Top Gear On Ice: Land Rover Defender & Dacia Duster
Packed lunch? Check. Woolly hat? Check. Duster and Defender? Check. Let's off-road
Posted: 03 Jan 2013
Saying that, it's probably not worth digging too hard for covert ‘surprise and delight' touches in the Duster, because there isn't much hidden depth here. It is a box. And inside that box is everything that is required to classify this as a car - engine, steering wheel, four wheels, radio, heater - but with absolutely nothing surplus. Want a fancy luggage cover in the boot? Or even a low-range gearbox? Nope - you won't find any of that. Dacia has been rigorous in designing the Duster to the last penny. If it doesn't earn its practical place, it's been omitted. Which is somewhat refreshing.