CNG-powered Duster debuts in Brussels
Dacia, the Romanian subdivision of Renault, has come to the 2020 European Motor Show in Brussels, Belgium with a bi-fuel version of the Duster CUV. The car features a new engine model, the TCe 100 Eco-G, which other Renault/Dacia cars will get later.
Essentially a modification of the well-known 1.0-liter, three-cylinder TCe 100 engine, the Eco-G accepts gasoline and condensed natural gas (CNG) for fuel. The latter even results in better torque (170 Nm / 125 lb-ft) while being less harmful to the environment.
The manufacturer claims that the car features a system of limiters and safety valves and is therefore suitable for safe underground parking.
You can switch from one fuel type to the other straight from the driver’s seat, and the car automatically reverts to gasoline whenever CNG runs out.
Sales will launch later this month at the same price point as the gasoline-only version.
Editor Andrew Raspopov