The second-generation Dacia Duster has been photographed by our spies in Europe.
Although it’s covered all over in camouflage, the new Duster looks as though it will stick closely to the style established with the first-generation model, which made its debut back in 2010.
As is the current trend, the new SUV will feature an oversized badge up front — Dacia in some markets, Renault in others. As with the original Duster, the next-gen model will again have fairly flat sides that are punctuated by bulging wheel arches.
Not many facts are known about the new Duster, although rumours indicate that it will grow quite significantly, with some putting the number as high as 150mm.
The current Duster is 4315mm in length, and is available in both front- and all-wheel drive. Depending on the market, the Duster is available with petrol engines with up to 105kW of power, and diesel motors rated at up to 80kW/260Nm.
Prior reports suggested that the new Duster could be launched in either 2016 or 2017.
Justin Hocevar, managing director of Renault Australia, told Car Advice earlier this year that the Dacia brand could be introduced in Australia as early as 2017, with the next-generation Duster as one of its foundation models.