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New three-cylinder petrol unit brings improved fuel economy and torque but pushes entry price to £10,995
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15 August 2019

Dacia has raised the pricing of its Duster SUV following the addition of a new entry-level petrol engine. 

The new engine is available on Dusters equipped with Access, Essential and Comfort trim, with prices ranging from £10,995 to £13,995. This marks a £1000 increase over the Duster’s previous £9995 entry price.

The turbocharged three-cylinder TCe 100 unit replaces the 1.6-litre SCe 115 engine with less power, at 99bhp, but improved emissions. CO2 output is down 18% at 126g/km and  fuel efficiency has been improved from 40.9-43.5mpg to 48.7-49.5mpg.

Torque output is improved as well, with the TCe 100 producing 192lb ft, 66% more than the SCe unit’s 115lb ft. Acceleration and top speed are slightly reduced, though, with the TCe capable of 0-62mph in 12.5sec and a top speed of 104mph. 

Dacia claims the TCe 100, also found in the new Renault Clio, is lighter and more compact than the engine it replaces. Mechanical improvements include an electronically controlled turbocharger wastegate, a redesigned exhaust manifold, twin variable valve timing and bore spray coating. 

Dacia has sold nearly 10,000 Dusters so far this year, an 89% increase compared with the same period in 2018. 

Even with the newly increased prices, the Duster remains the UK’s cheapest mainstream SUV, with MG’s rival ZS available from £12,495.

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Random_exRenaul... 19 August 2019

Peak torque

Actually the max.torque is 160Nm. You can check here: https://www.dacia.ro/gama-dacia/duster/dimensiuni.html . Someone did the strange mistake of "translating" the torque figure from the 1.5 dCi engine for UK specifications. So the big peak torque increase is a measly 4Nm.
Daniel Joseph 15 August 2019

New engine, or weaker Sterling?

I wonder if prices in the  Euro area have also gone up by a similar percentage (10% on the base model) or is it in part adjustment to compensate for a weaker pound?

matchico 16 August 2019

Prices going up

The difference of price on the French website (and probably accross the eurozone) is only 650euros (currently ~£600) so they are clearly trying to nudge the price up here...

matchico 16 August 2019

Prices going up

The difference of price on the French website (and probably accross the eurozone) is only 650euros (currently ~£600) so they are clearly trying to nudge the price up here...

Daniel Joseph 15 August 2019

New engine, or weaker Sterling?

I wonder if prices in the  Euro area have also gone up by a similar percentage (10% on the base model) or is it in part adjustment to compensate for a weaker pound?