The Duster is available with two four-cylinder engines: a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. The petrol unit is rather wheezy and needs to be revved hard, although its outright performance is acceptable.
The 1.5-litre diesel is a much better bet. It’s usefully flexible, so you’ll have no problem getting to the motorway limit or keeping up with everyday, main road traffic.
A five-speed manual gearbox is standard on the petrol two-wheel-drive version, while a six-speed gearbox is standard on the four-wheel drive petrol, and two and four-wheel-drive diesel versions.