Dacia Introduces "The Duster" Concept Car, With 44.4 Mpg

Renault's low-priced, Romanian produced brand, Dacia, is unveiling its new concept car at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The Duster is a 14-foot long, aggressive looking crossover. Like many concept cars, the rear doors are also rear hinged, providing direct visual access into the car.

For a crossover, the Duster has a very low drag coefficient of just 0.30 and it's weight is under 2,900 lbs. Renault's 1.5L dCi four-cylinder diesel engine powers the car, putting out 105 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to push the Duster to 62 mph in 9.6 seconds and average 44.4 mpg with CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km. In other word, it combines a nice appearance with good mileage and relatively green performance; and that's pretty good.

Now, if the Dacia gets good reviews, I hope that Renault will start producing this and sending it to America.

The Duster

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