The Dacia Duster is a compact 4.3-meter SUV with clear off-road reminiscences. It reveals rather a lot in its aesthetics, unchanged for the reason that Romanian model of the Renault Group launched the second technology in 2018, and in its 21 cm of floor clearance. The model we’ve examined is simply out there with entrance axle drive, however it is vitally versatile due to its “bodily” traits and the truth that it may well journey comfortably on off-road roads that aren’t very demanding.

Anyway, probably the most fascinating factor about this Duster is in his “entrails”, in a three-cylinder engine with one liter of displacement that may run on both gasoline or Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline. The GLP, which is as it’s popularly identified, comes from the combination of butane and propane gasoline beneath strain and is processed in a liquid state. It additionally doesn’t produce particles, it’s much less polluting than gasoline –that’s the reason it has the DGT “Eco” label– and the worth per liter is simply 0.72 euros.

It isn’t hybrid, it’s “bi”

To gasoline the engine, this Duster has two tanks, one with 33 liters of LPG (for security rules it’s important to depart 20% free) and one other with 50 liters of gasoline, and with each full you may journey as much as 1,200 kilometers with out refueling.

The dealing with of the automobile isn’t any totally different from a standard gasoline one. The one distinction is that there’s a button and a light-weight indicator to the left of the steering wheel that permits you to choose between one gasoline and one other, along with controlling the extent of LPG.

By default, the automobile at all times begins in gasoline mode, and when the engine reaches the appropriate temperature (it takes a couple of minutes) it goes to LPG if that’s the mode chosen within the final use. The passage from one gasoline to a different is nearly negligible, However when refueling, you have to use a particular adapter for Liquefied Petroleum Gasoline.

That is Spring Electrical, the automobile with which Dacia needs to overcome the town

On going, 100 horsepower is reached by elevating the engine revs rather a lot, which is extra willful than forceful. It is usually fairly loud, though it isn’t annoying. If we’re in search of energy, it’s essential to play with the five-speed handbook transmission, which by the way in which has a protracted however exact lever (it has solely been troublesome for us to reverse gear on some events).

The 100 horsepower is reached by elevating the engine revs rather a lot, which is extra willful than forceful

In any other case driving just isn’t an issue. The Duster has a tender suspension to make it comfy, however their weight and top are noticeable in twisty areas.

The inside is comfy and spacious, together with the rear seats, and likewise the boot offers a really usable 445 liters of capability.

A really aggressive worth

The finishes of this restricted “Anniversary” collection are, just like the gear, excessive for the worth degree of the Duster. Stable and obvious supplies, shade accents and a tender and nice upholstery be part of a extremely useful multimedia system with 7-inch display and browser, which is a part of the usual gear. This part additionally highlights parts such because the 17-inch wheels, the local weather management, cruise management or automobile blind spot detector.

The worth of this Duster TCe 1.0 GLP 4×2, with promotions and financing, is 16,510 euros, and we’ve not discovered something related in its phase for that quantity. The precise 90-horsepower gasoline model of the Duster prices 700 euros much less and it isn’t that geared up so the added worth in autonomy, because of that worth distinction, is completely really helpful if we have to do many kilometers per week.

DATASHEET

Motor: gasoline and LPG.

Energy (kW / CV): 74/100.

Change: Guide, 5 speeds.

Largo (mm): 4.341.

Ancho (mm): 1.804.

Alto (mm): 1.693.

Trunk (liters): 445.

Most velocity (km / h): 172/168.

From 0 to 100 km / h (sec.): 14,4/13,8.

Common consumption (l / 100 km): 6,1/7,8.

CO2 emissions (gr / km): 138/126.

Worth (euros): 16,510 (with reductions).