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Dacia Duster revamped for 2015

Dacia Duster revamped for 2015

The ever-popular Dacia Duster will benefit from new styling and trim upgrades in 2015.

All new versions will have improved seats and an upgraded grille as well as 'Duster' branded roof bars  chromed, on top-spec Lauréate models.

At the rear, a black tailgate trim with 'Duster' branding sits above the number plate. Lauréate versions have smart new Tyrol 16-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door handles and dark metal door mirror casings. Five new metallic colours are also available  Mercury, Khaki, Pearl Black, Slate Grey and Cinnamon.

The line-up will still consist of two- and four-wheel-drive models based on three trim levels and two engines. The entry-level Access is powered by a 104bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine while the mid-range Ambiance and top-grade Lauréate versions have a 106bhp 1.5-litre dCi 110 turbodiesel power unit.

Ambiance versions add Matterhorn 16-inch steel wheels, satin chrome door handles, a chrome gearlever insert and instrument surrounds. A radio and CD player with AUX and USB sockets and Bluetooth come as standard with this trim level plus front foglights, a height-adjustable driver's seat and a 60:40 split rear seat.

Topping the range are the Lauréate models with 16-inch Tyrol alloys, manual air conditioning, electric mirrors and rear windows as well as cruise control. Satin chrome Duster-branded roof bars, scuff plates and side sills. Also standard are piano black interior door handles, door and steering wheel inserts and centre console surround, a leather-covered steering wheel and map pockets in the front seat backs.

Dacia has been Europe's fastest-growing automotive brand for eight years in a row. The Duster is the most affordable SUV on the UK market  and has been since it came to the UK in mid-2012.

by: Rebecca Chaplin