Renault Duster pick-up prototype looks ready for production

Renault’s low-cost brand, Dacia is currently working on a new Duster Pick up, which was recently spotted on test in Romania. New Dacia Duster SUV is based on the pre-facelift Duster.

The new Dacia Duster bears all attributes of an ideal off roader. Duster Dacia Pick-up on test is a single cab with two seats, thus displaying efficient and more enhanced loading area. It comprises of a bed of 1.7 meters in length and can carry loads upto 400 kgs. While engine details are not yet revealed, it has been ascertained that it could receive a 1.5 liter K9K diesel engine while being mated to a six speed manual gearbox.

2014 Dacia Duster pick-up prototype looks ready for production (1)

Ever since Dacia discontinued the Logan pick-up, there have been rumors floating about a Duster based pick-up. Though the model in image is fit for a production variant of the Duster pick-up, Auto Industry News reports that it is built by local coach-builder Romturingia. The builder specializes in transforming Dacia models into special vehicles. The prototype spotted on test is built to portray outstanding open loading area and better off roading capabilities.

Renault too is involved in this project, but in a limited capacity via their Technology Center in Romania. All they have provided to the coach-builder is technical support in order to develop the Duster pick-up. It is not yet clear, whether Renault/Dacia will enter this prototype in production or not, but as of now, it seems to be a worthy successor the the Logan pick-up.

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