The Dacia Duster is regarded by many as the best budget SUV available in Europe and things will only get better once the Romania automaker brings under the guidance of parent company Renault the second generation.
The all-new Duster should become official sometimes during the second part of the year, most likely in September in time for the Frankfurt Motor Show, but there’s already talk of an upcoming new version of the model. Apparently the budget brand will up the Duster expectations by revealing a seven seat version in 2018, potentially entitled Grand Duster. The model would follow in the footsteps of the new Nissan X-Trail, potentially sharing some of its components – and offer a budget choice for buyers looking at models such as the Kia Sorento or Skoda Kodiaq.
Naturally, if the Grand Duster becomes a reality it will build on the design base set forth by the new generation five-seat Duster. The model is thought to be revealed with a more elegant design that might keep the interesting looks of the corporate grille – as recent facelifts of the other members in the range have adopted it. In addition to the smoother lines, Dacia is thought to feature the same extensive body cladding, meaning its off-road credentials will stay put.