According to a recent report issued by AutoExpress, besides the newly developed second-generation Duster, Renault`s subsidiary Dacia is also reportedly working on a longer wheelbase Duster, called the Grand Duster and which would come with a seven-seat configuration.
Once it will join the rest of the carmaker`s lineup by 2018, the Dacia Grand Duster will become more practical in terms of space inside, becoming thus the best competitor of the already announced Kia Sorento or Nissan X-Trail.
This means that it will adopt a more evolutionary design, yet keeping the overall styling language of the current Duster. Even so, it will be more appealing and attractive.
The new Dacia Grand Duster will be available with different trim levels, the entry-level ones coming with low coasts materials inside, electric front windows, standard sound system and steering wheel, and that to keep the low costs.
On the other hand, the much more expensive versions will also add rearview camera, parking sensors, satellite navigation, climate control and much more.
In the engine department, the 2018 Dacia Grand Duster will keep the Duster engine lineup, meaning a base 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol burner with 123 horsepower, closely followed by a 1.6-liter dCi diesel, which will replace the present 1.5-liter mill. All pots will come with a standard six-speed manual or an optional automatic. Stay tuned for incoming news in the following period!