The most affordable subcompact SUV – Dacia’s Duster – has decided to spice things up a bit and its new flagship grade in France is the new Black Touch – which replaces the Prestige.
In the country the Duster has been ruling its class since 2013, so Dacia has every motive to try and hold on to that position. The New Duster Black Touch is different from the rest of the trims via the glossy black radiator grille and door mirror caps, as well as satin chrome surrounds for the fog lamps. Additionally, the door pillars have a black finish and the same posh treatment is reserved to the standard 16-inch alloy wheels. Complimenting the newly introduced elements are the satin chrome roof bars as well as front and rear skid plates.
Moving inside the cabin the French customers will see a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a bevy of high-gloss black accents. Pricing kicks off from €17,100 when selecting the TCe 125 turbocharged gasoline engine, linked solely to the front wheels. Going for the all-wheel drive means you’ll have to shell out another €2,000 when choosing the same powerplant. The diesel roster includes the well known Renault dCi 110 from €17,800 in 4×2 and €19,800 when selecting the more adventurous all wheel drive. In Dacia France’s lineup the new Black Touch is positioned above the Duster, Silver Line, and Laureate Plus trims – the cheapest is the Duster grade which can be had with a naturally-aspirated SCe 115 engine and 4×2 for just €11,990.