Nissan Allegedly Looking to Clone Dacia Duster SUV, Looks Like a Mini Patrol

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A pair of digitally rendered photos showing the Dacia Duster SUV with a Nissan fascia and rear end surfaced on Facebook today. According to the IndianAutosBlog site, the pictures are "3D mock-ups from a design lab" that were intended "strictly for internal circulation and study purposes", but somehow ended up on the web.

While we won't completely rule out the possibility that the renderings may have been made by someone outside the company, given the Renault-Nissan Alliance's past, there could be truth to these photos as many Dacia models are marketed under different brands around the world.

One such example is the Dacia Logan that is offered as the Renault Logan, Nissan Aprio, Mahindra Verito and Renault Tondar 90.

At least in these pictures, the front end of the Nissan-badged Duster looks eerily similar to the Patrol, a large SUV offered in numerous markets around the globe but not in the States.

Story References: Indianautosblog