Dacia upgrades its entire powertrain family

Dacia has revealed comprehensive updates to its engine line-up to boost their efficiency and performance. The changes also bring each unit in line with upcoming Euro6 regulation changes and see CO2 emissions fall.

The firm’s Duster crossover SUV was the biggest beneficiary from the updates, as it is now available with an all-new 1.6-litre petrol engine. The unit produces 114bhp and 156Nm of torque, and is offered in the entry-level Access and the mid-range Ambiance models.

Both two- and all-wheel drive versions are on sale, each including Dacia’s start/stop system as standard. This helps the 4WD variant emit 155g/km and return up to 41.5mpg, while the 2WD version returns 145g/km with 44.5mpg. This is good news for private buyers as the 2WD model will cost only £145 for 12 months of road tax. Company car drivers can also look forward to a drop in tax.

Tweaks to the manufacturer’s 1.5-litre dCi 110 diesel engine add 20Nm of extra torque and see its fuel economy rise to 64.2mpg. Meanwhile, the dCi 90 from the Sandero and Logan MCV now returns as much as 80.2mpg and releases 90g/km of CO2. The 900cc TCe turbo petrol also got the attention of the firm’s engineers to boost its torque, economy and emissions.

Value leader Dacia has raced ahead in the UK motoring industry as the affordable option in a number of classes. These latest engine updates only increase the brand’s appeal to cost-aware driver, and every new unit is on sale now.

Speak to the team at Toomey Dacia Basildon to test drive any model in the collection.