Dacia has announced the 2014 Duster Facelift, which will make its official debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The compact crossover boasts new engine, styling changes for the exterior and better materials for the interior.

The biggest innovation is the 1.2 liter TCe with 125HP (92 kW) mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The fuel consumption is just 6 liters / 100 km (47 mpg UK).

2014 Duster comes with new equipment and features, all at classic Dacia prices. The upgraded model gets multimedia technology and even more practical customer features. Multimedia comes on board - Dacia MEDIA NAV, a complete multimedia system including Bluetooth connectivity and SAT NAV, is now available on New Dacia Duster (depending on the trim level).

Dacia Plug&Radio, the essential multimedia system, is a simple and effective technology comprising a radio, an MP3-compatible CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, and integrated jack and USB sockets.

Useful equipment in a well-thought out interior New Dacia Duster features new, useful equipment, including a cruise control/speed limiter, rear parking sensors (on some versions), motion auto-lock, and an exterior temperature display.

The electric window controls, now located on the doors, are equipped with one-touch mode on the driver's side.

New Dacia Duster has even more cabin space and trunk volume, the latter measuring 475 liters (depending on the version). The new model can carry objects of up to 2.70 meters long with the rear bench folded down and boasts as much as 3.3 liters of extra interior storage space. A new removable luggage shelf offers easy access to the contents of the trunk and helps to better organize storage.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is fitted as standard on New Dacia Duster (Euro 5 models). Also fitted as standard, Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) rounds out the ABS anti-lock braking system. The back seats are fitted with Isofix anchor points for the simple and safe attachment of baby and child seats.

New Dacia Duster comes with a cruise control/speed limiter (depending on the version), controlled via the central fascia (system activation) and steering wheel (speed setting).

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Source: Dacia