Featuring a more rugged design, the no-frills SUV has lost the diesel engine.

2024 dacia duster adds hybrid power and a double bed

Dacia has blossomed underneath Renault’s corporate umbrella considering the low-cost Romanian brand has two of the most popular cars in Europe. Through October, the Sandero supermini was the best-selling vehicle on the Old Continent while the Duster made it to the top 15. The back-to-basics SUV is entering its third generation, which adds some sophistication but focuses on the essentials to remain cheap and undercut its fancier, more expensive rivals.

Should the styling look familiar, there’s a good reason for that considering the 2024 Duster takes after the awkwardly named Bigster unveiled in early 2021. It’s almost a spitting image of that concept, which will evolve into a larger model positioned above the Duster. Looking more rugged than its predecessor, the no-frills SUV has extra plastic body cladding and beefier skid plates to enhance its outdoorsy nature. It adopts a “Y” motif for the lights and has the rear door handles integrated into the C-pillars.

2024 Dacia Duster

At 171 inches (4343 millimeters) long, the new Duster is almost the same length as its predecessor. However, this is a true next-generation model since it uses different underpinnings by switching to the more sophisticated CMF-B platform. Courtesy of the more modern architecture adapted from parent company Renault, packaging has been improved to increase the cargo capacity by six percent to 472 liters (16.6 cu ft). In addition, rear passengers get more legroom than before. For extra practicality, the optional roof rack can support up to 176 pounds (80 kilograms).

The interior does away with fancy materials and keeps it simple with hard plastics that should withstand the test of time. These don’t necessarily look pretty but Dacia’s intent is to develop a durable cabin while keeping costs low. We wouldn’t go as far as to say the interior is spartan since you do get a seven-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch touchscreen slightly tilted toward the driver. There are also up to four illuminated USB ports, wireless smartphone charging, a six-speaker sound system, and support for wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

We’re glad to see there are still conventional buttons for the climate settings while the steering wheel also has numerous old-school controls. Flanked by the two screens, the smartphone holder is a common Dacia trait nowadays. In the back, an optional Sleep Pack comes with a fold-out double bed and is accompanied by a table and a storage area. Dacia says it takes less than two minutes to set everything up.

You won’t find a diesel engine since Renault’s tried-and-tested 1.5-liter dCi is gone. Instead, the 2024 Duster will be offered with a TCe 130 unit as a turbocharged 1.2-liter engine. This three-cylinder unit runs on the Miller cycle and adopts a mild-hybrid setup. It can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission. Dacia says fuel consumption is down by 10 percent compared to the non-electrified version of the same engine while performance is also better now.

An ECO-G 100 engine runs on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and can cover as much as 808 miles (1,300 kilometers) with the 50-liter gas tank and the 50-liter LPG tank filled to the brim. The former is located underneath the rear bench while the latter sits under the cargo floor, so the luggage capacity remains unchanged. It’s not just that LPG is significantly cheaper than gasoline as Dacia claims CO2 emissions are down by 10 percent compared to an equivalent gasoline-only engine.

The most important novelty in terms of powertrains is the adoption of a hybrid setup inherited from the Jogger wagon. It combines a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter engine with two electric motors, a 1.2-kWh battery, and an automatic transmission. One of the e-motors delivers 49 horsepower while the other serves as a starter/generator. The Duster Hybrid 140 supports regenerative braking and its powertrain always starts in electric mode. Dacia claims fuel consumption is reduced by 20 percent on average and by up to 40 percent in city driving. The Romanian marque estimates you’ll be driving in EV mode for 80 percent of the time in the city.

The new Duster remains competent off the beaten path by offering 8.5 in (217 mm) of ground clearance for the AWD model. It offers a 31-degree approach angle and a 36-degree departure angle. It even has a downhill speed control system that will automatically adjust speed to enable a smooth descent. It works between 0 to 17 mph (30 km/h) and can be activated even when reversing. There are also five driving modes to choose from: Auto, Snow, Mud/Sand, Off-Road, and Eco.

The third-generation model is scheduled to go on sale next year and will have some big shoes to fill. Since the original Duster was launched 13 years ago, Dacia has managed to sell more than 2.2 million units. Since 2018, the Duster has been the best-selling SUV to individuals in Europe. To get an idea of how successful the SUV is across Europe, almost 1,000 units are produced each day at the factory in Pitești, Romania. That works out to one vehicle each minute.

We’re expecting Renault to sell its own version in markets where Dacia is not present. As of 2023, Dacias are sold in 44 countries.

Keyword: 2024 Dacia Duster Adds Hybrid Power And A Double Bed


Best cars for a 'Love Bug' remake

Tennessee’s Yard Art The Thorndyke Special The Hot Rod The Hippie Van Jim’s Lamborghini Growing up, it’s safe to say my absolute favorite movie was Disney’s “The Love Bug.” As a kid living in a world before Pixar’s “Cars,” it was pretty much the best car movie. I loved ...

View more: Best cars for a 'Love Bug' remake

Audi timing belt tensioner prompts Utah bomb squad visit

An aftermarket timing belt tensioner found in a Salt Lake City apartment prompted a visit from the bomb squad this week after it was mistaken for a potential explosive device. Police partially evacuated the apartment complex in which it was found “out of an abundance of caution” and called ...

View more: Audi timing belt tensioner prompts Utah bomb squad visit

2023 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 will get more expensive

GMC Sierra HD pickups are about to get more expensive again after recently becoming more expensive, according to GM Authority. In July, GMC and Buick raised the prices on certain vehicles in their lineups anywhere from $975 to $1,675 by making the previously optional OnStar a standard feature. Next ...

View more: 2023 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500 will get more expensive

Our week with EVs: Recapping the diverse collection of electric cars we tested

Mercedes-Benz EQB First Drive Review: Next electric Benz is a little different 2022 Chevy Bolt EV Road Test Review: Time to play EV, gas or airplane 2023 Genesis GV60 Road Test Review: The third of Hyundai Group’s E-GMP EVs is the fastest, but softest It may be hard to ...

View more: Our week with EVs: Recapping the diverse collection of electric cars we tested

Europe car sales lowest since 1996 after 12-month decline

BERLIN – Europe registered the lowest number of new passenger cars in the month of June this year since 1996 at just over 1.06 million vehicles, with some carmakers seeing sales drop by nearly 50%, data from Europe’s automobile association showed on Friday. Volkswagen Group was the hardest-hit major ...

View more: Europe car sales lowest since 1996 after 12-month decline

More Than Just A Carmaker: Toyota Motor PH Launches Toyota Mobility Solutions

Automotive industry leader, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) inaugurated today Toyota Mobility Solutions Philippines, Inc. (TMSPH), a wholly owned subsidiary that will be a provider of mobility-related services. TMSPH ventures into the development and offering of a range of ‘new mobility solutions’ that will enhance Toyota as a brand ...

View more: More Than Just A Carmaker: Toyota Motor PH Launches Toyota Mobility Solutions

'F1 22' feels fast and familiar | Gaming Roundup

‘F1 22’ impressions ‘Construction Simulator’ is launching Sept. 20 Autoblog may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. This week in racing game news: ‘F1 22’ impressions At its core, “F1 22,” the latest installment in the F1 ...

View more: 'F1 22' feels fast and familiar | Gaming Roundup

Watch a single-engine plane crash-land on 91 Freeway in California

A single-engine Piper Cherokee airplane was forced to crash land on the 91 Freeway in California after losing power about 45 minutes outside of Los Angeles. Yes, that means this was a very busy highway, practically bursting at the seams with traffic. No, amazingly nobody died, either in the ...

View more: Watch a single-engine plane crash-land on 91 Freeway in California

Ford files 'Mustang Dark Horse' trademark application

Make adventures more comfortable with high-quality Jeep grab handles

New Lucid Air variant to debut & Stealth Look to be on display during Monetary Car Week

Chevy offers incentives to prevent Corvette Z06 flipping

Average U.S. gas price falls below $4/gallon

German court: SUV driver must pay more than a car for running red light

Australian vehicle crash tests to include underwater performance

Toyota C-HR rumored to get revamp next year and an EV version

Geely's electric Zeekr 009 is an EV Alphard we never had; 700 km, 542 PS, top speed 190 km/h

A Newey, Brawn and Anderson row that shows F1 doesn’t change

Sorry, EV buyers, you won't get to pick your own pedestrian safety sounds

There won't be enough copper to meet climate goals, study indicates


; Top List in the World https://www.pinterest.com/newstopcar/pins/
Top Best Sushi Restaurants in SeoulTop Best Caribbean HoneymoonsTop Most Beautiful Islands in PeruTop Best Outdoor Grill BrandsTop Best Global Seafood RestaurantsTop Foods to Boost Your Immune SystemTop Best Foods to Fight HemorrhoidsTop Foods That Pack More Potassium Than a BananaTop Best Healthy Foods to Gain Weight FastTop Best Cosmetic Brands in the U.STop Best Destinations for Food Lovers in EuropeTop Best Foods High in Vitamin ATop Best Foods to Lower Your Blood SugarTop Best Things to Do in LouisianaTop Best Cities to Visit in New YorkTop Best Makeup Addresses In PennsylvaniaTop Reasons to Visit NorwayTop Most Beautiful Islands In The WorldTop Best Law Universities in the WorldTop Richest Sportsmen In The WorldTop Biggest Aquariums In The WorldTop Best Peruvian Restaurants In MiamiTop Best Road Trips From MiamiTop Best Places to Visit in MarylandTop Best Places to Visit in North CarolinaTop Best Electric Cars For KidsTop Best Swedish Brands in The USTop Best Skincare Brands in AmericaTop Best American Lipstick BrandsTop Michelin-starred Restaurants in MiamiTop Best Secluded Getaways From MiamiTop Best Things To Do On A Rainy Day In MiamiTop Most Instagrammable Places In MiamiTop Interesting Facts about FlorenceTop Facts About The First Roman Emperor - AugustusTop Best Japanese FoodsTop Most Beautiful Historical Sites in IsraelTop Best Places To Visit In Holy SeeTop Best Hawaiian IslandsTop Reasons to Visit PortugalTop Best Hotels In L.A. With Free Wi-FiTop Best Scenic Drives in MiamiTop Best Vegan Restaurants in BerlinTop Most Interesting Attractions In WalesTop Health Benefits of a Vegan DietTop Best Thai Restaurant in Las VegasTop Most Beautiful Forests in SwitzerlandTop Best Global Universities in GermanyTop Most Beautiful Lakes in GuyanaTop Best Things To Do in IdahoTop Things to Know Before Traveling to North MacedoniaTop Best German Sunglasses BrandsTop Highest Mountains In FranceTop Biggest Hydroelectric Plants in AmericaTop Best Spa Hotels in NYCTop The World's Scariest BridgeTop Largest Hotels In AmericaTop Most Famous Festivals in JordanTop Best European Restaurants in MunichTop Best Japanese Hiking Boot BrandsTop Best Universities in PolandTop Best Tips for Surfing the Web Safely and AnonymouslyTop Most Valuable Football Clubs in EuropeTop Highest Mountains In ColombiaTop Real-Life Characters of Texas RisingTop Best Beaches in GuatelamaTop Things About DR Congo You Should KnowTop Best Korean Reality & Variety ShowsTop Best RockstarsTop Most Beautiful Waterfalls in GermanyTop Best Fountain Pen Ink BrandsTop Best European Restaurants in ChicagoTop Best Fighter Jets in the WorldTop Best Three-Wheel MotorcyclesTop Most Beautiful Lakes in ManitobaTop Best Dive Sites in VenezuelaTop Best Websites For Art StudentsTop Best Japanese Instant Noodle BrandsTop Best Comedy Manhwa (Webtoons)Top Best Japanese Sunglasses BrandsTop Most Expensive Air Jordan SneakersTop Health Benefits of CucumberTop Famous Universities in SwedenTop Most Popular Films Starring Jo Jung-sukTop Interesting Facts about CougarsTop Best Hospitals for Hip Replacement in the USATop Most Expensive DefendersTop Health Benefits of GooseberriesTop Health Benefits of ParsnipsTop Best Foods and Drinks in LondonTop Health Benefits of Rosehip TeaTop Best Air Fryers for Low-fat CookingTop Most Asked Teacher Interview Questions with AnswersTop Best Shopping Malls in ZurichTop The Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens In L.A.Top Best Mexican Restaurants in Miami for Carb-loading rightTop Best Energy Companies in GermanyTop Best Garage HeatersTop Largest Banks in IrelandTop Leading Provider - Audit and Assurance In The USTop Best Jewelry Brands in IndiaTop Prettiest Streets in the UKTop Best Lakes to Visit in TunisiaTop Highest Mountains in Israel