Auto model added to DUSTER RANGE

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Re­nault South Africa has ex­panded its Duster range from four to five mod­els with the ad­di­tion of a 1.5-litre tur­bod­iesel with an au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. The up­dated MY2016 Duster range ini­tially fea­tured two petrol and two diesel mod­els, with the top-of-the-range Duster 1.5 dCi Dy­namique be­ing fit­ted with AWD. Fea­tur­ing the Dy­namique trim and two-wheel drive, the re­cently added Duster is known as the EDC (Ef­fi­cient Dual Clutch) model and sits just be­low the range-top­ping 4×4 Duster. The EDC has, as its name sug­gests, a six-speed au­to­matic gear­box with two clutches for op­ti­mised ef­fi­ciency, with the ideal gear se­lected via an electronic con­trol unit. Re­nault claims that this dry dual-clutch sys­tem of­fers flex­i­bil­ity and fuel ef­fi­ciency, comb­ing the com­fort of an au­to­matic and the re­spon­sive­ness of a man­ual. The auto trans­mis­sion is mated ex­clu­sively to the 1.5 dCi en­gine with an out­put of 80kW and 250Nm, and the man­u­fac­turer claims a fu­el­con­sump­tion fig­ure of just 4.8 litres per 100km. ABS, emer­gency brake as­sist and front and side airbags come stan­dard in the Duster Model range, with ESP with trac­tion con­trol on the 4×4 and 4×2 EDC.

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