What is it?
The Dacia Duster Black Edition was originally a one-off model that was created to celebrate the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Reputedly 'overwhelming' interest in it at the event, however, led Dacia to put the model in to production.
Cosmetic changes for the Black Edition include a distinctive brushed metal-look black vinyl wrap and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside you'll find upgraded trim in the form of a leather interior, while the Dacia's kit levels are bolstered by the addition of a Kenwood infotainment system. This adds sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, a USB connection and DVD playback to the Duster's relatively spartan kit list.
The Black Edition is available on two-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive versions of the Duster Ambiance and Lauréate models. Opting for the pack adds a substantial £5390 to the list price, however, which escalates the cost of even the cheapest model to £16,985. That's almost the same as an entry-level 2.0-litre diesel Skoda Yeti.
More alarmingly, if you opt for one of the four-wheel-drive models - as tested - the price hovers perilously close to the £20,000 mark. Suddenly, the Dacia seems very expensive.