The Dacia Duster 2024 will be the third generation of the SUV model, and it will mean a radical change at a technical level. Why? Because it is going to adopt Renault’s CMF-B platform, on which the Sandero and Jogger are already built, and that will imply important changes for the new Dacia Duster. Four-wheel drive does not yet seem to be guaranteed for this new generation.
With the Dacia Duster 2024, the Romanian brand has had to start from scratch because, as we advanced, they are going to change the platform. This new generation will be developed on the same CMF-B platform that the Sandero and the Jogger already have, and that implies a strong technical change for the SUV.
The design is not a big secret, because last year some patents were already leaked that anticipated that it will be similar to the Bigster, although with some small changes and, obviously, in a smaller size.
The 2024 Dacia Duster 4×4 is a problem for the brand, but it will be available
Although the 4 × 4 versions are key to the Dacia Duster, and the truth is that the four-wheel drive is part of the model’s DNA, the truth is that the pressure around the reduction of CO2 emissions goes against it. In Europe, the regulations are increasingly demanding in this regard, and many manufacturers are choosing directly to abandon mechanical configurations with a four-wheel-drive system.
According to internal sources of the brand, reports Largus, the Dacia Duster 2024 will be available with 4 × 4, but for this new generation, it will not have a mechanical transmission with a reducer. The only possibility that Dacia has found, to continue offering 4×4 versions and comply with European regulations, is to opt instead for a 100% electric system for its four-wheel-drive technology. The solution is as simple as a small electric motor connected to the rear axle that will be in charge of completing the drive system.
This means that it will be an intelligent four-wheel-drive system, which will normally only be connected in case of punctual loss of grip. However, we will also have the all-wheel-drive on difficult terrain. And although it is a solution that is more expensive than a conventional mechanical system, it will be the one that allows Dacia to meet the requirements at a legal level, and within the European market. On the other hand, it is well known that an electric motor has certain advantages, such as, for example, a greater and more instant delivery of torque.