Dacia will present the new Duster on September 9, during the 65th edition of the Auto Show in Frankfurt. The model keeps the proportions and the utility of its predecessor, but has a more modern design – a restyled front with chrome grille and new headlamps – a press release informs. “The identity elements of the model were modernized. We have accentuated all the genuine 4×4 model details, without giving up the utility elements already known”, said David Durand, the design manager of the Dacia range, in a press release. The new model is equipped with roof bars marked Duster and the clients have the new 16-inch aluminum wheels with a “dark metal” aspect and “mud and snow” tires, the press release also informs. The rear lights continue the style of the front ones, with chrome elements. The exhaust trim is chrome too and it has a new inscription “4WD”.
Dacia recorded in the first half of the year sales of 211,438 units, up by 16.5 percent compared to the same period of last year, generating 16.2 percent of the sales of the group. The sales volume of the Renault Group worldwide decreased by 1.9 percent during the first half of the year, from 1.33 million to 1.3 million vehicles. Duster has recorded the best growth in the group, reaching 188,800 units, up by 50 percent. Duster, the first Dacia SUV, was launched in 2010.