The new Dacia Duster model that was officially launched this week, keeps the elements that made known the 2010 model, but also brings a series of novelties mostly related to the exterior design of the car, engine and interior, with the starting price being 10,900, VAT included, the marketing director for the Dacia and Renault brands, Mihai Bordeaun, stated.
According to the commercial director of Dacia, Thomas Dubruel, the price for the entry model (the Access version) will be 10,900 euros, VAT included, while the best equipped model of the series (Laureate 4x4 Diesel, 110 HP) will cost 17,000 euros, all taxes included.
Related to the engine, Dubruel said that the new Duster will have the best of the engines so far used for the Dacia series, a turbocharged gasoline engine — 1.2TCe with 125 HP, with average fuel consumption 6.2 liters/100 km.
The new series Dacia Duster will have three trim levels (Acces, Ambiance and Laureate) and it will use four types of engines. Besides the 1.2 TCe propeller, it will be also available the 1.6 16 V (105 HP) gasoline block and the Diesel 1.5 dCI of 90 and 100 HP engines.
These elements will ensure an 'invincible' price-possibilities-interior design report and they will contribute to Mioveni-based plant reaching a record of more than 340,000 units in 2013, according to company officials. They also remarked that, while the Romanian car market dropped 11 percent, the Dacia sales increased by 8 percent since the beginning of the year.
Currently, Dacia Duster is the bestselling model of the company, with more than 470,000 units produced between 2010 and 2013.
According to statistics made available by APIA, Dacia produced 81,725 Duster units January through September this year and exported 89,594 of them. AGERPRES