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New petrol engines for Dacia Duster

Improved performance and economy, arriving March 2019

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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.

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Stuart Masson
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Stuart is the Editorial Director of our suite of sites: The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.