Dacia has announced that it will introduce EU6 emissions compliant engines to bring increased efficiency and lower running costs across its model line-up in the UK. The company aims to create a more progressive and logical model line-up, with revisions to vehicles like the Duster, Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV.
The company claims it has made the Dacia Duster ‘shockingly affordable’ to run with the introduction of a new EU6 compliant 115 bhp 1.6-litre 16 V petrol engine, replacing the previous 105 bhp 1.6-litre 16V petrol engine. The new engine gets an additional 10 bhp in power while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, reducing the cost of ownership. The new Duster will get engine stop/start as part of standard fitment.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine is a new unit developed from the ground up and not just a EU6 compliant version of the earlier engine. It also generates an additional 8 Nm of torque, with a total output of 156 Nm. The new 4×2 Duster accelerates from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 11.0 seconds, while for 4×4 model does the same in 12.0 seconds.
The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox in 4×2 version and a 6-speed manual in the 4×4 version. The engine in the 4X4 version emits 155 g/km of CO2 which is lower by 30 g/km from the previous version, while the NEDC rated fuel economy is 41.5 mpg (14.69 km/l), 6.2 mpg (2.19 km/l) higher than before. The 4X2 version gets a consumption rating of 44.1 mpg (15.61 km/l) and emissions of 145 g/km.
The 110 hp 1.5-litre dCi turbo-diesel engine also complies with the EU6 emission norms while featuring improvements to generate an additional 20 Nm of torque, with a total output of 260Nm. The NEDC combined fuel consumption is now 64.2 mpg (22.73 km/l) in 4×2 models and 60.1 mpg (21.28 km/l) in the 4×4 version; CO2 emissions are down to 115 g/km in 4×2 version and 123 g/km in the 4×4 version.
The press release has been embedded below for further information