Dacia Duster Concept revealed
Dacia Duster concept - a totally new model in Dacia-s line-up. With the aspect of a sporting coupe and the utility of an MPV, Duster will become the first crossover in Dacia’s line-up.
The Dacia duster concept features a broad bumper with two horizontal air-intake slits at the front; the grille is flanked by headlamps which wrap over the front wings to form a tapering line of light that stretches rearward towards the doors. The sporty look is accentuated by 21-inch, five-spoke aluminium alloy wheels, exterior mirrors positioned on the window surround and trapezoidal aluminium exhaust tailpipes.
Special care has gone into Dacia duster concept ‘s aerodynamic efficiency (Cd: 0.30) and the fluid lines of the body sides enable air to flow freely along the vehicle’s flanks before being jettisoned through the rear lights. The aerodynamic, wing-like forms of the roof-mounted direction indicators also channel airflow towards the rear. The sum of all this work has naturally been beneficial to fuel consumption, and Dacia duster concept stands out as a particularly environmentally-respectful crossover.
Under the hood Dacia duster concept placed a 1.5 dCi 105hp engine, that gives (77kW) and 240Nm of torque. A sprint time for the 0 – 100km/h run of 9.6 seconds is claimed when driven by the 6-speed manual gearbox. The engine produces a C02 emissions figure of 139g/km and an average fuel consumption of 5.3 litres per 100km.
As a design study the Dacia duster concept signals Dacia’s intentions of being taken more seriously as a quality brand than it has been before.
Dacia duster concept ’s height of 1.49 metres, short front and rear overhangs (65cm and 80cm respectively), generous wheelbase (2.80m) and compact volumes (4.25m long, 1.64m wide) exude an overriding sense of robustness and sports appeal.
• Dacia duster concept ‘s first concept car and the fruit of close collaboration between Renault Design Central Europe in Bucharest, Romania, and Renault Design Technocentre in Guyancourt, France.
• Dacia duster concept ‘s athletic stance adds an undeniable sporty feel to the brand’s hallmark robustness.
• Inside, the use of colour, generous cabin space and an original modular layout ensure a particularly convivial ambience for occupants.