The savings of up to 50% compared to conventional fuels, the autonomy of the vehicles traveling more than 1,200 km, the environmental awareness and the fact of the ECO label have led to an increasing number of customers opting for LPG technology, which is sold with 35 has risen. % in Europe and 250% in Spain, in the last 5 years.
Dacia, with its ECO-G offering with a petrol LPG bicarbonation engine, available in all thermal vehicles in the range, is a leader in this technology with half a million units sold worldwide and nearly 50,000 LPG vehicles in Spain, leader in the national market since 2017.
In the case of the Dacia Duster ECO-G 100, it has a 150 hp TCe petrol engine with a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and an additional LPG tank with a capacity increased by almost 50% (to the 49 .8 litres). The length of the manufacturer’s warranty, the service intervals and the luggage compartment are identical to those of the petrol version. The LPG tank is located in the spare wheel well, under the boot floor.
On LPG, the new Duster ECO-G emits an average of 9.5% less CO2 than a comparable petrol engine. In addition, it offers more than 1,235 kilometers of autonomy thanks to its two tanks, which have almost 100 liters of accumulated useful volume: 50 liters of petrol and 50 liters of LPG. At the wheel, the transition from one fuel to another is immediate and imperceptible. The driver can manually activate the new petrol LPG switch at any time, which is more ergonomic and integrated. The changeover to petrol is done automatically when the LPG tank is empty. The 3.5-inch display of the trip computer informs the driver about the fuel level in both tanks. This technology is endorsed by obtaining the ECO label, awarded by the Directorate-General for Traffic,
The Dacia Duster is aimed at customers who want a very affordable car as well as those looking for a versatile and robust 4X4. Versatile use, available with front-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. The optic integrates a Y-shaped daytime illumination and also has LED indicators (on the front). This technology is also used in the low beam (automatic lighting as standard) and the number plate lighting. In addition to lower electricity consumption, LEDs improve lighting, both day and night, to better see and be seen by other drivers.
In the cab, the Duster offers a high center console with a large sliding armrest. It also offers two multimedia systems with an 8-inch touchscreen. Regardless of the trim level, standard equipment includes a trip computer screen, automatic headlights and a speed limiter with illuminated steering wheel controls. Depending on version, automatic climate control with digital display, cruise control with illuminated steering wheel controls and hands-free card are available. In addition to the audio equipment (radio, MP3, USB and Bluetooth), it has two new intuitive multimedia systems: Media Display and Media Nav. The dashboard has a new 8-inch touchscreen. With Media Display, the equipment includes 6 speakers, digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity, two USB ports and smartphone replication compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Voice recognition can be activated via the specific controls on the steering wheel and in this way the iOS or Google assistant of the “smartphone” can be called up by voice. With the optional Media Nav device, the multimedia system includes integrated navigation and wireless Wi-Fi connectivity. The interface includes the “Vehicle” tab, which gives access to fuel-efficient driving information, or even, in the four-wheel drive version, the 4X4 monitor (altimeter, inclinometer, compass, etc.).
True to its DNA, the Dacia Duster is a true SUV. To travel with peace of mind, it always offers real off-road performance thanks to a ground clearance of 217 mm in 4X2 and 214 mm in 4X4.
The Duster offers many driving aids, such as the blind spot detector that warns the driver of a possible collision with another vehicle behind us. In addition, four ultrasonic radars in the rear bumper activate an audible aid during manoeuvres. Depending on the version, they can be accompanied by a reversing camera that displays dynamic direction lines on the central screen and visual warnings when an obstacle is approaching. The adaptive descent control system in the 4×4 versions of the Duster is especially useful when riding in the field or on steep descents; Activated by means of a control on the on-board console, this system acts on the brakes to prevent the vehicle from losing control and thus guarantees an adaptive driving speed (according to the driver’s requirements) from 5 to 30 km/h. system works with gearbox first gear and reverse gear. The driver does not have to worry about the accelerator and brake pedals, only the steering wheel.
The multi-view camera system (four cameras: one at the front, two sides and one at the rear) allows the driver to better understand the environment around the vehicle. The side cameras, located below the mirrors, allow direct visualization of the front wheels to accurately position the vehicle. This system is very useful when parking maneuvers or in complicated off-road situations. It is activated immediately when shifting into reverse and manually by pressing a button. The navigation screen shows only one camera at a time. The camera automatically changes angle when shifting into forward gear. The system is deactivated by pressing the button or when the vehicle speed exceeds 20 km/h.
Source: La Verdad