Next-gen Dacia Duster confirmed for 2024

Published: 16 June 2023 Updated: 16 June 2023

► Dacia’s new Duster spotted
► Brand CEO confirms 2024 launch
► Design inspired by Bigster concept

Dacia’s new-generation Duster SUV is incoming, with the brand’s CEO Denis Le Vot confirming its launch in 2024.

The Duster is a big seller for Dacia in every market its in, with more than two million sold since its first generation launched in 2010.

The design of the latest version of Dacia’s loveable and no-nonsense SUV will be inspired by the Bigster concept, including chunky angular wheelarches and shallow headlights. At the rear, the new Duster’s taillights will also take cues from the Bigster with their Y-shaped look.

This new, more muscular shape and design cues comes as Dacia moves from being a reserved and understated brand to one with confidence, both in its design values and the future customer base it will be chasing. The new Duster will likely grow in size to include more passenger space, and – as illustrated by the copper-tinted wing mirrors on this prototype – there’ll likely be an Extreme trim full of goodies.

To keep costs down, Dacia will continue to utilise Renault platforms and technologies, using the CMF-B architecture deployed in the Renault Clio and Captur as well as Dacia’s own range of cars. The latest iteration of CMF-B, as well as Dacia’s more recent goals around reducing its carbon footprint, implies a hybrid model could become part of the Duster’s powertrain mix by using the Renault E-Tech system found in the Clio and Captur.

Dacia’s plans over the next few years include this new Duster as well as a production version of the Bigster concept, a C-segment SUV of the same name that’ll launch in 2025.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches