The Truth About Cars » dacia duster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » dacia duster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Editorial: The Case For Importing The Dacia Duster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/editorial-case-importing-dacia-duster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/editorial-case-importing-dacia-duster/#comments Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:30:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=918018 Tim Cain’s article on how the Micra now accounts for 1 in 10 Nissans sold in Canada led me down the armchair product planner rabbit hole, though my conclusion was not the “Nismo Cube Diesel in Brown” that one might expect of an auto blogger. I think that there’s a strong case to be made […]

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Tim Cain’s article on how the Micra now accounts for 1 in 10 Nissans sold in Canada led me down the armchair product planner rabbit hole, though my conclusion was not the “Nismo Cube Diesel in Brown” that one might expect of an auto blogger. I think that there’s a strong case to be made […]

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New York Times Dubs Dacia “Europe’s Hottest Car” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/new-york-times-dubs-dacia-europes-hottest-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/new-york-times-dubs-dacia-europes-hottest-car/#comments Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=683594 Top Gear and TTAC have been at the forefront of giving you your dose of Dacia developments for some time now, propelled by my strange obsession with this obscure Romanian brand of budget car. Now, Dacia is getting its 15 minutes of North American coverage, with a New York Times feature touting Dacia as “Europe’s […]

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Top Gear and TTAC have been at the forefront of giving you your dose of Dacia developments for some time now, propelled by my strange obsession with this obscure Romanian brand of budget car. Now, Dacia is getting its 15 minutes of North American coverage, with a New York Times feature touting Dacia as “Europe’s […]

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Renault Duster Starts Losing Steam To Ford EcoSport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/renault-duster-starts-losing-steam-to-ford-ecosport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/renault-duster-starts-losing-steam-to-ford-ecosport/#comments Sat, 28 Sep 2013 14:59:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493501 Renault launched the Duster in India last year and it immediately became a strong seller. The response to the Duster was so good that the compact SUV overtook India’s best selling SUV, Mahindra Scorpio, to become the segment’s best seller. All was well for Renault until Ford crashed the French automaker’s party with the launch […]

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Renault launched the Duster in India last year and it immediately became a strong seller. The response to the Duster was so good that the compact SUV overtook India’s best selling SUV, Mahindra Scorpio, to become the segment’s best seller. All was well for Renault until Ford crashed the French automaker’s party with the launch […]

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Nissan Revives The Terrano In India http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nissan-revives-the-terrano-in-india/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/nissan-revives-the-terrano-in-india/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:02:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500205 The Nissan Terrano, once a fairly rugged SUV, is now the nameplate by which Nissan will sell a rebadged Dacia Duster in India. How about some exports? No, really, why not? With compact crossover sales on the rise all across the globe, and the Duster garnering positive reviews even among the enthusiast press, it could […]

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The Nissan Terrano, once a fairly rugged SUV, is now the nameplate by which Nissan will sell a rebadged Dacia Duster in India. How about some exports? No, really, why not? With compact crossover sales on the rise all across the globe, and the Duster garnering positive reviews even among the enthusiast press, it could […]

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Dacia Gets A New Duster For Its 9th Birthday, As The Low-Cost Boom Continues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/dacia-gets-a-new-duster-for-its-9th-birthday-as-the-low-cost-boom-continues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/dacia-gets-a-new-duster-for-its-9th-birthday-as-the-low-cost-boom-continues/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:11:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496999 Nearly 9 years ago, a small car from an obscure, nearly-defunct Romanian brand was launched with little fanfare. The Dacia Logan was – and still is – a basic vehicle designed to be sold for very little money and provide honest, basic transportation for emerging markets. Few would have predicted that in nearly a decade […]

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Nearly 9 years ago, a small car from an obscure, nearly-defunct Romanian brand was launched with little fanfare. The Dacia Logan was – and still is – a basic vehicle designed to be sold for very little money and provide honest, basic transportation for emerging markets. Few would have predicted that in nearly a decade […]

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Hyundai Next To Enter The Small Crossover Party? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hyundai-next-to-enter-the-small-crossover-party/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/hyundai-next-to-enter-the-small-crossover-party/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:45:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495565 For all of Hyundai’s successes in Europe, it is conspicuously absent in perhaps the lone major growth segment on the continent; small crossovers. We’re not talking “small” in the sense of the Hyundai Tucson either. Think more along the lines of the Opel Mokka (our Buick Encore), the Ford EcoSport and the Dacia Duster. Even […]

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For all of Hyundai’s successes in Europe, it is conspicuously absent in perhaps the lone major growth segment on the continent; small crossovers. We’re not talking “small” in the sense of the Hyundai Tucson either. Think more along the lines of the Opel Mokka (our Buick Encore), the Ford EcoSport and the Dacia Duster. Even […]

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Great News Everyone, The Dacia Duster Is Renault’s Best Seller http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/great-news-everyone-the-dacia-duster-is-renaults-best-seller/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/great-news-everyone-the-dacia-duster-is-renaults-best-seller/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:19:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493272 Despite being one of the most antiquated vehicles in Renault’s lineup (at least from a technology standpoint), the Dacia Duster is still its most popular. Through the first 5 months of the year, the Duster sold 155,729 units in Europe, besting the Clio (139,397 units) Megane (133,116 units) and Sandero (124,918). September will bring about […]

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Despite being one of the most antiquated vehicles in Renault’s lineup (at least from a technology standpoint), the Dacia Duster is still its most popular. Through the first 5 months of the year, the Duster sold 155,729 units in Europe, besting the Clio (139,397 units) Megane (133,116 units) and Sandero (124,918). September will bring about […]

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Steel Wheels: The Baser-Than-Base Dacia Duster Gets A Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/steel-wheels-the-baser-than-base-dacia-duster-gets-a-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/steel-wheels-the-baser-than-base-dacia-duster-gets-a-review/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487528 Readers of TTAC’s Facebook account know that our luxury-and-performance-car-scribe Alex Dykes currently has his hands on the newest Mercedes CLS63 AMG. One of Mr. Dykes’ current concerns is the fact that the $140,000 Mercedes has no “next track” button on the steering wheel. He has a real point there: that’s one of just six buttons […]

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Readers of TTAC’s Facebook account know that our luxury-and-performance-car-scribe Alex Dykes currently has his hands on the newest Mercedes CLS63 AMG. One of Mr. Dykes’ current concerns is the fact that the $140,000 Mercedes has no “next track” button on the steering wheel. He has a real point there: that’s one of just six buttons […]

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Urban SUVs: Giving The People What The People Want http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/urban-suvs-giving-the-people-what-the-people-want/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/urban-suvs-giving-the-people-what-the-people-want/#comments Sat, 09 Mar 2013 17:41:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480646 When the Renault Duster came out, I didn’t have to point it out to my wife. As soon as she saw one, she smiled and asked me what car was that. I explained to her that it was nothing more than our very own Logan, which is a sedan, on stilts. I explained how the […]

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When the Renault Duster came out, I didn’t have to point it out to my wife. As soon as she saw one, she smiled and asked me what car was that. I explained to her that it was nothing more than our very own Logan, which is a sedan, on stilts. I explained how the […]

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Renault Duster Becomes Indian Car Of The Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/renault-duster-becomes-indian-car-of-the-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/renault-duster-becomes-indian-car-of-the-year/#comments Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:54:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471770 We had posted earlier about how the Duster was setting sales charts on fire for Renault. Now, the Duster’s commercial success has been matched with critical acclaim, as it has taken home the coveted Indian Car of the Year award. The right hand drive version of the Duster is manufactured in India and imported to […]

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We had posted earlier about how the Duster was setting sales charts on fire for Renault. Now, the Duster’s commercial success has been matched with critical acclaim, as it has taken home the coveted Indian Car of the Year award. The right hand drive version of the Duster is manufactured in India and imported to […]

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In Tough Times, Dacia Is Renault’s “Cash Cow” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/in-tough-times-dacia-is-renaults-cash-cow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/in-tough-times-dacia-is-renaults-cash-cow/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472189 Renault COO Carlos Tavares may not be exaggerating  when he calls Dacia a “cash cow”. A report in Automotive News suggests that the low-cost marque may be as profitable as some premium brands. Dacia’s operating margin, according to a Morgan Stanley report, is said to be around 9 percent – closer to luxury brands than […]

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Renault COO Carlos Tavares may not be exaggerating  when he calls Dacia a “cash cow”. A report in Automotive News suggests that the low-cost marque may be as profitable as some premium brands. Dacia’s operating margin, according to a Morgan Stanley report, is said to be around 9 percent – closer to luxury brands than […]

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In The Land Of Wagons, The Compact Crossover Is King http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/in-the-land-of-wagons-the-compact-crossover-is-king/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/in-the-land-of-wagons-the-compact-crossover-is-king/#comments Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:40:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469492 Despite being attacked in some circles as symbols of American decadance, the compact crossover is rapidly gaining in popularity. French business outlet La Tribune reports that sales of small crossovers are up 25 percent this year, with crossovers of all sizes now accounting for 10 percent of the car market. La Tribune notes with some […]

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Despite being attacked in some circles as symbols of American decadance, the compact crossover is rapidly gaining in popularity. French business outlet La Tribune reports that sales of small crossovers are up 25 percent this year, with crossovers of all sizes now accounting for 10 percent of the car market. La Tribune notes with some […]

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One Sixth Of UK Dacia Duster Buyers Opt For “Poverty Spec” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/one-sixth-of-uk-dacia-duster-buyers-opt-for-poverty-spec/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/one-sixth-of-uk-dacia-duster-buyers-opt-for-poverty-spec/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465453 Steel wheels? Crank rear windows? Those features would be poison on a car sold in North America, but Dacia’s UK division isn’t having any trouble selling base model Dusters. UK mag Auto Express reports A sixth of pre-orders have been for the entry-level Duster Access model, which starts from just £8,995 and comes with 16-inch […]

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Steel wheels? Crank rear windows? Those features would be poison on a car sold in North America, but Dacia’s UK division isn’t having any trouble selling base model Dusters. UK mag Auto Express reports A sixth of pre-orders have been for the entry-level Duster Access model, which starts from just £8,995 and comes with 16-inch […]

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Great News Everyone! Dacia Sandero To Cost £5,995 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/great-news-everyone-dacia-sandero-to-cost-5995/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/great-news-everyone-dacia-sandero-to-cost-5995/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:05:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463852 Great news everyone! The Dacia Sandero will apparently cost £5,995, or about $9,600 in its cheapest trim level, when it goes on sale in the UK tomorrow. Full pricing and specs will be released Wednesday, but with the Duster SUV retailing for £8,995 (just under $15,000), the smaller, less prestigious Sandero could conceivably occupy the rock-bottom price point. […]

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Great news everyone! The Dacia Sandero will apparently cost £5,995, or about $9,600 in its cheapest trim level, when it goes on sale in the UK tomorrow. Full pricing and specs will be released Wednesday, but with the Duster SUV retailing for £8,995 (just under $15,000), the smaller, less prestigious Sandero could conceivably occupy the rock-bottom price point. […]

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Dacia’s Up, ‘Nault’s Down As Low-Cost Romanian Vehicles Cannibalize Their French Overlords http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/dacias-up-naults-down-as-low-cost-romanian-vehicles-cannibalize-their-french-overlords/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/dacias-up-naults-down-as-low-cost-romanian-vehicles-cannibalize-their-french-overlords/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:06:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453083 The big winner for Renault in the first half of 2012 was their low-cost Dacia brand, while the losers were…everyone else. Just-Auto lists the sales breakdown below “Renault sold 182,700 light commercial vehicles, up 0.4%. Renault brand sales fell 2.4% to 1,113,913. Dacia was up 2.5% to 181,280. Sales at Renault Samsung Motors brand plunged […]

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The big winner for Renault in the first half of 2012 was their low-cost Dacia brand, while the losers were…everyone else. Just-Auto lists the sales breakdown below “Renault sold 182,700 light commercial vehicles, up 0.4%. Renault brand sales fell 2.4% to 1,113,913. Dacia was up 2.5% to 181,280. Sales at Renault Samsung Motors brand plunged […]

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“Fabrique Au Maroc” Renault/Dacia Cars Draws Controversy In France http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/fabrique-au-maroc-renaultdacia-cars-draws-controversy-in-france/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/fabrique-au-maroc-renaultdacia-cars-draws-controversy-in-france/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 21:01:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430451 Renault’s establishment of a factory in France’s former colony of Morocco has drawn ire from union officials and industry in the sort of election year politicking that wouldn’t be unknown to Americans. The language and culture may be different, but the theme remains the same; good jobs in the manufacturing sector are leaving the country, […]

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Renault’s establishment of a factory in France’s former colony of Morocco has drawn ire from union officials and industry in the sort of election year politicking that wouldn’t be unknown to Americans. The language and culture may be different, but the theme remains the same; good jobs in the manufacturing sector are leaving the country, […]

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