The Dacia Duster SUV that will have its official launch in the UK at the start of 2013 is priced lower than £10,000, according to Dacia (Renault’s budget brand). Meanwhile, the Duster’s all-wheel drive versions have a starting price of £12,500. A price tag of less than £7,000 has been attached to the Dacia Sandero supermini, which will be launched at the same time.
The Dacia Sandero supermini is meant to rival the Ford Fiesta. It is also the first time that the Dacia Duster will be built as a right-hand drive model at the new Renault-Nissan Alliance factory in India.
European customers can choose for their Duster to get either two- or four-wheel drive. It is also available with either a 108bhp 1.6-litre 16V petrol engine or 84bhp and 104bhp 1.5-litre diesels.
It is marketed as a genuine off-roader when fitted with four-wheel drive as it has a 20cm ground clearance, 30 degree approach angle and 35 degree departure angle. More details about the lineup and the specific prices will be announced on June 28.