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Dacia Duster in Malta

Today’s all-terrain vehicles are often synonymous with bulk, but Dacia Duster is an antidote to that idea. With a length of 4.31 metres and a width of 1.82 metres, Dacia Duster is very compact.

Dacia Duster is unmistakably a 4x4. From the front, it exudes an impression of toughness: the wide wheel-arches, the imposing lines of the chrome grille and the sump guard clearly emphasise the 4x4 DNA of Dacia Duster. Seen from the side, the high ground clearance, clearly defined wheel arches and protective mouldings encourage the driver to tackle even the toughest roads and tracks.

The Duster will be available in both 4x4 and 4x2 form. The 4x2 version has been designed for customers who want good ground clearance and a reassuring elevated driving position, as well as loose-surface ability, but who don't have a real need for all-wheel drive.

The car is a vehicle that is easy to use. It is lightweight for its size: 1,160 kg for the 4x2 version and 1,250 kg for the 4x4. Combined with compact dimensions, this ensures the Duster is particularly agile.

Dacia Duster 4x4 is equipped with a new six-speed gearbox with a short first ratio (5.79 km/h per 1,000 rpm) which allows the vehicle to travel at very slow speed on uneven terrain, and improves performance as you pull away from standstill with heavy loads or on steep slopes.

The 4x4 control located on the lower part of the centre console allows drivers of the Duster 4x4 to easily adapt the vehicle’s configuration to their needs.

This control permits three modes. In Auto mode, the front/rear torque split is calculated automatically as a function of available grip. In Lock mode, the driver electronically locks the transmission in 4x4 mode. In this mode, throttle control and braking are also adapted for 4x4 use. This mode is recommended when grip is low and at low speed. In 2WD mode, the transmission is locked into two-wheel drive. This mode is suited to driving on good roads and reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The Dacia Duster is available with a choice of two powerplants for both the 4x2 and 4x4 versions. A petrol engine (1.6 16V 105) and a diesel engine (dCi 110). The Duster dCi 110, in 4x2 version, emits just 130g of CO²/km and delivers peak power of 110 bhp at 4,000 rpm. The 4x2 version of Dacia Duster dCi 110 accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 11.8 seconds and boasts 240Nm of torque at 1,750rpm, 90 per cent of which is available from 1,500 rpm.

The Duster 1.6 16V 105 delivers a maximum power output of 105 bhp at 5,750 rpm, while peak torque stands at 148 Nm at 3,750 rpm. The combined cycle fuel consumption of the 4x2 version of Dacia Duster 1.6 16V 105 is 7.1 litres/100km.

For further enquiries contact the Auto Sales Showroom in Lija.

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