2024 Dacia Duster TCE 130 Journey

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About the Car

2024 Dacia Duster TCE 130 Journey

The All-New Dacia Duster opens the next chapter in the story of a model that has grown into a standard-setter in the market. It is an all-round icon, encapsulating everything the Dacia brand stands for: ‘Robust and Outdoor’, ‘Essential but Cool’, and ‘Eco-Smart’. Duster was born in 2010, overhauled for the first time in 2017, and rose to the top by rewriting the SUV rulebook.

Duster is a proven success story. In its 14-year-long career, it has been awarded more than 40 accolades, production stands at 2.2 million vehicles and counting, and it is steadily increasing in popularity, ranking as Europe’s best-selling SUV across all segments in the retail market in 2022. Around 1,000 Duster roll off the production lines at Dacia’s plant in Pitesti, Romania, every day – about one every minute!


STRONGER AND MORE ASSERTIVE DESIGN

Dacia has reinvented Duster’s design. It still has the striking looks that propelled the previous generations to the top – especially its solid, sturdy SUV character – but pushes them further with Dacia’s new, distinctive design.

Dacia’s philosophy of providing all the essentials applies to the All-New Duster’s design as much as every other model.

The team started simply, by looking at the cabin, bonnet and wings. Then they assembled them into the whole car to give the model a modern, well-built style, with deliberately taut, self-confident lines.

The simple shapes and volumes add to the design’s power, including the sharp, vertical face, chamfered wheel-arch guards, large tailgate and side windows reaching seamlessly from bow to stern.

The All-New Duster is shielded with a stylish belt wrapping all the way around it. The side underbody shields connect to the hallmarks, then to the wheel-arches, which in turn connect to the front and rear bumpers, making the All-New Duster more robust and ready for the outdoors than ever.

The All-New Duster’s design is consistent, it moves with the times and combines its adventurous character with a more sustainable edge.


  • The front and rear skid plates are dyed in the mass, meaning the plastic is already coloured when it is injected to make the part. Not using paint is both good for the environment and for customers, as scrapes and scratches won’t alter the original colour

  • The side underbody shields, wheel-arch guards, hallmarks, triangles on the front bumper and rear shield tail are made of a sturdy material called Starkle®. Designed by Dacia’s engineers and LyondellBasell’s chemists, the material, which was unveiled on the brand’s Manifesto concept car, is up to 20% recycled. Its composition includes white particles that give it a mottled look, which Dacia decided to display instead of painting.

This feeling also comes from the high, vertical new dashboard. The shape of the air vents, which resemble the wheel arches, adds to the consistent feel.

Like the outside, the inside comes with all the essentials – meaning the features that serve a purpose. A lot of work went into the ergonomics, including the 10.1-inch central screen positioned in the driver’s field of view and at a 10° angle towards them. The new automatic transmission shifter, coupled with the HYBRID 140 engine, is particularly easy to use. The steering wheel’s flattened surfaces at the top and bottom make it exceedingly comfortable to handle.

Lastly, the new ‘Y-shaped signature’ underscores the link between the All-New Duster’s interior and exterior:

  • Inside, the surface of the air vents are Y-shaped (and Copper in the Extreme trim), and the Y also appears around the door-panel armrests. The brand name in the middle of the steering wheel has been replaced with the Dacia logo

  • Outside, the All-New Duster’s head and rear lights are arranged in a Y, and the same shape is visible on the alloy wheels. These are also chrome-free (the way the materials are polished is what gives them their shine)

THE CMF-B PLATFORM BOOSTS PERFORMANCE

The All-New Duster is built on the CMF-B platform, which plays a central role in Dacia’s industrial strategy. This competitive and extremely flexible platform was first used on the latest Sandero models, then on Jogger. It provides all the versatility Dacia needs to optimally deploy its ambitious product plan.

On the CMF-B platform, the All-New Duster has more space for passengers and luggage than the previous generation, while maintaining the same overall length of 4.34 metres. The platform’s advanced engineering also reduces vibration and noise from the road, enhancing driver comfort. It provides a quantum leap in driving pleasure with an unmatched connection to the road.

The CMF-B platform has also embarked the All-New Duster on its journey to electrification as it can accommodate powertrains using mild-hybrid and full-hybrid technologies.

The development of the All-New Duster has significantly improved its dynamic behaviour by optimising the anti-roll bars. By increasing the stiffness, there is a significant reduction in body roll (down 21% in the 4x2), which translates into greater stability when cornering or changing direction. The 4x4 version also benefits (down 17%) for greater visibility on all types of roads. The greater stiffness of the chassis is compensated for during off-road driving by an all-new electronic management system.

Damping settings, power steering ratio and configuration, and tyres have also evolved. They have been reworked to ensure a more precise response in different driving conditions.

Rolling noise is improved by -2dB on average, significantly reducing the overall noise level inside the vehicle and providing a more pleasant driving experience for passengers (-3db equals two times less noise!).

Patrice Lévy Bencheton, Dacia VP Product Performance, explains: “The new CMF-B platform is a key asset to develop the Dacia line-up both today and tomorrow. We can see all its potential on the All-New Duster. It houses high-efficiency electrified powertrains, significantly enhances performance across the board and keeps the appeal and accessibility that have made it a hit.”


ROBUST AND OUTDOOR: THE ALL-NEW DUSTER IS BOLDER THAN EVER

The All-New Duster’s off-road capabilities are unparalleled in the non-expert 4x4 market (“non-expert” meaning 4x4 vehicles without low-ratio transmissions), so fans of the outdoors can enjoy it without worry.

ENHANCED ALL-TERRAIN CAPABILITIES WITH THE 4X4 VERSION
All-New Duster is available with 4x4 Terrain Control transmission, which includes five driving modes:

  1. Auto: the transmission automatically distributes power between the front and rear axle according to wheel grip and speed
  2. Snow: optimises trajectory on slippery roads with specific ESC and anti-skid settings
  3. Mud / Sand: for unsteady terrain
  4. Off-Road: top performance on tough terrain. Very similar to the current Duster’s 4x4 Lock mode but with the added advantage of automatically and optimally distributing torque to the front and rear wheels according to grip and speed
  5. Eco: optimises fuel consumption by regulating air conditioning and the vehicle’s performance. It optimises distribution of torque to the front and rear axles to the maximum possible extent to limit fuel consumption while adapting to the road’s grip

The All-New Duster’s ground clearance is 217 mm (measurement between axles) in the 4x4 version, the highest on the market.

With up to 31° at the front and 36° at the rear (4x4 versions), the approach and departure angles allow it to overcome even more obstacles. It has a 24° for the ventral angle.

The All-New Duster features Hill Decent Control, which is especially useful on rough terrain and steep slopes. The system principally actuates the brakes to keep the vehicle’s speed under control (based on the driver’s input) at between 0 and 18.6mph. It kicks in regardless of the selected gear (including reverse) so the driver can ignore the accelerator and brake pedal and focus on steering.

During off-road driving a variety of useful information can be displayed on the 10.1-inch central screen. Information includes:

  • Lateral tilt
  • Uphill and downhill pitch
  • Torque distribution to the front and rear axles (4x4 version)

EXTRA-HEAVY-DUTY SHIELDING AND MATERIALS

  • Exterior: the entire area around the body is now protected from light bumps and scratches. The flank shields connect to the wheel-arch guards and front and rear bumpers, forming a protective belt. The large skid plates under the bumpers protect the underbody.

  • Interior: the cabin is heavy-duty. This is especially apparent in the Extreme trim, which comes as standard with washable TEP MicroCloud upholstery, and rubber mats in the front, rear and boot. The mats are 20% recycled.

TOUGHER MATERIALS
As mentioned, by dyeing the front and rear skid plates in the mass, the plastic is already coloured when it is injected to make the part. The colour, therefore, is unalterable (unlike paint). Inevitable scrapes and scratches may leave marks, but they will be practically invisible, as they will not alter the colour.

The shields around the car are made of Starkle®, a new material created by Dacia’s engineers. It is not painted, so scrapes and scratches will not leave conspicuous marks.

The All-New Duster also introduces more InNature accessories. These include:

  • Sleep Pack, first introduced on the Jogger, will now also be available for the All-New Duster. A bespoke design for the All-New Duster, it is a simple, removable and affordable 3-in-1 box containing a double bed that someone on their own can assemble in less than two minutes, plus a tray table and storage space. The Sleep Pack measures 1.90 metres long and up to 1.30 metres wide.
  • A new roof rack, which is extremely handy for outdoor activities and can hold up to 80 kg (maximum dynamic weight). It fastens effortlessly onto the modular roof bars in the transverse position, or to aftermarket transverse roof bars.


ECO-SMART: MORE SUSTAINABLE AND AS AFFORDABLE AS EVER

True to Dacia’s values, the All-New Duster provides an affordable alternative for more sustainable driving, combining new hybrid powertrains and more recycled materials.

NEW HYBRID POWERTRAINS

  • All-New Dacia Duster HYBRID 140: This powertrain, which Dacia adopted for Jogger in early 2023, is now available with All-New Duster. It is built with technologies that Renault Group has tried and tested, and comprises a 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre, 94 hp petrol engine, two electric motors (a 49 hp powerplant and a high-voltage starter generator), and an electric automatic gearbox (with 4 engine ratios and 2 motor ratios). This combined technology is possible because the system is clutchless. The regenerative braking, the 1.2 kWh (230 V) battery’s high energy recovery capacity and the gearbox’s efficiency make it possible to drive in all-electric mode up to 80% of the time in cities, which reduces consumption by 20% (mixed cycle) to 40% (urban cycle). The engine always starts with electric power.

  • All-New Dacia Duster TCe 130: This is the first time Dacia has used this powertrain, which provides an initial degree of electrification. It combines a new-generation 3-cylinder, 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine using the Miller cycle (reduced pump losses optimise efficiency) and a 48 V mild hybrid motor. This motor aids the internal combustion engine when the car starts or accelerates, reducing average consumption and CO2 emissions by about 10% compared to an internal combustion engine with equivalent power. It also provides more power during acceleration than the existing TCe 130 model, making the vehicle more responsive and smoother to drive. The regenerative braking system charges the 0.8 kWh battery without making a noticeable difference for the driver. The TCe 130 powertrain is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox in the 4x2 and 4x4 versions.

  • All-New Dacia Duster TCe 100 Bi-Fuel: Dacia, the unchallenged LPG leader in Europe, is the only carmaker to provide a dual fuel (petrol and LPG) option on all its internal-combustion models, under the Bi-Fuel label. The All-New Duster comes with this built-in tried and tested technology that guarantees safety and reliability. When running on LPG, the All-New Duster TCe 100 Bi-Fuel on average releases 10% less CO2 than a comparable petrol engine. It can drive up to 1,400 km (1,388 km according to WLTP cycle) with its two tanks holding 100 litres between them – 50 litres of petrol and 50 litres of LPG (the latter is under the boot floor, so it does not affect cargo capacity). A button built seamlessly into the dashboard switches the engine from one fuel to the other quickly and imperceptibly.

MORE SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
All-New Duster is the first production model to use Starkle®, a new material invented by Dacia’s engineers. It contains up to 20% reused polypropylene and is entirely paint-free, meaning the carbon footprint from its production process is smaller. The side underbody shields, wheel-arch guards, hallmarks, triangles on the front bumper, and rear shield tail are made of Starkle®. And making the front and rear skid plates with a dyed-in-the-mass material also limits the amount of paint used in the process.

  • Overall, roughly 20%* of the plastic in All-New Duster is recycled, which is considerably more than the usual ratio in the segment and an 8-point gain on the previous generation.
  • Dacia has decided to stop using leather and decorative chrome in all its models, in both cases for environmental reasons.
  • The user manual is smaller, to use less paper. The full version is available online, from the MyDacia application.

* In the polymer category as proposed in the future regulation on end-of-life vehicles (ELV)

THE ALL-NEW DUSTER CONTINUES TO DELIVER UNRIVALLED VALUE

  • The All-New Duster will continue to fulfil Dacia’s value-for-money pledge. It will combine the most affordable prices in its segment with a larger passenger compartment than ever before. UK pricing will be announced during summer 2024.
  • It will feature more technology, including a new 7-inch digital cluster, new 10.1-inch central touchscreen and new infotainment system.
  • The All-New Duster will be smarter than ever, with modular roof bars and the introduction of the clever Dacia YouClip accessory system.

 

ESSENTIAL BUT COOL: MORE TECHNOLOGY AND MORE GOOD THINKING
The All-New Duster illustrates Dacia’s philosophy for technological progress. It must be sound, smart, affordable and make life easier for its users.

A MORE DIGITAL AND MORE CONNECTED INTERIOR
A new infotainment system with a 10.1-inch central touchscreen is included as standard in the Expression and up, and available with both multimedia systems of the Duster, namely Media Display and Media Nav Live:

  • Media Display, which comes as standard in All-New Duster Expression models, includes four speakers and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

  • Media Nav Live, which will come as standard in Journey and Extreme versions, includes all the above plus a connected navigation system providing real-time traffic updates and up-to-date cartography for up to eight years. A six-speaker Arkamys 3D Sound System is also included as standard.

Media Control, featured in the Essential trim, is an infotainment system you can control from the steering wheel. It displays phone calls and media-related information on a 3.5-inch screen inside the analogue cluster. It has four speakers, a Bluetooth connection, a USB port and a smartphone holder integrated into the dashboard. When you connect it to the free Dacia Media Control app, you can control the radio, other media and several other features from your smartphone screen.

Native connectivity in compliance with the new European Safety Regulations 2 (GSR2) and, for vehicles equipped with Media Display and Media Nav Live, provides even more connected services. These include Firmware Over The Air (FOTA), which enables updates remotely so you don’t need to visit the Retailer network for the latest software.

The All-New Duster is the first to feature the new 7-inch customisable colour digital cluster, where the driver can display the information they find most useful. This digital cluster comes as standard with Expression trim and up.

All trim levels feature a dedicated phone slot. Versions equipped with Media Display and Media Nav Live feature a YouClip smartphone holder, two USB-C sockets at the front and two at the rear to power up to four devices. All these sockets are backlit. Journey and Extreme trim levels have wireless smartphone charging.

NEW DRIVING ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
Cruise control/Speed limiter is standard on all trims. Automatic low-beam headlights are available in all trims. Moreover, automatic switching between low-beam and high-beam headlights comes as standard in All-New Duster Extreme and Journey models.

New driving assistance systems have been added to All-New Duster to meet the latest European safety requirements, such as automatic emergency braking (in urban and suburban areas, including detection of other cars, pedestrians, bicycles and motorbikes), traffic sign recognition and speeding alert, rear parking assist, emergency stop signal, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attention alert, and emergency calls (eCall). To make its customers’ lives easier, the Duster has a clever button, My Safety, for drivers to quickly access their favourite driving assistance configuration.

OPTIMISED COMFORT
All-New Duster provides the best value for money in its segment. Switching to the CMF-B platform has opened up more space inside – especially width at the front and legroom at the back (+30mm). Its boot floor is lower, and its boot opening is wider and higher. The boot itself is also wider and higher, providing up to 15% more space (517 litres under the parcel tray in the All-New Duster 4x2).

As comfort starts with a completely stress-free driver, the All-New Duster comes with a variety of amenities to make life easier. An electric parking brake is included from Expression trim, and the Extreme and Journey trims by default come with door mirrors with electric adjusting and folding mechanism. As it is readier than ever to tackle the harshest conditions, the All-New Duster is also available with a heated steering wheel and a de-icing system in the windscreen.

Dacia’s engineers invented YouClip, a simple and practical system to hold several accessories in specific areas in the passenger compartment and hold them tight. The All-New Duster comes with three (in the Essential trim) or five YouClip grips throughout the car.

They can hold a tablet holder, a storage pouch, a smartphone holder with and without an induction charger, or a “3 in 1” (cupholder, bag hook and nomadic lamp). This ingenious 3-in-1 system is factory-fitted into Duster Extreme, and all YouClip-compatible accessories are available from the Dacia retail network.

 

A SIMPLE RANGE WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Today, about 70% of Duster customers opt for the higher-end trims. Accordingly, the All-New Duster line-up now has three tiers. These are Essential, Expression, and a new choice between two distinct yet complementary top trims – Extreme, for fans of the outdoors and an intense driving experience, and Journey, for those who prefer low-key elegance, comfort and technology.

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