|Also called||Renault Duster|
|Assembly||Mioveni, Romania |
São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
|Body style||5-door SUV|
|Layout||FF layout / Four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Dacia B0 platform|
|Engine||1.5 L I4 dCi |
1.6 L I4 16V
|Transmission||5-speed manual |
|Wheelbase||2,673 mm (105.2 in)|
|Length||4,315 mm (169.9 in)|
|Width||1,822 mm (71.7 in)|
|Height||1,630–1,690 mm (64.2–66.5 in)|
|Curb weight||1,160–1,294 kg (2,557–2,853 lb)|
|Related||Dacia Logan |
|Designer||Renault Design Central Europe|
Based on the Nissan B0 platform, the Duster measures 4.31 metres (169.7 in) in length, 1.82 metres (71.7 in) in width and has 210 mm (8.3 in) of ground clearance. Its luggage space has a volume of up to 475 litres (16.8 cu ft), while with the rear benchseat folded and tipped forward, its carrying ability can exceed 1,600 litres (57 cu ft).
The Duster is offered with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The 4x4 variants make use of Nissan's all-wheel drive system which allows the driver to choose from three different driving modes: Auto, in which the front/rear torque split is calculated automatically as a function of available grip, Lock, whereby 50 per cent of torque is consistently fed through the rear axle, and 4x2 where the transmission is locked into two-wheel drive for maximum fuel efficiency.
Dacia Duster features Bosch 8.1 ABS, as well as EBD electronic brakeforce distribution and EBA emergency brake assist. It also features ESC electronic stability control as an option on certain versions, as well as CSV understeer control and ASR traction control. This option also allows torque to be transferred away from a spinning wheel in 4x4 mode to improve traction when diagonal wheel spin occurs.
On the passive safety front, Dacia Duster comes as standard with two front airbags (depending on market) and three-point seat belts with load limiters for the front seats. Depending on version, two lateral head/thorax airbags are fitted in addition to the driver and passenger front airbags to provide additional protection in the case of side impact. Pyrotechnic pretensioners for the front seats (depending on version) complete Dacia Duster's retention system.
Marketing and production
Former use of the name
Dacia Duster was also the name used to sell the ARO 10 on some markets, such as the United Kingdom, during the 1980s and early 1990s.
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