The Dacia Duster is finally available as the larger model. The upcoming Dacia 7 seater SUV has been fully revealed at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and will represent the brand’s new revolutionary design.
The new Dacia SUV will bring innovations in exterior design, inside the cabin and technology. Visually, it will be like a bigger version of the standard five-seat Duster but it will naturally feature some unique details. Interior of the seven-seat Dacia will be significantly improved offering two additional seats, more room and therefore more comfort. In the engine department, there will also be the same offer as in the smaller 5-seat Dacia. Precisely, it will be available with several petrol and diesel options. All in all, the new Dacia SUV is expected to be very successful after it hits the market next year.
The main rivals of the new Dacia will include Nisan X-Trail, Kia Sorento and Renault Kadjar.
Dacia 7 seater SUV types of engines and transmission
When it comes to the engine, we have previously mentioned that the new Dacia 7 seater SUV will most likely use the same units offered in the five-seat version model. So, there will be two petrol and one diesel engine to choose from. Among petrol powertrains there will be a 1.6-liter and a 1.2-liter turbo units. As well, it will offer a 1.5-liter diesel drivetrain. Speaking of the fuel economy, it will get somewhere between 40 to 50 mpg. The five-seat model uses a 6-speed double clutch gearbox, while the seven-seat Dacia should also offer an automatic transmission. Furthermore, it will be available with 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive systems.
Design of exterior and interior
The upcoming Dacia 7 seater SUV will increase in size compared to the five-seat model. So, because of the larger dimension, it will offer more space inside the cabin. Visually, it will share some design cues with the smaller Dacia but it will also get some adjustments. The front end will get slightly redesigned grille and headlamps so as the revised bumper. The rear end will be extended and the roofline will be raised so it can place the third row of seats inside the cabin. Moreover, the taillights will be placed more to the corners of the vehicle. It will also get standard LED running lights and it will ride on new 17-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the cabin, the Dacia 7 seater SUV will be roomier and will have three rows of seats. It will be able to welcome up to seven passengers. Besides the improvements in space, the newest Dacia will get upgraded materials and advanced technology. The dashboard will also be revised and will feature new steering wheel and repositioned display with infotainment system. As well, it should also be available with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Furthermore, it will receive some new available features such as blind spot monitoring, air conditioning, a multi-view camera, automatic headlamps and so on.
Release date and price
The Dacia 7 seater SUV should arrive sometime during 2018. As for the price, unfortunately, we still don’t have any information.