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The Dacia Duster, which is the company's first genuine
concept car, was one of the vehicles displayed at the
2009 Geneva Motor Show.
The Duster concept was styled by a team of designers from
Dacia's parent company Renault. The designers came from
Renault Design Central Europe and Renault Design Technocentre
in Guyancourt, France.
The Duster is a crossover vehicle which combines the aesthetic
benefits of a coupe with the functionality and versatility
of a multi purpose vehicle.
The front end of the Dacia Duster features a broad bumper
with two horizontal air-intake slits that are designed
to suggest power. The grille features Dacia styling cues
and is flanked by headlights which wrap over the front
wings to form a tapering line of light that stretches
rearward towards the doors.
Viewed from the side, the clear-cut lines of the wheel
arches and tall doors reinforce the impression that Duster
sits squarely on the road. The Anthracite Grey bodywork
and extensive one-piece glazed sweep - made possible by
the absence of a B-pillar.
The Duster's two-tone chocolate and blue interior is intended
to exude a sense of well-being and warmth. The fully glazed
roof fills the cabin with light, while the enveloping
forms of the staggered slim-line front seats provide first
class comfort and support. The driver's seat is incorporated
in a structure which extends all the way from the sill
to the centre console, forming a striking, one-piece focal
To further improve the usability and versatility of the
Dacia Duster concept the interior can be configured for
carrying either people or cargo. The four-seat 'daily
driver' layout can be swiftly converted into a
leisure configuration in a matter of seconds. The passenger
seat slides underneath the driver's seat on rails concealed
in the floor to leave just one front seat and consequently
free up a total carrying volume of two cubic metres.