Dacia has launched its Easy-R automated manual transmission for selected models from its range.

Dacia has launched the Easy-R automated manual transmission for selected models from its range.

The gearbox uses electromechanical instead of hydraulic technology for “enhanced flexibility and swifter response”, while the number of components has been reduced by around 25 percent compared to classic automatics in order to deliver “greater reliability and simplify servicing.” The manufacturer explains the Easy-R transmission underwent 130,000 hours of bench testing plus a total of 120,000 km of road testing.

The automated transmission operates just like a standard automatic gearbox, which means it has four modes – D (Drive), N (Neutral), R (Reverse), and M (Manual). The chosen mode is indicated on the dashboard.

Initially, the Easy-R will be available exclusively with the TCe 90 turbo petrol unit for the Logan MCV, Sandero and Stepway models. It costs €600 more than the standard manual gearbox and is coupled with a start-stop system, offering an Eco mode.

Dacia also revealed the pricing for the models equipped with the Easy-R. The cheapest vehicle of the Romanian brand to get the transmission is the Sandero (€12,000), followed by the Logan MCV Laureate (€13,000), Sandero Stepway (€13,200), and Logan MCV Prestige (€14,000).

The combined fuel consumption for the models is rated between 4.9 and 5.1 liters per 100 km, while the CO2 emissions stand at 110-114 g/km.

Source: Dacia

Dacia introduces automated manual transmission