In France, Ambiance and Lauréate versions of Dacia Duster 4x2 can now be specified with a 1.6 16V 105 hp (78 kW) gasoline/LPG engine. The price of these two versions is identical to that of the equivalent gasoline-engined versions they replace.
The 4x2 version of Dacia Duster emits 146g of CO2/km when running on LPG, compared with 167g/km when using gasoline. Its combined-cycle fuel consumption is 9.2 liters/100km (25.6 mpg US) with LPG and 7.2 liters/100km (32.7 mpg US) with gasoline. However, at less than €1/liter, the pump price of LPG makes it a significantly more economical solution compared with gasoline.
The driver is free to choose between the LPG and gasoline modes, and the switch between the two fuels is very simple. Running on LPG, Duster has a range of almost 1,000 km (621 miles) on a full tank.
To guarantee optimal quality, the engine is converted to LPG use at the factory. LPG/gasoline versions of Duster come with Dacia’s usual three-year or 100,000 km (62,137 miles) warranty. In 2012, Dacia vehicles represented more than half of total LPG sales in France. The 32-liter LPG tank replaces the spare wheel beneath the trunk (tire inflation kit supplied).