Geneva Gallery: Dacia Duster

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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The Duster moniker alone should be enough to tell you that this compact ute won’t be coming to the US, but it’s a crucial new addition to Renault’s low-cost Dacia lineup. Dacia is making serious inroads in Europe, as a combination of C4C schemes and the rediscovered love of frugality has firmly put the Renault budget brand at the top of the growth charts. CUVs are hot in Europe, but if the Tiguan’s nose-bleed price is a put-off, the Duster is available for about half the price. And you know, that’s not half bad.

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