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2016 Dacia Duster AMT unveiled ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

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All Euro-spec variants now offer start stop system and brake energy regeneration as standard.

The 2016 Dacia Duster AMT has been unveiled ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. The transmission which is termed as Easy-R has been borrowed from is siblings, the Logan and Sandero.

The Duster AT will be available with the 0.9-litre TCe90 turbo petrol engine which is capable of 90 PS and 140 Nm of torque. The new powertrain combo is claimed to deliver a fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl (4.9 litres per 100 km).

Like a typical AMT, Easy-R transmission employs electromechanical actuators which automate the clutching and gear shift process with commands coming from the car’s ECU. The transmission offers both Drive and Manual models like a conventional automatic transmission. Since the AMT retains the basic construction and principle of a manual transmission, it manages to have significant advantages over an autobox in efficiency and cost departments.

2016 Dacia Duster AMT transmission

The Easy-R AMT transmission is paired to the 0.9-litre TCe turbo petrol motor.

Dacia has also upgraded the 2016 Duster’s engine lineup to meet Euro 6 emission standards. Now, all the variants receive standard start stop system and brake energy regeneration.

Cosmetic enhancements include new 16-inch alloy wheels with black diamond finish, new Altai Green exterior color and two interior color themes (Silicon Black in lower variants and Federer Grey in higher variants).

Also read – Next gen Renault Duster to be a 7-seater

Meanwhile, Renault is currently testing a facelifted version of the Duster in India which is likely to debutĀ in the festive season later this year.

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