Dacia Duster will have Euro 6 engines in the UK

Dacia has introduced in the UK a revised version of the 1,6 liter petrol engine for the Duster. The engine has now 115 HP with 10 HP more than the previous version and 156 Nm, with an increase of 8 Nm.

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The new unit will be available with a manual gearbox with five or six speed, and will  be found on both 4×2 and 4×4 versions. Although it has a higher performance, the new engine will have lower emissions. The 1,6 liter engine with 16 valves emits 155 grams of CO2 per km in the 4×4 version and 145 grams of CO2/ km for the 4×2 version of the Duster.

In conclusion, all the Duster version sin the UK will have Euro 6 engines. The new versions of Duster will have the Start-Stop system as standard, which translates not only in lower emissions, but also in a reduced consumption.

Along with this upgrade, Dacia will offer in the UK a Euro 6 version of the 1,5 dCi engine with 100 HP. The new engine will have 260 Nm, with 20 Nm more than the previous version and CO2 emissions of 115g/km (for the 4×2 Duster version) and 123 g/km (for the 4×4 Duster version).

This upgrade will be found on the 1,2 engine with 16 valves and the 0,9 TCe engine. Both engines will have Euro 6 and promise lower emissions, a reduced consumption and better performances.

Also in the UK, Dacia has 2 models in the “Glass’s Hot Five” for July, a ranking based on the time that a used car sells since the ad was published. The most wanted used car was Land Rover Discovery Sport, followed by Dacia Sandero Stepway and Chevrolet Captiva. Next is Chevrolet Orlando followed by Dacia Duster, which is for the second moth in a row in the top five of most wanted used cars.

Renault launches the Duster diesel with automatic transmission

Renault decided to use the EDC dual clutch transmission found on its range to the 1.5 Duster diesel version. For now, the new automatic transmission will be found only in the Indian market, but this may be the first step before a launch of this version in Europe.

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Dacia Duster is starting to become one of the business cards of Renault, that sells the compact SUV  in dedicated variants for each major markets.  And if until now we knew that Duster had an automatic gearbox in the Russian and Ukrainian markets, where the automatic transmission is coupled with gasoline engines, Renault makes the first step towards an appearance of the automatic transmission on diesel powered versions.

The new version will be launched in India, where Duster will receive this fall a new facelift and a EDC dual clutch automatic gearbox which can be ordered with the 4×2 diesel versions of Duster.
In India, as in Europe, Duster is available in both 1.6 liter petrol engine and the diesel variant of 1.5-liter dCi  engine with two power versions. The European Duster has an extra  gasoline turbo engine of 1.2-liter and 125 HP.

Renault Duster Oroch official information

It is  official: the long-awaited pickup version of the SUV Duster will be launched in South America and is named Oroch. The SUV will be sold under the  Renault brand, but there is a real chance that this model will be sold in Europe under the Dacia logo.

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Renault uses the South American market to present an official pick-up model of Duster. The Duster pickup is a model requested by the Dacia fans and by those who wanted a amaller pickup SUV. The Renault Duster Oroch has a perfect place between the full size pickups (Navara, Amarok, L200 and Hilux)  and smaller  models, very popular in South America, but less popular I Europe.

“Duster Oroch has no equivalent on the market. It is positioned between the current pickup segments and inaugurates a new class. It’s a revolutionary vision,” notes Renault in the press release accompanying the first pictures of the model.

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The new Duster Oroch benefits from double cabin and offers five seats and a competitive cargo area, despite its compact dimensions. The cargo capacity is  500 kilograms and its length is 1.3 meters.

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Built on the facelift version of Duster, the new pick-up will also have the new variant of Media Nav multimedia system. The Duster Oroch will be available in South America in two engine versions 1.6 and 2.0 gasoline.

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Oroch is the name of a small ethnic group in Russia which in 2002 consisted of just under 700 people. Located in Siberia, the Oroch group has its own language, also called Oroch, but only 8 people spoke fluent Oroch in 2010.

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Duster Oroch will be launched at the Auto Show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, along with other big novelty from the Renault, the Sandero RS. The commercial debut of the Duster Oroch on the South American markets will take place in autumn 2015.

Dacia Duster pick-up tested in Romania

Some spy images taken on the streets of Romania show a Duster pick-up with four doors that could be a future version of the Romanian SUV.

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The spy photos surprised a prototype pickup Duster with four seats that was tested in Romania. The new model could be the longest SUV body produced in Romania. Despite the two rows of seats, the new Duster pickup offers a spacious trunk, almost as big as the two seated Duster pick-up.

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Photo source: Promotor

The first Duster Ambulances delivered to Angola

Dacia has delivered to Angola the first ambulance models manufactured along with Romturingia coachbuilder.

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Dacia delivered the first units for the Angolan ambulances services, an African market where the Romanian car manufacturer models are sold under the Renault logo. The Duster ambulance was built with the cooperation from the teams of Renault Technology Roumanie and Romturingia and is a A1 type ambulance  that  was homologated according to the European standards.

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The ambulance version of the Duster is nearly 30 cm longer than the standard model. The change was accomplished by extending the rear overhang to provide the interior space required for the transportation of a patient and an attendant on board, plus the first aid equipment needed.

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In addition to the practical attributes and the low prices, the Renault Duster Ambulance offers the advantage of intervention in extremely difficult terrain, inaccessible to most traditional ambulances models.

Dacia Duster Commercial version for the UK

Dacia offers a new version for the United Kingdom market. It is a commercial version of the SUV, with the rear seat eliminated for a more spacious boot.

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Dacia announced a commercial version of the Duster for the UK market. In the new version, the rear seat is replaced by a storage space (1,150 liters for the 4×2 version and 1,000 liters for the 4×4 version) that is delimitated from the front seats. The new Romanian SUV version will be the first Duster commercial model manufactured by Dacia and be sold in the UK from June 2015.

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The new Duster model is called Commercial and is offered in 4×2 and 4×4 versions. The only engine available in this offer is the 1.5 dCi unit with 110 HP, while trim levels offered are Ambiance and Laureate. The new space in the boot has a length of about 1.4 meters, while its width is one meter between the rear wheels.

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Dacia launched the Commercial version in the UK because the demand of this types of vehicles is high in UK and Ireland. On this markets, the commercial vehicles derived from passenger cars represent 30% of total annual sales, and their buyers can benefit from certain tax allowances.  Duster-Commercial-Version-interior

Dacia Duster sold over 16,000 units in the UK since its launch on the market, in January 2013, and the launch of the Commercial version will only increase the sales potential of this model.

The Duster is in the top 10 off road SUV in the UK

If you would put the Dacia Duster in a top of the best SUV with off-road abilities along with Skoda Yeti, BMW X3, Range Rover, Mazda CX-5, Fiat Panda 4×4, Land Rover Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport, Hyundai Santa Fe and Land Rover Discovery Sport, what place do you think the Romanian SUV will get?

The Auto Express journalists made such a top and the Duster got the third position, due to the quality – features- price comparison. Do you agree with the British journalists?

Dacia presented the first 4×4 Euro 6 Duster

Along with the anniversary editions to the most important models of the range, Dacia presented in Geneva a new 4×4 Duster that will be powered by a 1.2 TCe engine. The new Duster will be the first Dacia model that will be powered by a Euro 6 engine and the first model to have a start-stop system.

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Dacia Duster received in Geneva a new 1.2 TCe 4×4 variant. The new engine replaces the 1.6 with 16v petrol engine with 105 HP and is the first Euro 6 engine offered by Dacia. With time, Dacia will launch the Euro 6 versions for all engines that power the Romanian brand models, but the 1.2 TCe engine will be remembered as the first Euro 6 engine in the history of Dacia.

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The 4×4 Duster with the 1.2 TCe engine is also the first model equipped with the Start-Stop system. The Dacia officials say that the 1.2 TCe unit is configured to provide comparable performances to the  2.0-liter aspirated unit, while the fuel consumption will be lower.

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The new aluminum engine has a displacement of 1,198 cc and delivers a maximum power of 125 HP at 5,250 rpm. The maximum torque is 205 Nm and is delivered between 2,000 and 3,000 rpm. The Dacia officials point out that 90% of the maximum torque is reached at 1,500 rpm, which should provide an elastic behavior for the SUV. The first gear of Duster 4×4 version powered by the 1.2 Tce engine remains short, providing a speed of 5.79 km / h at 1,000 rpm, which eliminates the need for a dedicated reducer for steep uphill and downhill descents and other off-road complicated situations.

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The 1.2 TCe version of Dacia Duster 4×4 announces a combined consumption of 6.4 liters per cent according to NEDC standardized test and CO2 emissions of 145 grams per kilometer. The new Duster has also a Eco mode and a gear shift indicator that shows the optimum time to change gear in order to ensure low fuel consumption and very low CO2 emissions. The Eco mode changes the parameters of the engine and of the air conditioning system, in proportions that are acceptable to the driver and the passengers, to limit the fuel consumption.

Dacia Duster prices in the world

Have you ever wondered what are the Duster prices in other countries? Now you can find out reading this article. We will compare the cheapest version and the top of the range version of the Duster in the best selling countries for the Romanian SUV in 2014. The prices are from January 2015 and are approximate for countries with other currency than Euro. All the prices are for specified versions without any additional equipment.

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1.France

1.1 The cheapest Duster model commercialized in France is a 4×2 model with an 1.6 LPG engine with 16 valves and 105 HP. The price for this model is 11,990 Euro with all taxes included.

1.2 The most expensive Duster without additional equipment in France is a 4×4 Prestige version powered by a 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The price of the top of the range Duster in France is 18,000 Euro.

2. Germany

2.1 The cheapest Duster model in Germany is a 4×2 Essentiel version with an 1.6 petrol/LPG engine with 16 valves and 105 HP. The price of this model is only 10,690 Euro.

2.2 The top of the range Duster in Germany is a 4×4 Prestige version with an 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The price of the most expensive Duster in Germany is 18,690 Euro.

3. Spain

3.1 The cheapest Duster model in Spain is a 4×2 Base version powered by an 1.6 petrol engine with 105 HP. The price of this model is 10,900 Euro.

3.2 The top of the range Duster in Spain is a 4×4 Laureate version powered by an 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The price of the most expensive Duster in Spain is 18,280 Euro.

4. Italy

4.1 The cheapest Duster model in Italy is a 4×2 version powered by a 1.6 petrol engine with 110 HP. The price for this model is 11,900 Euro.

4.2 The top of the range Duster in Italy is a 4×4 Laureate version with an 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The most expensive Duster in Italy has a price of 18,000 Euro.

5. Algeria

5.1 The cheapest Duster version in the best selling country outside Europe, Algeria, is a 4×2 version powered by an 1.6 petrol engine with 16 valves and 110 HP. The price of this model is approximate 11,000 Euro.

5.2 The most expensive Duster model in Algeria is a 4×4 Laureate version powered by an 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The price for the top of the range Duster model in Algeria is approximate 18,500 Euro.

6. Turkey

6.1 The cheapest Duster model in Turkey is a 4×2 Ambiance version powered by an 1.6 petrol engine with 16 valves and 105 HP. The cheaper Duster model in Turkey has an approximate price of 15,700 Euro.

6.2 The top of the range Duster in Turkey is a 4×4 Laureate version powered by a 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The price for the most expensive Duster in Turkey is approximate 21,150 Euro.

7. Morocco

7.1 The cheapest Duster version in Morocco is a 4×2 version with an 1.6 petrol engine and 100 HP. The price for this model is approximate 11,950 Euro.

7.2 The most expensive Duster model in Morocco is a 4×4 Prestige version powered by an 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The price for the top of the range Duster in Morocco is approximate 19,300 Euro.

8.Romania

8.1 The cheapest Duster model in Romania, the home country of Dacia, is a 4×2 Access version powered by an 1.5 petrol engine with 16 valves and 105 HP/ The cheapest Duster in Romania has a price of 11,000 Euro.

8.2 The top of the range Duster version in Romania is a 4×4 Laureate version with an 1.5dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The price for the most expensive Duster model in Romania is 17,100 Euro.

9. United Kingdom

9.1 The cheapest Duster model in the UK is a 4×2 Access version with an 1.6 petrol engine with 16 valves and 105 HP. The cheapest Duster version and probably the cheapest SUV in the UK has an approximate price of 12,720 Euro (9,495 pounds).

9.2 The top of the range Duster model in the UK is a 4×4 Laureate version powered by an 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The most expensive Duster in the UK has an approximate price of 20,760 Euro (15,495 pounds).

10. Belgium

10.1 The cheapest Duster model in Belgium is a 4×2 version with an 1.6 petrol engine with 16 valves and 105 HP. The price for this model is 11.990 Euro.

10.2 The most expensive Duster model in Belgium is a 4×4 Prestige version powered by an 1.5 dCi diesel engine with 110 HP. The top of the range Duster version in Belgium has a price of 19,900 Euro.

Can you guess the price for a Dacia Duster in the UK?

Dacia Britain asked Auto Express to go with a Duster in a mall to find what ordinary people think about price of the Romanian SUV – the Duster. The answers might surprise you.

Dacia Duster is one of the cheapest models with 4×4 drive for the UK market. But what do ordinary people think about the value of the SUV built in Romania?

 

 

The Auto Express went with the top version of Duster – the Laureate, in a mall to ask the British what do they think its price is. At the end they averaged, and the value was much higher than the actual price of the SUV: the Duster presented cost 16,290 pounds and the average price of the public was 24,444.90 pounds.