Today’s Duster has a better interior, cleaner engines, more equipment and improved safety.

But other things haven’t changed: the Duster is very affordable, starting from £9,995. Even our diesel 4×4 test car is a modest £17,400, significantly undercutting almost all rivals. It should be affordable to run, too, with a low insurance group rating and modest fuel consumption.

Does the new Duster maintain the old model’s strengths, though, while smoothing off its rough edges? Can it compare with more expensive rivals, and how well does it cope with the demands of towing?