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Paris - New petrol engines for Dacia Duster

By Graeme Roberts | 2 October 2018

Dacia has announced new engines and a more powerful navigation system.

New 1.3 TCe 130 GPF and 150 GPF engines for the Duster have a new, lighter aluminium engine block with innovations such as bore spray coating. This coating technology, used on the inside of the cylinder, through improved management of the heat allows better performance.

To reduce particle emissions, the new direct injection petrol engines now integrate a gasoline particulate filter (GPF). 
 
This new generation of petrol engine gives the Duster 130hp (96 kW) at 5,000 rpm and maximum torque of 240Nm at 1,500 rpm - another 5hp compared to the previous generation.

The 150hp (110kW) at 5,250 rpm and maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,600 rpm version is 25 hp more powerful.
 
After having renewed all its diesel engines with Blue dCi on 4x2 and 4x4 versions, Dacia is launching sales of these new Duster petrol engines available on 4x2 versions and from mid-2019 on 4x4 versions. Order taking will begin in the next few weeks.
 
By the end of 2018, Dacia will equip its range with a new version of its Media Nav Evolution, offering easier and faster navigation and new features. Thanks to Apple Car Play and Android Auto, there are a whole range of applications that enrich the onboard experience beyond connected navigation:
- with Waze, the driver is informed in real time of traffic conditions to optimize his journey and save time by avoiding traffic, dangers, accidents and others. With WhatsApp, the driver can stay connected while driving and manage his messages via a voice interface. With Spotify, the driver can enjoy all Spotify playlists and radios and can access music from all over the world in the vehicle.
 
This new version of Media Nav will still be available for sale at the same price as the previous version.