Another one bites – the Duster
March 4, 2010Posted by on
The concept car presented in Geneva in 2009 looked out of this world, especially for a Dacia, 20 years ago the world’s worst car:
Of course, not much of the concept car has reached us consumers, however, the world is expecting with interest how the just launched Dacia Duster SUV will do:
“The rise and rise of Dacia is a remarkable phenomenon. From nowhere in 1999 when Renault bought Dacia, it’s been transformed in to a producer of budget cars for emerging markets. 1.25 million Dacias have been sold in the last five years and, with consumers in traditional car markets becoming ever more budget aware, Renault feels the Dacia will find a ready market. They’ve already had success on mainland Europe and now they’re biting the bullet to make RHD cars.
But Dacias are not exactly the Lada of the 21st century. In a similar way to Hyundai, they have moved quality upmarket but kept prices sensible. The new Dacia Duster is a budget-busting compact SUV – Skoda Yeti Sized – offering 1.5 litre diesel with 104bhp or a 1.6 petrol with 84bhp. And you can opt for 2WD or 4WD. An prices start at a very reasonable €11,900. Including tax.”
Excerpt from an article on carsuk.net.