Renault-Dacia unveiled the first facelift of its popular compact crossover, Duster during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Duster has been around since 2010 and was due for a makeover. Renault-Dacia has made subtle changes to the exterior keeping the original proportions of the compact off-roader intact.
With this update, not just about the aesthetics changed though. Dacia has added new features to the compact crossover that push it further up the ladder in its affordable segment of the crossover market.
Renault-Dacia has also added a new engine to the Duster range. The new turbocharged gasoline engine promises to deliver better mileage and decent performance at the same time. The Duster has tasted success in developing markets around the world, and the new model definitely has what it takes to tackle the challenges faced in highly competitive markets like India, Brazil, etc.
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The future is always a fun place to go to, that is if you have a very creative mind, an above average talent in designing, and of course, a taste in cars.
Young designer, Liviu Tudoran, has all three qualities in abundance, and he proudly showed it off with a concept design for the sports car of the future – in Bucharest.
Calling it the Dacia SHIFT Concept, the futuristic-looking two-seater is powered by lithium-ion batteries with the electric engine located at the car’s front while the hydrogen storage tanks are situated right beside the concept’s rear wheels. Aesthetically speaking, the SHIFT Concept was inspired by the local automakers, Dacia, proving that Tudoran’s inspiration has some local flavor going for it. At the same time, Tudoran also used a number of architecture buildings as a model for the design of the SHIFT Concept.
Check out Tudoran’s futuristic design interpretation of the SHIFT Concept, a car that – in the designer’s mind, at least - could roam the streets of Bucharest in the near future.