Renault has presented the ultra-effective Dacia Duster LPG. The 4x2 version is powered by a 1.6 liter 16 valve petrol with 105HP (77 kW).

The Ambiance and Laureate versions come with identical prices with their petrol-engined brothers - €13,350 and €14,350, respectively. In other words, you get way more economical vehicle with the same power and extras.

The LPG Duster emits just 146g of CO2/km compared with 167g/km when using petrol. Its combined-cycle fuel consumption is 9.2 litres/100km with LPG and 7.2 litres/100km with petrol. However, at less than €1/litre, the pump price of LPG makes it a significantly more economical solution compared with petrol.

As is the case with all LPG vehicles, the driver is free to choose between the LPG and petrol modes, and the switch between the two fuels is very simple. Running on LPG, Duster has a range of almost 1,000km on a full tank.

LPG/petrol versions of Duster come with Dacia's usual three-year or 100,000km warranty. In 2012, Dacia vehicles represented more than half of total LPG sales in France. The 34-litre LPG tank replaces the spare wheel beneath the boot (tyre inflation kit supplied).

Order books for the LPG version opened across the French Dacia network on January 29, 2013.

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Source: Renault