Dacia has confirmed pricing for the Duster SUV’s new range of petrol engines, with the latest variants available from £14,395 on-road.
On offer in both 130hp and 150hp guises, the engines feature a lighter aluminium block than their predecessors and take advantage of bore spray coating – a technology used on the inside of the cylinders that improves performance and engine response as a result of better heat management.
The engines also have a gasoline particulate filter to reduce harmful pollutants.
That all translates to 240Nm of torque, 137g/km and a claimed 47mpg for the 130hp TCe engine, while the 150hp unit boasts identical efficiency figures while seeing a jump in torque to 250Nm.
Both units are paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and two-wheel drive at launch, with all-wheel-drive variants due to arrive later in 2019.
Available in Comfort and Prestige trims, Dusters equipped with the 130hp option offer 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear parking camera plus sensors, electric windows and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard (take note, BMW…).
As for the 150hp that comes exclusively with Prestige, it adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a multi-view camera, blind spot warning, climate control and keyless entry. Pricing begins at £16,295 for this range-topping model.
Order books are now open for the new Dacia Duster TCe engine range, with customer deliveries set to begin from March 2019.