The indirect injection three-cylinder petrol engine is lighter and more compact than the engine it replaces. The TCe 100 features a turbocharger with an electrically controlled waste gate, an exhaust manifold partially integrated into the cylinder head, twin variable valve timing for intake and bore spray coating.
The new engine is available in 4x2 drivetrain on the Access, Essential and Comfort trim levels of Duster, priced from £10,995. Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, the TCe 100 offers better performance both in the city and out on the open road. With 100hp and 260 Nm of torque a 2,000 rpm, it boasts greater energy efficiency and enhanced responsiveness thanks to the turbo, with 66 per cent more torque than the SCe 115.
The second-generation Duster has proved a big hit with UK car buyers since launch with a staggering 89 per cent increase in registrations YTD compared to 2018. In all, nearly 10,000 Dusters have found new homes since the start of 2019, making it the brand’s most successful model this year.
The Dacia Duster range starts at just £10,995. There’s a choice of five trim levels, from the entry-level Access through to the lavishly equipped Techroad version. Duster continues to be available with TCe 130 and 150 petrol engines as well as the Blue dCi 115 diesel engine.