Mysterious Dacia Teased, Could Be A New Compact Crossover

Dacia is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, and besides reminiscing about its humble beginnings, plus the Group Renault takeover from 1999, a new model is now being teased.

The vehicle remains under wrap, and sits next to the second generation Duster in the Romanian automaker’s roadmap, with absolutely no details accompanying it.

Nevertheless, it could be a “more refined” and “a bit more expensive” version of the Duster, which was already confirmed for the Russian market by Renault. It will debut at the end of August, during the Moscow Motor Show, and will use the Dacia platform.

Renault is also interested in launching yet another version of the Duster in certain Asian markets at the end of next year. Unofficially baptized the ‘Duster 2.5’, it will keep the bodywork of the second-gen, but will be underpinned by the same platform as the Clio V. In turn, the architecture will be eventually adopted by Dacia’s future family of cars.

The French automaker is reserved in commenting whether this will be launched in Europe, but the company’s chief of product planning, Bruno Ancelin, said that an official decision won’t be taken before the turn of the decade. This is understandable, given that it could eat a good chunk of the Captur’s sales.

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  • Why I’m interested on those Dacia 1300…

  • Dr Strangefingger

    Ok, I saw the photos… so can someone please tell me why Dacia is still a brand?

    • Christian

      Because if the price…Sold tons of them in Europe… Bigger car, same price as a microcar…

      James May would slap you for making a comment like that!

      • Iberian Rekluse

        Maybe I wanna be slapped?!

  • Christian

    Idiots…It’s Alpine a110 with Dacia badge….

  • nellydesign

    Good news everyone!

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