Появление на рынке универсала Renault Duster пошатнуло позиции прямого конкурента – Chevrolet Levels, переманив на свою сторону большое количество целевой аудитории.
Buyers have the opportunity to alternative choice. However, Niva has proven itself very well in operation, and the impressive name of the manufacturer stood behind Duster, therefore, so intense competition has developed between the models.
When building the Duster station wagon, the developers used the B0 platform, the former “base” of the highly popular Logan model. The new car turned out to be strict in appearance, but perfectly tailored and strong. Considering that the car is designed for off-road driving, the designers did not particularly bother with its decoration, if you do not pay attention to the top-end equipment, which, nevertheless, offers some technical delights. However, having a well-developed infrastructure, the manufacturer offers a large “arsenal” of additional equipment, the installation of which depends on the wishes of the buyer.
Duster, like Niva, belongs to the category of budget cars, so their salons are not distinguished by luxury and technical innovation and expensive electronic options. In the cabin of the Renault Duster, the usual seats with a flat profile are installed, the climate control unit also remained unchanged. Despite the four-wheel drive, the reduction gear is not provided, its work is replaced by the settings of the gearbox, which is why the driver rarely manages to release the gearshift lever, and it is often necessary to pay attention to the tachometer readings, although it is not difficult due to the adequate operation of the clutch actuatorSee also: Top 5 best convertible cars of 2017-2018
The engine of the French model also deserves praise. This is a gasoline R4, 16 valves, with a power of 102 power and a torque of 145 Hm. It cannot be called fast, the car accelerates to 100 km / h, in almost 14 seconds, but the engine thrust is stable and energetic.
What is Niva? This is a car with many years of respectable experience. It is well known to domestic users, although now its exterior has changed dramatically, it has become more modern and noble, a body kit is placed around the perimeter of the body, and a new climate control unit is located in the cabin.
В автомобиле, помимо постоянного полного привода, есть раздатка (2 ступени), и это весомое преимущество. В моторном отсеке установлен бензиновый R4 мощностью 80 сил, с моментом кручения 128 Hm. Chevrolet Levels более медлительная, чем ее французский «оппонент», но на настоящем бездорожье этому внедорожнику нет равных.
I would like to note the increased quality of noise insulation of the machine, the cardan crosses were changed in it, now their function is performed by the CV joints, at the same time the transfer box was modernized.
But the Duster on the roads "does not feed the back." The car has a high angle of clearance, excellent wheel tires, short overhangs.
To activate the rear axle, a multi-plate clutch with a locking function is used, and in a force majeure situation, a power transmission will always come to the rescue. But still, off-road Niva looks preferable.