The 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine is said to replace the 2.0-litre unit in international markets and will be available from next year.
Renault has unveiled the Dacia Duster AWD 125 TCe version at the Geneva Motor Show that draws power from the new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine under the hood. The new engine is capable of producing 125 HP of power and 205 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission and will also come with start-stop system and energy recuperation system as standard. The Duster 125 TCe will be available in Europe starting next year.
The new downsized engine has been updated in compliance with Renault’s strategy to comply with the stringent emission norms. The company says that the adoption of new technologies will help to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency in traffic while the energy recovery system will use the energy to recharge the battery. The new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine will be replacing the 2.0-litre petrol motor on the Renault Duster in Europe.
In comparison, the India spec Renault Duster draws power from the 1.6-litre petrol engine and the highly popular 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine available in two states of tune – 85 PS and 110 PS. India being primarily a diesel driven market for SUVs, it will be interesting to see if Renault brings the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that will be competing directly against the 1.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost engine powering the Ford EcoSport.