I am the happy owner of a 2017 Duster 1.2 TCe Laureate 4WD. I have sat in a new mark 2 model whilst waiting to have a service completed and found that I actually preferred the driving position of my mark 1 Duster. In fact the only thing that would make mine better would be a steering wheel with a thicker rim!
I have only done 14000 miles as I use it almost entirely for long journeys, particularly going to France, Spain, Switzerland for example. Through having the intelligent 4WD function on it has saved my life in a terrifying incident on a French autoroute at high speed with only scratches on the alloy wheels and a slight misalignment of the steering. It has been virtually faultless and also has a 5 year warranty so why should I spend possibly nearly £10K on upgrading to a new one?