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Check out these renderings of the 2018 Dacia Duster: Pickup truck, gt or coupe

Not many may be familiar with the Dacia Duster, but for those who do, you probably know that it is insanely affordable. After being in the market for seven years, and after over a million units sold, it is finally going to get a second-generation model. To keep up with the current version, while keeping the costs minimal, Renault’s Romanian division will give the new generation the same underpinnings that will be housed in new exterior body as well as a more modern interior.

With this kind of reports circulating the net, it is unavoidable for artists with Photoshop skills to play with its current look and imagine the 2018 model year. For instance, we already found some photos from X-Tomi Design where artists are imagining all sorts of designs for the upcoming Duster. From these photos, we think that two of them may happen, while the other two are merely design experiments - the sporty GT and the three-door.

This basic version of the model with the unpainted bumpers could be an entry-level trim of the 2018 Dacia Duster. As you can see, it rides on a set of steel wheels, with unpainted side mirrors and door handles. We also heard that the company might lose the fog lights to really keep the starting price low. Some people may wonder why, but if the SUV’s unique selling point is its very affordable price, then you will probably agree.

Read the entire article Check out these renderings of the 2018 Dacia Duster: Pickup truck, gt or coupe

Dacia unveils new generation of the Duster SUV at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Seven years after commencing sales of the first generation of the Dacia Duster sports utility vehicle, Renault’s accessible brand will be taking the wraps off the second-generation model at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Although the second generation of the Duster is all new – from its exterior and interior styling and to its new equipment and features – it really builds on the attributes that made the first generation model a resounding success. These attributes aren’t really broken, so it would be illogical for Dacia to totally scrap them. Instead, Dacia has decided to build on these strengths, resulting in a new generation of the Duster with an evolutionary – instead of revolutionary – design. After, after seven years of sales, Dacia has already sold more than a million units of the Duster and counting.

Dacia has been kind enough to provide a number of details about the second generation of the budget-friendly SUV, including a number of images that fully reveal the looks of the new Duster. These images clearly reveal a Dacia with more modern look, as it remains robust, muscular and assertive. Wrapped in a new body color -- Atacama Orange – the second-gen Dacia as seen on the images evolves and enhances the styling of the original model. Dacia is hoping that the new Duster would continue the success of the first generation, and we believe it could.

Read the entire article Dacia unveils new generation of the Duster SUV at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

Dacia to unveil Summit Special Edition at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Dacia said that it will be releasing special edition versions of its Summit range on March 7, during the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. This includes not only the Duster and Sandero Stepway but even the Logan MCV Stepway.

Using the highest equipment level, Dacia is confident that this special edition will stand out from the crowd especially with the offer of two exclusive colors for the exterior. These are Nordic Grey or Magma Orange, though the latter is only for the Sandero Stepway.

Specifically for the Stepway lineup, complementing the new colors will be the Grey Flex 16-inch wheels. Meanwhile the Duster will be fitted with the alloy 16-inch black diamond-cut Cyclades wheels.

Read the entire article Dacia to unveil Summit Special Edition at 2017 Geneva Motor Show

Dacia refreshes Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV for 2017MY

Dacia’s three signature models -- the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV – have received some major revisions for the 2017 model year. The Dacia Logan has also been refreshed for the new model year in select markets in Europe.

These refurbishments include a wide range of engine selections and transmission as well as new equipment options. Dacia has also refreshed the exterior and interior design of the Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV – providing them with a new, more modern and more assertive lighting signature.

Moreover, Dacia has now made it possible to equip the Duster with an EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission.

Read the entire article Dacia refreshes Sandero, Sandero Stepway and Logan MCV for 2017MY

The new 2017 Dacia Duster is furthering its already appealing proposition with an array of upgrades. Starting October this year, the Duster – the Lauréate and flagship Prestige 4x2 models in particular -- could be availed with an automatic six-speed EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) gearbox. This EDC transmission fuses the comfort and smoothness of an automatic gearbox with the low fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions of a manual gearbox – while still allowing the Duster to be as affordable as it has been.

With this gearbox, drivers could expect a simpler and smoother drive. This system features Hill Start Assist which could hold the brakes for a limited period during a start on a sloping terrain, thereby giving drivers enough time to step on the brakes.

This means drivers won’t roll back unintentionally as the SUV moves away. When paired to the EDC transmission, the models’ 1.5 dCi 110 turbodiesel engine could return 62.8mpg (NEDC combined) and emit 116 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer. Dacia will commence sales of the Duster EDC in the United Kingdom at a starting price of £14,895 on-the-road.

Read the entire article Dacia Duster greets 2017 with numerous upgrades including automatic EDC transmission

With slowing sales possibly affecting its growth, Dacia is focusing its efforts to boost brand recognition this year. Francois Mariotte, Dacia’s commercial director, told Automotive News Europe that the growth rate this year should be more or less similar to that in 2015.

Mariotte added that the units sales strategy will emphasize its marketing efforts to develop the familiarity of the brand, adding that there is a need to invest in the awareness of Dacia. Mariotte quipped that there is a need to build more awareness of Dacia’s products. Dacia saw its European market share drop in 2015, no thanks to an aging lineup and lack of new SUV offerings.

In fact, all Dacia had in 2015 was the Duster compact SUV. Ian Fletcher, an analyst for IHS Automotive, remarked that Dacia’s upturn in Europe was mainly thanks to consumers not wanting to make big purchases as the economy slows down.

Read the entire article Dacia to boost brand awareness and product recognition to halt declining sales

An important milestone was reached by Dacia as the Romanian car manufacturer owned by Renault managed to sell 3 million vehicles in 10 years. On 14th October, at Dacia’s booth from 2014 Paris Motor Show, Andres Palomo Daz was the lucky customer that received the keys to the 3 millionth vehicle, a brand new Dacia Sandero Stepway, form Nicolas Wertans, Renault Group, Senior Vice-President Global Sales.

According to the press release, Dacia is also seeing some impressive sales in Europe this year as its sales increased by 36.2 percent in the first six months of 2014. Moreover, Dacia’s market share increased in all its Mediterranean markets despite the unfavorable market conditions encountered in these countries.

The company announced that its expansion continues and its cars will be available also in Israel by the end of the year.

Read the entire article 3,000,000th Dacia, a Sandero Stepway, reaches its customer

Dacia is introducing its new Sandero Midnight special edition that builds on the current top-of-the-range Lauréate specs. The new special edition features the same specs of the Laureate version, but adds exclusive extras to give it a classy yet discreet look.

The Sandero Midnight features a 15-inch 'Aquila' alloy wheels and an exclusive Slate Grey metallic paint finish complemented by a gloss black exterior trim on the door mirrors and B-pillar. This theme is continued inside the cabin, as the gloss black trim can be seen on the door handles, central console surround and steering wheel.

The special edition also features a 'Comfort Pack' that includes electric rear windows and a leather steering wheel – all on top of the extensive standard equipment already included from the Lauréate trim level. This means that the Sandero Midnight features air conditioning, electric front windows, cruise control, speed limiter and a trip computer.

Read the entire article Dacia launches new Sandero Midnight Limited Edition

The 2015 Dacia Duster will feature styling and trim upgrades – all for a zero increase in its “shockingly affordable” pricing. It is still available two- and four-wheel-drive models derived from three trim levels. The base Access trim is powered by a 105 hp 1.6-litre 16-valve petrol engine, while the mid-range Ambiance and top-grade Lauréate trims are powered by a 107 hp 1.5-litre dCi 110 turbodiesel power unit.

The power rating on the dCi goes up to 109 hp on 4x4 versions. The two-wheel drive Access version is available at a starting price of less than £9,500 while the two-wheel-drive variant can be availed at just below £11,500. The 2015 Dacia Duster now features a more stylish chrome front grille -- two layers of four small intakes surrounding the Dacia logo.

All trim levels feature ‘Duster’ branded roof bars, with the Lauréate version coming in chrome. The Lauréate version also features Tyrol 16-inch alloy wheels, body-colored door handles and dark metal door mirror casings. The 2015 Duster can be still availed in Glacier White on the Ambiance and Lauréate versions, with new optional colors now being offered -- Mercury, Khaki, Pearl Black, Slate Grey and Cinnamon.

Read the entire article 2015 Dacia Duster gets styling and trim upgrades at no extra cost

Just in time for the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Dacia unveiled the Stepway version of its popular Lodgy and Dokker. Following the same strategy as the Sandero Stepway, the new Lodgy Stepway and Dokker Stepway arrive with body-coloued front bumpers (and rear bumper on the Lodgy), front and rear satin chrome skidplates, new fog lamps with satin chrome surrounds and black wheel arch protection.

In addition, the vehicles get dark metal-colour finish on the roof rails, rear mirrors covers as well as 16-inch alloy wheels. According to Dacia, both vehicles will be available with the well-known Azurite blue exterior colour, which is exclusive for Stepway models, as well as four other body colours.

Moreover, the ‘Stepway’ decal can be found on the front doors. Inside, we find special upholstery, ‘Stepway’ lettering embroidered on the seats, a Dark Carbon design scheme, optional Media Nav multimedia and navigation system, air conditioning, cruise control system and a reversing radar.

Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show Preview: Dacia presents Stepway versions of Lodgy

And the car everyone was waiting for it is about to happen! According to Autocar, who spoke with Renaultsport boss Mr. Patrice Ratti, the French carmaker will indeed build a high-performance RS version of the Dacia Sandero. Although it will be available only in Russia and Brazil, the vehicle will go on sale next year.

Ratti confirmed the fact that the Dacia Sandero RS project is well underway but didn’t give any details regarding the engine found under the hood.

Taking in consideration that the most powerful version of the Sandero is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, there are big chances to see the same powerplant on theupcoming vehicle.

Read the entire article Renault preparing an RS version of the Dacia Sandero

Renault posted a 3-percent surge in sales in 2013 to 2.63 million cars and light commercial vehicles thanks to increasing demand for its no-frills Dacia brand. The French carmaker said in a statement that Dacia sales surged 19 percent last year. Renault chief executive Carlos Ghosn is concentrating on boosting deliveries in emerging countries and has expected "tremendous growth" in the entry-level segment, in which Dacia competes. Around half of Renault sales occurred outside Europe.

Renault is building sites in expanding regions and developing more vehicles with Japanese alliance partner Nissan Motor Co. to cut costs with common components.

"In 2014, in a more favorable market context, we are confirming our profitable growth strategy by continuing our recovery in Europe and increasing our international sales," Chief Performance Officer Jerome Stoll said in the statement.

Read the entire article Renault posts 3% rise in sales in 2013 to 2.63 mil units thanks to Dacia brand

In each Romanian's mind, Dacia is one of the inland brands of highest pride today. It's course has been spectacular since Renault took over the lead. We can say that is one of the best export products that brings honor abroad.

Developers have taken the plunge and launched some interesting models. One of them is Dacia Duster, which registered a brilliant success. Dacia Duster was first launched in 2010 and, so far, over 450,000 customers have been convinced by the car.

New Dacia Duster Facelift made its debut in September, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and has a starting price lower than the previous model, ie €10,900 . Duster Facelift retains all the qualities of its predecessor, introducing though a new design that can be observed in details, such as a new grille, a new lower-set air intake and redesigned headlamps that integrate daytime running lights. The SUV character of the car is enhanced by new roof bars, which bear the inscription Duster.

Read the entire article Dacia Duster Facelift Review: Evolution, Personality and 100% Off-Road

Dacia has unveiled its face-lifted 2014 Dacia Duster at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Although the face-lifted Duster sports some 4x4 design cues, it still builds on the styling features that buoyed it to success. The Duster’s front end now dons redesigned grille that features two chrome-plated strips. The front end now features a new, lower-set air intake and new double-optic headlights with daytime running lights.

David Durand, Head of Styling for the Entry range, said that designers built on the appeal of the original model and its proportions while modernizing identity components like the grille. He added that designers also strengthened the 4x4 cues of the vehicle, while keeping intact its “useful features.”

He quipped that the 2014 Dacia Duster now boasts of an even “stronger character while retaining its initial DNA.” Highlighting the Duster’s sports utility vehicle character is its Duster-badged roof bars with slatted supports. The Duster rides on new 16-inch ‘Anthracite’ Metal” alloy wheels fitted with “Mud and Snow.”

Read the entire article Dacia unveils 2014 Duster Facelift at Frankfurt Motor Show [Live Photos]

Dacia Duster could now be availed as the Goodwood Festival of Speed special Black Edition. The very affordable Dacia Duster has proven to be popular in the United Kingdom since its launch at the start of 2013. In fact, Dacia has already received more 4,000 orders to date.  Now Dacia will prove that affordable vehicles could also look mean by launching the Black Edition.

Duster Ambiance dCi 110 4x2 Black Edition comes with a number of extra features like the brushed black vinyl wrap finish and an ash leather interior. It also features Kenwood media system and stylish 18” alloy wheels.

The Dacia Duster boasts of a media system that features a 6” high resolution screen, Garmin satellite navigation with TMC traffic information and DAB. Bluetooth with hands-free calling, iPod connectivity, DVD playback and rear USB connection also come with the Black edition. All these features are available on the Black Edition, which starting price on-the-road price is set at £17,575 – offering indeed a great value for money compared to rival models.

Read the entire article 2013 Dacia Duster Goodwood Black Edition now available in the UK

Dacia has commenced selling its Lodgy minivan in Denmark, the latest western European market and 41st market in the world where the brand has made known its presence.  Earlier this year, Dacia has started selling it vehicle products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The brand's expansion into Denmark marks the completion of its rollout in the European Union where strong demand for its low-cost units has helped Renault stay afloat while the region suffers from recession.

Dacia is also set to sell its Dacia Sandero subcompact at 33 Renault dealerships in Denmark. Dacia’s largest and second-largest global markets are France with 84,522 vehicles sold in 2012, and Germany with 46,617 units sold last year.

The main appeal of Dacia-badged cars lie with the fact that they typically 20-percent less costly than mainstream brand models in Europe.

Read the entire article Dacia has started selling Lodgy minivan in Denmark

Renault chief operating officer Carlos Tavares disclosed that the carmaker’s Dacia brand will not compete in Europe’s mini-car segment. He told Automotive News Europe that they want to avoid having “too many cars,” since marketing costs would also shoot up significantly if Dacia expands its lineup. The mini-car segment is becoming more important in Europe where its slumping economy has forced customers to shift to smaller and less costly vehicles.

According to Tavares, Renault needs to be communicating the Dacia brand rather than “fragmenting [its] marketing dollars on too many models” He noted that Dacia's brand awareness is still quite low. Reports by French and German media indicated the Dacia plans to build mini-cars, competing against segment mainstays like the Fiat Panda and VW Up.

German magazine AutoBild’s most recent report said Dacia will roll out a five-door mini-car in 2015 having a EUR5,000 ($6,450) price tag. According the report, the mini-car would be a combination of the Renault Twingo’s technical underpinnings and Dacia Sandero’s design styling. The mini-car would feature a longer wheelbase than the Twingo to offer more passenger room and 250 liters of luggage space, AutoBild said.

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If a pay dispute in Romania worsens, Renault's Dacia unit could transfer production to less expensive sites in Morocco. To pressure the company to approve a 40% increase in pay, the workers at Dacia's assembly line in Pitesti (117 km west of Bucharest) stopped working for two days last month. The company responded to its workers’ demand with an offer of only a 9% raise.

Automobile Dacia Vice-President Constantin Stroe said that if its workers insist on making “unrealistic demands” and if no mutually beneficial resolution is reached, it’s likely that a significant aspect of production will be moved to Morocco. The automaker posted losses of 20 million euro ($26.1 million) from the strike last month.

Renault’s Dacia unit is the biggest exporter in Romania, making up about 3% of the gross domestic product. About 90% of what Dacia produces in this country is exported. Last year, it sold around 360,000 cars around the world, standing for a 4.8% increase from 2011. At Dacia, the average monthly pretax wage was 3,965 lei ($1,200) in 2012 compared with a national average of 2,100 lei.

Read the entire article Dacia could transfer production in Morocco, due to pay dispute in Romania

With a starting price of £6995, the 2013 Dacia Logan Maximum Capacity Vehicle (MCV) – the fourth model to be built by the company -- will be the cheapest estate car in Britain when it starts selling. The Romanian manufacturer said that just like the Sandero, the Logan MCV range consists of three trim levels and three engines.

The base Access model is exclusively offered with a 74bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine. The Access has the following standard equipment: four airbags, ABS, stability control and ISOFIX seat mountings. Two more engine options are offered by both Ambiance and the top-of-the-line Laureate models: a 1.5-litre diesel with 89bhp and a turbocharged 900cc three-cylinder petrol, which also delivers 89bhp.

The latter option is available in Ambiance spec with a starting price of £8395, or in Laureate for an additional cost of £1400. The diesel versions are priced at £9395 and £10,795. The Ambiance trim is comprised of a Bluetooth-compatible stereo, electric windows and remote central locking to Access specification. Meanwhile, Laureate offers air conditioning, alloy wheels and cruise control.

Read the entire article 2013 Dacia Logan MCV UK pricing announced

The next batch of new products from Dacia may include a city car and a large saloon but don’t expect either of them to be launched within the next 18 months. At the Geneva Motor Show, Dacia launched the sub-£8000 Dacia Logan MCV – which is its seventh new vehicle launch in the last three years. Instead of launching new models, Dacia will now focus on entering new markets and expanding its share in the market.

Renault boss Carlos Tavares said that the company now has entered the market and the investment has been made and so now would be the time to focus on the company’s growth. But according to Renault product planning boss Tom Lane, there still are plans to launch a more affordable, simpler VW Up-style city car and a Skoda Octavia-sized saloon.

He added that the brand is aiming for the mass market and so both could easily be prospects as new models to be launched. He also said that expanding Dacia isn’t an immediate priority.

Read the entire article Dacia city car, large saloon on hold for now
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