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(Romanian Winter Wonderland)
The Dacia Duster is a compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) developed by the Romanian automaker Dacia.
Based on the Nissan B0 platform, the Duster measures 4.31 metres (169.7 in) in length, 1.82 metres (71.7 in) in width and has 210 mm (8.3 in) of ground clearance. Its luggage space has a volume of up to 475 litres (16.8 cu ft), while with the rear benchseat folded and tipped forward, its carrying ability can exceed 1,600 litres (57 cu ft).
The Duster is offered with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. The 4×4 variants make use of Nissan’s all-wheel drive system which allows the driver to choose from three different driving modes: Auto, in which the rear-wheel drive is engaged automatically in case the front wheels loose grip, Lock, whereby 50 per cent of torque is consistently fed through the rear axle, and 2WD where the transmission is locked into front-wheel drive for maximum fuel efficiency.
Renault Duster Petrol RxE This is the base petrol variant powered by a 1.6-litre, 8 valve, 105 PS engine . The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The SUV comes with black fabric upholstery with chrome gear knob and other standard features.
Renault Duster Petrol RxL This is the top-end petrol variant, it comes with the standard safety features like engine immobilizer, door open warning lamp, central locking and engine productive under guard. The SUV has a power air-conditioning system with heater and pollen filter.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxE This is the base diesel variant of the Duster, powered by a 1.5-litre, 4-cyl. in-line engine that is capable to produce an output of 85PS at 3750rpm. This variant returns a fuel efficiency of 20.46kmpl with a CRDi fuel supply system. The Duster RxE Diesel has ABS along with EBD and Brake assistance.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL This is the mid-variant of the vehicle, which comes with the same 1.5-litre dCI diesel engine, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The variant comes with Key-less entry, passenger vanity mirror, front map lamp, 2 cup holder, front and rear reading lamp, which are some of the standard features.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Pack This is similar to the Duster 85PS RxL variant but with additional features including dual airbags for the front row passengers. The safety features on offer are the ABS with EBD and brake assist system,speed sensing door locks, impact sensing door unlock, reverse parking sensors, etc.
Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Optional with Nav The Renault Duster 85PS Diesel RxL Optional with Nav variant is the same 85PS RxL variant, but it comes with other advanced features like emergency brake assist, Anti-Lock Braking System, stability control and of course the Optional Navigation feature.
Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxL This is the better tuned diesel variant of the Duster, which is powered by the 1.5 dCi engine that can produce an output of 110 PS at 3900 rpm. This engine is matted to a 6- speed manual transmission gearbox. It has ABS with EBD and Brake assist as standard safety features. The SUV comes with body coloured outside door mirrors, stylish roof rails, door side sills, steel wheels, rear glass wiper and washer. Trendy beige coloured seat fabrics with a glossy piano black floor console gives the cabin a luxurious feel.
Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ The RxZ is the top-end variant of Duster and it come with even plusher features like alloy wheels and steering mounted controls, besides the features of 110 PS RxL. Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ Pack
It is the same Duster 110PS Diesel RxZ variant but it is bestowed with leather pack apart from the features seen in diesel RxZ variant. The interiors of this model are plush with leather fabric upholstery, leather gear knob finish and chrome door handle finish. The centre fascia,floor console,door trim decorative strip and door handles add more appeal to the car.
Renault Duster 110PS Diesel RXZ Optional with Nav This is the most expensive variant in the Duster line-up and is fully loaded with features like leather upholstery, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Navigation system and more. A slightly tweaked version of the 1.5-litre, in-line 4-cylinder engine is housed under the hood that produces the maximum power output of 110 PS
The car dubbed the Dacia STCC Edition uses a body inspired by the firms Logan model. Logan is a popular model build by Dacia, a romanian company accuired by Renault.
The Dacia Logan STCC has been captured on video ahead of its racing debut in the Swedish Touring Car Championship scheduled for May 3-4.
The Dacia Logan STCC is manufactured by Swedish firm Solution F and uses a V6 3.5-liter mid-mounted engine producing more than 400 bhp (298 kW). The mill is linked to a 6-speed sequential gearbox and helps the 2,204 lbs (1,000 kg) racer sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in three seconds, en route to a top speed of 168 mph (270 km/h).
A Race track is probably the last place you’d expect to see a Dacia Logan on, but thanks to the Company’s Swedish dealer the car is going to compete at this year’s STCC (Swedish Touring Car Championship), and by the looks of things it is ready to see some action. So apart from the body shell, this car isn’t really a Dacia. But still, it is quite cool to see an economy car tear up the track like this. Kudos to Dacia and Swedish team Solution F.