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2017 Dacia Duster gets new turbo petrol motor

New Dacia Duster Facelift 2017

The new motor has a claimed fuel efficiency of 16.2 kmpl in 2WD configuration.

The 2017 Dacia Duster which is about to make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed tomorrow will receive a new 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which will join the existing powertrain lineup.

The new motor dishes out 123 bhp and has an emission rating of 138 g/km of CO2. It has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 46 mpg (16.2 kmpl) in 2WD avatar. This motor carries a road tax of 13o pounds a year in the UK.

New Dacia Duster Facelift 2017

The updated Duster continues without any significant cosmetic update.

The 1.2-litre engine is also available in 4WD configuration which has a CO2 emission of 145 g/km and a fuel efficiency of 44 mpg (15.5 kmpl). The 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine (K9K) continue without any changes.

The European Duster also receives equipment upgrades such as standard DAB radio, revised upholstery, improved dashboard plastic and satin chrome trim inserts. Higher variants feature Bluetooth connectivity, front fog lights and height adjustable driver seat. Of course, ABS and dual front airbags are standard. The fully loaded Prestige trim offers a 7.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation.

New Dacia Duster Facelift 2017

Dashboard gets better plastic and satin chrome trim inserts.

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Exterior changes come in the form of a new 16-inch alloy wheel design for the Ambience trim and a Chesnut Brown color option. The updated Duster also offers increased number of optional features.



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