Dacia Duster Automatic in the Works
According to the latest information coming from Mioveni, the place where the bulk of the Dacia models are being produced, the automatic Duster will be accompanied by a whole new range of engines, but only after the market has been carefully studied.
“We will launch the automatic Duster as soon as the market is ready for it,” Jerome Olive, Renault Group Romania general manager told Romanian publications ZF. “We are working on this. We are studying the market and the customer's demands.”
The engines to be added to the lineup sometime in the near future include powerplants other than the 1.5l diesel currently manufactured at Mioveni. As we told you in a previous report, the Mioveni plant will receive a new production line which will be used to manufacture new Euro V engine range (including the H4 and H5 units) for the French group.
Dacia currently manufactures three engines, all of which meet the Euro IV compliant: the gas-powered K7J, K7M and the F8Q diesel. The single Euro V engine produced in Romania is used for the 4x4 version of the Duster.
Last week, at the Moscow International Motor Show, the first Logan and Sandero models equipped with automatic transmission surfaced. For Russia, the Romanian cars will wear either the Lada or the Renault badge.
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Believe me, it is a reliable car with an affordable price.
The service is very well organized and the auto parts have reasonable price.
Unfortunate, the majority of the Romanian citizen would rather by a second hand German car for this price. I have had both and believe me they are wrong, a new Duster is better than any other 5 years old second hand car.
This car is great even if you live in a city, because is compact and fuel efficient, it is easy to drive and park.
For family the passive security is a must.
p.s. I am not a Dacia employee.
I'm waiting to have the automatic Duster in Egypt.