For all those 7-seat devotees, official word is out on the launch of 2018 Dacia Duster. And yes it will be available with a spacious 7 seating arrangement. As per 2018 Duster review and a 7 seat model, Dacia calls this latest invention, Grand Duster. Tipsters state that this new 2018 Dacia Duster 7-seat could land up in dealerships in the beginning of 2018. And that it could pose a great threat for Kia Sorento and Nissan X-Trail.
As per 2018 Dacia Duster review and a 7 seat model, this new model will stick to its smaller siblings. This 7-seat model will expand 4.7 m in longevity. It is supposedly 200 mm more in length as compared to earlier Duster models. Such reviews also stated that the automaker will use more inflated wheelbase, just to increase room for the 3rd seating row.
2018 Dacia Duster Design
2018 Dacia Duster review and a 7 seat model along with some leaked images brought to light that this SUV will support a completely different design language. From a boxy or chunky appearance of its earlier models, this new-gen will behold a more elegant look.
But its durable body cladding will remain intact. Its frontal fascia might also see a revised grille with the name of the model placed at the center. Freshly designed headlights and LED DTR lights will be noticeable. Its frontal bumper will be more powerful with fog lights present at its corners.
As for its interior, there is not much information available at this point of time. However 2018 Dacia Duster review and a 7 seat model pointed out that it could come with quality covering in its seats. Frontal seats will get heated features for enhanced ride. Plenty of new-gen features, some which include- DAB radio, electric frontal wheels and also a multi-functional gauge cluster will be seen. The space of the cabin will also be one of its high selling points.
Automakers of this new Dacia Duster 2018 with 7-seat option have stated that there will be plenty of safety inclusions. Some of them include – traction control, air-pressure monitoring, parking sensors, pedestrian control, tire pressure monitoring and theft detection system.
Moving over to the engine of this new model, there is belief that it could host 3 different engine variants.
Specs and Price
1st one being a 1.2 liter turbo gasoline engine with outputs of 124 HP and its rate of acceleration from 0-60 mpg will be covered within 10 seconds at the max. 2nd engine variant will likely be a 1.5 liter diesel engine which could churn out around 131 HP of power output.
3rd variant is speculated to be another diesel variant mainly a 1.6 liter with the ability to notch up power output of 134 HP.
Overall fuel economy is believed to be somewhere around 40 mpg within city and 50 mpg on highways. Also these engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox as per reviews of Dacia Duster 2018 with 7-seat model. Its drive train option for base trims will be offered in 2-wheel drive trains and 4-wheel drive train will come as optional.
Official declaration is not made as of now, but as per 2018 Dacia Duster review and a 7 seat model its starting price is likely to be around $22,300 with higher trims having higher price tags.