Romanian model unveiled boxy mid-size SUV, previewing an upcoming mannequin set for a 2025 launch.

The Dacia Bigster idea has been revealed, previewing an upcoming, C-segment mid-size SUV attributable to launch earlier than the center of the last decade.

Unveiled as a part of dad or mum firm Groupe Renault’s ‘Renaulution’ marketing strategy announcement this week, the Bigster Idea measures 4.6 metres lengthy, slotting it into the bigger finish of the mid-size SUV phase, simply 30mm shorter than the long-wheelbase, new-generation Hyundai Tucson.

The Bigster opts for a extra rugged tackle the mid-size SUV phase in comparison with sleeker rivals from Hyundai and Ford, adopting a boxy, upright look with straight-edged physique strains and swollen wheel arches harking back to Dacia’s solely manufacturing SUV so far, the Duster.

Up entrance, Y-shaped LED headlights – a motif debuted with the brand new Sandero hatch – flank a large, LED-accented grille, which sits above an aggressive, matte black ‘skid plate’ constructed from recycled plastic.

The Y-shaped theme continues into the tail-lights, that are mounted on an upright tailgate dwelling to massive DACIA script under the rear window.

Chunky off-road wheels and tyres fill the arches, whereas the idea’s darkish inexperienced paint reportedly “underpins the adventurous explorer inside”.

Whereas no photos of the Bigster Idea’s inside have been launched, the Romanian model claims the 4.6-metre physique is dwelling to a “roomy” and “spacious inside”, with a back-to-basics structure that includes “no bells and whistles [and] no chrome trim or imitation-aluminium”.

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“Dacia Bigster Idea epitomizes the evolution of the model. Important, with a contact of coolness and an outside spirit. It proves that accessible just isn’t opposed by any meanings to attractiveness. In Dacia we imagine so, and this automotive is the proof”, mentioned Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Dacia design director.

Resulting from launch in early 2025, the manufacturing model of the Dacia Bigster Idea would be the model’s first C-segment mid-size automobile, serving because the range-topper above the present Sandero, Logan, Spring Electrical and two extra B-segment fashions due in 2022 and 2024.

As with all future Dacia fashions, the showroom-specification Bigster (or no matter title it carries to manufacturing) will journey on Renault’s CMF-B modular platform, probably providing a variety of “alternative-energy” (learn: pure gasoline) and hybrid powertrains to decrease fleet CO2 emissions.

For extra particulars on Groupe Renault’s plans for Dacia (and its different Renault, Alpine, Lada and Mobilize manufacturers), learn our full story on the Renaulution announcement right here.

Regardless of the recognition of mid-size SUVs in Australia, the Bigster will be part of the remainder of the Romanian model’s vary in being off-limits to Australian consumers.


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