Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Geneva Motor Show 2015: new 125PS petrol engine for Dacia Duster

Published 03 March 2015

Dacia has introduced a new 125PS 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine for the Duster at the Geneva Motor Show. The new engine makes a useful 205Nm of torque from 2000rpm, so should prove tractable and responsive on the road.

It is available linked to Dacia’s four-wheel drive system and incorporates a short ratio first gear for dealing with steep hills and rough terrain. The manual transmission has six gear ratios in total, with a tall final gear for quiet, economical motorway cruising.

The 1.2 TCe petrol already appears in the Nissan Qashqai as the DIG-T. In that car it delivers economy of 50.4mpg and emissions of 129g/km thanks in part to a stop/start system, so you can expect similar figures for the Duster – though they are to be confirmed.

Also to be confirmed is an on-sale date and a price, though we don’t imagine you’ll have to wait all that long or pay that much of a premium. We estimate a cost of around £13,000.

Banner (2)


Ken Vanderbull    on 4 March 2015

At long last a turbo petrol engine with chain cam. Its what the Duster has needed. But why does the UK have to wait until 2016 for it to go on sale?

Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH