Round-Up: Entry-level Duster, Mitsubishi L200 facelift, SWR installs charging points

New entry-level Dacia Duster

New dacia duster

Dacia has added a new entry-level engine to its Duster line-up.

The TCe 10 replaces the SCe 115 and Dacia said the new engine reduces fuel consumption and boosts performance over the outgoing SCe engine.

The French firm said the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of the Duster TCe 100 are 18% lower than the SCe 115 that it replaces, at 126g/km CO2 and 48.7 – 49.5mpg (WLTP) respectively.

The new engine is available in 4×2 drivetrain on the Access, Essential and Comfort trim levels of the Duster and is priced from £10,995.

Facelifted L200 priced from £21,515

New dacia duster

Mitsubishi has confirmed the facelifted version of its L200 pick-up is on sale now, priced from £21,515 for the entry-level model.

The Japanese manufacturer claimed the revised model offers car-like driving dynamics with its payload increasing by 1,080kg and gross train weight improving to 6,155kg.

Styling changes include a new front-end design, 40mm raised bonnet for more presence and easier manoeuvring , squared-off wheel arches and 18-inch alloy wheels on the majority of range.

SWR installs 60 EV charging points

SWR Charging points

South Western Railway has installed 60 new electric vehicle charging points at six of the stations that it serves and manages.

The new charging points are located in car parks at Basingstoke, Farnborough, Andover, Haslemere, Wokingham and Fleet stations and SWR said the points – Rolec EV WallPod three-pin 13 amp trickle chargers – will be free for customers to use until October.

The 60 points are split accordingly:

Basingstoke – 18

Farnborough – 12

Andover – 10

Haslemere – 8

Wokingham – 6

Fleet – 6

Jenny Keen, flagship station manager at Basingstoke station, said: “We’re passionate about sustainability, and by investing in practical projects like station charging points and offering free charging, we can encourage more passengers to make environmentally friendly choices that could help improve local air quality.