These are the first pictures of the Dacia Duster concept, an SUV crossover revealed at the Geneva motor show.
Designed to look like a four-wheel-drive sports coupe, the Duster is actually a far more versatile vehicle. A rear-hinged door on the passenger side provides access to the rear seats and increases functionality, but helps to maintain the car’s coupe-like look from the driver’s side.
The Duster’s modular seat design also allows the front passenger seat to slide under the driver to improve load space, and a recess in the floor has been specifically engineered to increases the room for taller objects such as bikes.
Its unusual proportions mean the 4.25m-long Duster is similar in length and height (1.49m) to a small estate car, but with the width (1.64m) of a city car.
The two-tone chocolate and blue cabin has been designed to complement the show car’s grey paint, and utilise the light provided by the full glass roof.
Power for Dacia’s first-ever concept car comes from a 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 103bhp and emitting 139g/km of CO2.