Dacia's budget SUV could go Japanese - if it doesn't clash with Renault
19 May 2010

The new Dacia Duster could become a Nissan as well as a Renault - providing the market conditions don't put multiple versions of the car up against each other.

The Duster - a compact 4x4 that is likely to retail from as little as £11,000 when it goes on sale in the UK in 2012 - has already been lined up to become a Renault in several markets.

But a Renault-Nissan insider has confirmed to Autocar that if the conditions were right, the Romanian-built model could also be badged as a Nissan.

"In a market where Nissan had a presence and Renault didn't, it would be a possibility," he said. "That's assuming we had the spare production capacity."

The most obvious region where Nissan is present and Renault is not is the US - although the Duster could also be sold in some 'crossover' regions in Africa if respective Renault importers elect not to sell it.

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19 May 2010

That´s no real news since the Logan is also sold in some countries as a Nissan, so why shouldn´t they do the same with the Duster.

19 May 2010

....somehow with a Nissan badge its less appealing.

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