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DR 4.0 LPG: the Italian SUV dethrones Dacia Duster!

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Barely launched in France, the DR models have been able to attract the attention of the general public, in particular thanks to their quality-price ratio. One of the flagship models of the DR range is the DR 4.0, offered in a petrol version but also, in LPG, for a very competitive price, the objective: to send Dacia Duster back to the ropes!

Two captivating compact SUVs sharing excellent value for money and dual petrol-LPG fueling. On one side the latest DR 4.0 and on the other an icon of the segment: the Dacia Duster. Separated by a few hundred euros in price, they offer complete equipment and promise, among other things, reduced consumption!

Obviously, the queen of the segment is the Dacia Duster which, after so many years on the market, continues to bet on its greatest asset, namely accessibility. However, the Romanian SUV has to watch its back, because the new DR 4.0 arrives with an excellent offer of equipment and very affordable prices that send Dacia Duster back to the ropes. This Italian novelty arrives in this -very competitive- segment with a starting price of €19,900.

The DR 4.0 relies on refined aesthetics, chrome elements, alloy wheels and the sunroof. In addition, the interior of the new Italian adversary surprises with the soft materials that cover the dashboard and the steering wheel, as well as the automatically adjustable seats (available as standard). From the first level of equipment, the DR 4.0 receives, among other things: multifunction steering wheel, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, panoramic roof, 4/6 folding rear seats and 9-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple car play.

Under the hood, the DR 4.0 comes with a bi-fuel block (gasoline / LPG). The latter offers a power of 114 hp and 132 Nm of torque. Its price is 19,900 €. The four-cylinder petrol 1.5 block, developing 116 hp and 136 Nm of maximum torque, is associated with a five-speed manual gearbox and a front-wheel drive system, this version is sold at a price of 18,900 euros.

In the upper level we have the 1.5 with 154 hp and 210 Nm of torque. This mechanical, offered at 21,900 €, is associated with a 6-speed gearbox and a front-wheel drive system.

DR Automobiles also offers the DR 5.0 from €21,900, and the DR 6.0 from €29,900.