The future design of the Dacia Duster has been partially shown in a new photograph, giving us a glimpse into what the third generation of the vehicle may have in store for us. To begin, one of the most significant alterations that the third generation of the name Duster will go through in comparison to the two preceding generations is that, for the very first time, this budget-friendly SUV will be equipped with a pure hybrid engine. The Dacia brand just recently introduced this particular powertrain in the Dacia Jogger Hybrid.
Undoubtedly, the Romanian manufacturer will also modernize all of the components of this model that are relevant to the vehicle's safety; however, the most significant modification will be in the vehicle's appearance. Although we do not yet have official data at this level, various models are circulating on the web. These models are recreations, and the Dacia Bigster prototype that the brand used as a starting point has been used in each of these models. Therefore, as we can see in the publication of Avarvarii, all of the components of the front face, including the optical block, grille, and shield, bring to mind the visual identity of the existing model, albeit with some modifications.
The next generation of the Dacia Duster will be a larger model overall. It will have a lot more rugged appearance overall, making it an even more capable off-road vehicle than the currently available version.
Also, according to several unauthorized sources, Dacia Duster 3 will be presented by Dacia this year, which means that it will be introduced at the beginning of the year after this one. As we have already mentioned in our previous publications, the design director of Dacia, David Durand, would have divulged, during an interview carried out by a French media outlet, that the Dacia Duster 3 will be presented to the public in April 2024.
According to various Dacia officials, the Dacia Duster 3 will feature many improvements compared to the currently available models. It will also be significantly less expensive than the variants available with EURO 7 engines. In an interview with Autocar, the product manager for the Duster, Julien Ferry, emphasized that the next generation of the vehicle will maintain the same core characteristics as the current model. He stated, "Its role is to offer an excellent price/equipment ratio." Denis Le Vot, the CEO of Dacia, has said on multiple occasions that the company "will make the most of the CMF-B architecture of the Renault-Nissan-Mistubishi Alliance," which is now utilized by the Dacia Sandero.
We will have to wait until the end of 2023 to witness the official presentation of this model. Still, it would not be remarkable if, as has occurred in past instances, these recreations are more faithful to the final design than the original was.