Dacia has disclosed additional details and images with the 2014 Duster facelift which premieres this week at IAA in Frankfurt.
The most important change is the addition of a more powerful 4-cylinder, 1.2-liter TCe 125 gasoline engine which will be linked to a six-speed manual gearbox. It provides 90 percent of the maximum torque from 1,500 rpm and enables the off-roader to have a fuel consumption of just 6 liters / 100 km (39.2 mpg US or 47 mpg UK).
The interior cabin has gone through a major overhaul and as we expected it was carried over from the second-gen Logan/Sandero with minor changes. Upper-spec models are fitted with the MEDIA NAV infotainment system which provides support for a Bluetooth connection. Dacia decided to move the electric window controls from the center dashboard to the doors, with the ones on the driver's side benefiting from one-touch mode. Also on the inside there are four new upholstery options (including leather), redesigned seats and a reinforced rear bench seat back.
The 2014 Dacia Duster facelift will be offered with an "Adventure" exterior pack that has flared wheel arches and door-sill protectors, along with an "Off-road" pack which brings satin chrome side bars and a bull bar. New accessories available include an anti-theft system, fire extinguisher kit, child seat and snow chains.
More details are provided in the attached press release.