|New Dacia Duster, presented at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, has been upgraded but retains the design features largely responsible for its popularity.|
Taking in what Renault deems as more emphatic 4×4 design cues, the Dacia’s front end has been upgraded, with a redesigned grille, adorned by two chrome-plated strips and housing a new, lower-set air intake and new double-optic headlights with daytime running lights. The upgrades underscore the car’s on-road stance and robust, “go-anywhere” character.
“We built on the appeal of the original model and its proportions. Identity components such as the grille have been modernized. We have also strengthened the 4×4 cues of the vehicle, while keeping all its useful features. New Duster gets an even stronger character while retaining its initial DNA.” David Durand, Head of Styling for the entry 4X4 range.
New Duster-labeled roof bars with slatted supports underline the car’s SUV character, while new 16-inch “Dark Metal” alloy wheels and “Mud and Snow” tyres revitalize the profile of upgraded Dacia Duster.
At the back, new lights echo the styling cues of the front end, notably though the use of chrome. A chrome-plated tail pipe and new “4WD” lettering round out the exterior styling changes and further boost the car’s personality.
Aside from the Dacia Duster, Renault will display several key models with the new brand identity. The wraps will come off the latest concept car embodying Renault’s vision of the premium automobile. The show will also be an opportunity for visitors to see the six concept cars in the life cycle design strategy together for the very first time.
In addition, the Renault ZOE launched recently in Deutschland (Germany) gets an appearance at the Frankfurt show. Plus, innovation and motor sport will be in the limelight. The new Energy range engine will be presented alongside the recently unveiled Energy F1 2014 engine. As you most probably already acknowledged, Renault supplies engines to four F1 teams: Red Bull Racing, Lotus F1 team, Williams and Caterham.