At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2017 in September, the world premiere of the Renault Daster 2018-2019 was held in a new body, which, traditionally for the European market, was first presented under the local brand Dacia.
Judging by the first official photos of the new Renault Duster 2 generation, outwardly the car changed not too seriously. The crossover retained muscular wheel arches, massive lining on bumpers, as well as the characteristic shape of light engineering and side glazing.
At the same time, we see a different grille, trimmed bumpers, a more embossed hood, a different head-optics design, in which LED sections of DXO appeared, as well as the original design of rear lights resembling a sight.
Also, the new Renault Daster in 2018 got a vertical plastic cover behind the front wings (I wonder if this solution will not be a place for accumulation of dirt?), Other roof rails, 17-inch wheel disks of a new design, as well as additional body painting options.
As expected, the all-terrain vehicle became a little longer than its predecessor , but overall the dimensions remained comparable. Later, the appearance of a 7-seat modification with a stretched body is not ruled out, but there is no information about the appearance of the pickup.
The company notes that the bottom edge of the windshield was pushed forward by 100 mm, having achieved the effect of increased space in front of the driver. You can also notice that the window line became a little higher.
In the interior of the new model of the Renault Duster 2018, the front panel has completely changed (Dacia air ducts are round, and Renault is rectangular), and here there is a new modern steering wheel with buttons and adjustments, not only in height (by 40 mm), but also on the fly (50 mm). Another panel of devices acquired a color display of the on-board computer, on the central console there is a screen of the multimedia system.
The manufacturer notes that the crossover got more comfortable front seats with a 20 mm longer cushion, adjustable lumbar support, a new height adjustment mechanism, and a folding armrest for the driver. Plus, noise insulation and finishing materials have been improved, and the list of available equipment has significantly expanded.
For example, the car can now be equipped with side curtain airbags, circular vision systems and tracking for “blind” zones, climate control, light sensor, and keyless access and the engine start button.
As expected, the Renault Daster 2019 in the new body is based on the upgraded B0 platform with a semi-independent rear suspension on front-wheel drive versions and independent – on four-wheel drive (with an electromagnetic clutch for connecting the rear axle), and the electric power steering replaced the steering. At the same time, the European version retained all the engines from the first generation machine.
Recall that in the Old World for Duster are available gasoline atmospheres in volume of 1.6 liters for 115 forces, 1.2-liter turbocharged unit TCe with a return of 125 hp. (only for Dacia), as well as a one-and-a-half-liter diesel dCi in two degrees of forcing – for 90 and 110 “horses.” The Russian version of the SUV will receive a suspension adjusted to our conditions and a 2.0-liter atmosphere at 145 forces.
Depending on the selected engine and the type of drive (front or full), the crossover can be paired with a manual or automatic transmission, and some modifications are fitted with a variator (motor 1.6 with front drive) and a preselective robot EDC (110-hp diesel version with 2WD ). Dynamic characteristics are not specified yet.
The overall length of the Renault Duster II is 4 340 mm, width – 1,800, ground clearance (ground clearance) remained the same – 210 mm. The volume of the trunk is slightly increased – it varies from 478 to 1,623 liters on the front drives (the size of the compartment on a 4WD car by default is 467 liters against 408 previously). The angle of entry at 30 degrees did not change, but the angle of the congress was reduced from 36 to 33 grams.
Packages and prices
The start of sales of the new Renault Duster 2 is planned only for 2019, so we have to settle for at least a year and a half with the current version. Information on prices and complete sets of SUV is not yet available.
On the other hand, the crossover that has grown up and got a richer equipment will be much more expensive. It happened exactly with the former bestsellers Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio after the change of their generation.