Cover? No it doesn't. You caught it in camo where there is nothing much to see. Instead of writing click bait titles, sort out your SHíT commenting system. You guys suck. Thank god for the internet and hundreds of other car blogs.

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